The Church, echoing the affirmation of the LORD himself, teaches that Baptism is necessary for salvation.1
Furthermore, parents are obliged to take care that infants are baptized in the first few weeks; as soon as possible after the birth or even before it, they are to go to the pastor to request the sacrament for their child and to be prepared properly for it.2
And CCC 1261 ends by saying, 'All the more urgent is the Church's call not to prevent little children coming to Christ through the gift of holy Baptism.'
With the backdrop of all these Church teachings and practice, and noting point 52. of Synod 2014 of "Relatio post disceptationem"
- Without denying the moral problems associated with homosexual unions, there are instances where mutual assistance to the point of sacrifice is a valuable support in the life of these persons. Furthermore, the Church pays special attention to [...] children who live with same-sex couples and stresses that the needs and rights of the little ones must always be given priority.
does the Catholic Church teach that any child, or all children have the "right" to be baptized?
Does the Church teach that anyone has the "right" to be baptized?
If the answer is in the affirmative, who granted those rights?
Please note "Rights" are to be understood as the Church understand them.
Right (Definition noun 18. | Dictionary.com): a just claim or title, whether legal, prescriptive, or moral: "You have a right to say what you please."