Summa Theologiae by St Thomas Aquinas
TP: Treatise On The Sacraments
Q67 Of The Ministers By Whom The Sacrament Of Baptism Is Conferred
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We have now to consider the ministers by whom the sacrament of Baptism is conferred. And concerning this there are eight points of inquiry:

A1 Whether it belongs to a deacon to baptize?

A2 Whether this belongs to a priest, or to a bishop only?

A3 Whether a layman can confer the sacrament of Baptism?

A4 Whether a woman can do this?

A5 Whether an unbaptized person can baptize?

A6 Whether several can at the same time baptize one and the same person?

A7 Whether it is essential that someone should raise the person baptized from the sacred font?

A8 Whether he who raises someone from the sacred font is bound to instruct him?