Q: My question relates to #42 of the Missal. I understand this to mean that no baptisms means no litany. It seems to follow that the font, ie. the water for baptism at that event is not blessed, but the priest moves to the Blessing of Water, #54. Our priests do not accept this interpretation; they insist on the Litany. I have read the missal, plus your very helpful book “Glory In The Cross“, page 155 over and over. I have conferred with Liturgy Coordinators who said “no Baptisms, no blessing of the font, hence no Litany.” I would really appreciate some clarity and peace of mind. Thank you.
A: Thanks for your question. See if the response I made to an earlier question here resolves your dilemma: http://paulturner.