Anabaptism in the Catholic Tradition

The Vatican has said that only baptisms done “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” are valid. That means that anyone baptized using another formula, such as the politically correct “Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier” (a modalistic assemblage), must be rebaptized.

A dozen years ago or so Cardinal Bernard Law, Archbishop of Boston, got the Paulists mad at him when he said the same thing–and made them redo dozens of baptisms at the Paulist Center.

I wonder how many such baptisms have been done by the Paulists and others over the past twenty years …? How many of those babies left forwarding addresses? Did they receive a baptismal certificate with the correct words? If so, how will they know? What are the implications for confirmation, marriage, even perhaps ordination …? Carl Olson comments on this, linking to Ed Peters (and an older post by Ed), who asks the same questions.