I got a note via e-mail and I simply don’t have time at the moment to respond directly. Perhaps you folks can help this person:
I know you are busy but I am hoping you will be able to answer this question for me.
Can Baptism according to the liturgical books of 1962 be celebrated in the vernacular?
Recently, a friend of mine had thier child baptized according to the older form and the priest who baptized did it in ther vernacular.
My wife and I are expecting our second child and would like the child baptized in the older form – we asked the priest yesterday and he seemed very hesitant. He also did not think that baptism could be celebrated in the vernacular according to the liturgical books of 1962.
Blessings in Christ – and a Holy and Happy New Year –