Which rite is right?
...The Roman Catholic Church recognizes baptism in other Christian denominations under two conditions...
The Roman Catholic Church recognizes baptism in other Christian denominations under two conditions:
If the parish priest is uncertain that the baptism in another faith tradition was valid, Canon Law directs a conditional baptism (Canon 869). This is a baptism-just-in-case which can be performed without fanfare, with just a few people present.
This website is commonly used by our local Canon Lawyers to determine which Christian traditions use the tridentine formula and therefore have baptisms recognised by the Catholic Church.
Parishes may also consult the National Council of Churches "Covenanting Together" document which lists Churches who recognize in common the sacrament of baptism (see Section D, Dimension 4).
James Robinson is the Education Officer at Liturgy Brisbane