I recently asked a question, wanting to learn more about the 'Catholic' view of baptism. I initially assumed there was no ambiguity about what perspective I was looking for, but I later edited to make this more explicit:
To clarify, by tagging the question catholicism, I'm indicating that I'm interested in learning about current mainstream Catholic thought. That of course includes any implications of recent councils such as Vatican II.
The reason I made that edit was because I received an answer that in my ignorance I assumed was purporting to be from what I would understand as a Catholic perspective. I think I'm right in saying this was not the case: tucked away in the answer was a clue:
... prior to Vatican II, there was never ... In modern times however the concept of Baptism of Desire, which is anathematized ...
If I'm right and this answer is from the perspective of a "Catholic" position that is not mainstream, surely either ...
It is "not an answer" (and I should flag it)
- It needs a big obvious disclaimer at the top to spell out the actual perspective
... based on the tag wiki for catholicism:
Catholicism encompasses all churches who hold to the Pope (in Rome) as being the earthly head of the church, along with the attendant structure, mores, values, and teachings thereof. This is mainly the church commonly called the Roman Catholic church, but also a number of much smaller churches
Further information can be found at the helpful Wikipedia article.
Use this tag for all questions about the organization of the Catholic church, its structures and practices and teachings specific to it, and of any other churches that fall within this definition.
So, am I right, or is the burden on me to spell out in more precise terms what I'm looking for?