Artwork: Poussin, Nicolas. “The Seven Sacraments I: Baptism.” 1641-42.


There is an abundance of information on the Sacrament of Baptism. This page will highlight a few key resources, most of which are quoted throughout this website. The Catechism of the Council of Trent and the Roman Ritual in particular have extensive commentary on the history and the nature of Baptism.


“Baptism,” Fish Eaters,

“Catholicscout Clarifies: Traditional Baptism Side-by-Side with Novus Ordo Baptism,” Catholic Scout, January 20, 2014,

“The Seven Sacraments and Their Liturgies, Part 2: Baptism,” Holy Mass and More, August 5, 2018,

Carota, Father, “Latin Baptism Vs. New Rite of Baptism,” Traditional Catholic Priest, July 18, 2013,

Catholic Church. “The Sacrament of Baptism.” In The Catechism of the Council of Trent, 1566.

Fanning, William. “Baptism.” In Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907.

Fisher, J.D.C. Baptism in the Medieval West: A Study in the Disintegration of the Primitive Rite of Initiation. Hillenbrand Books, 2004.

Friel, David, “Baptisms in the Extraordinary Form,” Corpus Christi Watershed, March 20, 2016,

Heuser, Herman J. “Baptism.” In The Parish Priest on Duty : A Practical Manual for Pastors, Curates, and Theological Students Preparing for the Mission, 14-53: New York : Benziger Brothers, 1904.

Johnson, M.E. The Rites of Christian Initiation: Their Evolution and Interpretation. Liturgical Press, 2007.

Lynch, Donald. Baptism. Edited by Donald Lynch. University of St. Thomas, 1952.

Kwasniewski, Peter. “The Excision of Exorcisms as a Prelude to Devil-Denial.” OnePeterFive (June 19 2017).

———. “Can Those Who Missed out on Traditional Baptism Get the Exorcisms “Supplied”?”. OnePeterFive (April 24 2019).

Whispers of Restoration. “An Aid in Experiencing the Striking Beauty of a Traditional Baptism.” OnePeterFive (July 12 2017).

Zuhlsdorf, Fr. John, “Podcazt 174 and Prayercazt: The Latin of the Traditional Rite of Baptism of a Child,” Fr. Z’s Blog, August 19, 2019,