I noticed that the question came up in Zenit’s weekly liturgy Q&A column. Fr McNamara’s assessment, after quoting the relevant documents:
Therefore, there is no universal rule that would forbid the practice of baptism during Lent. However, given that Lent is traditionally orientated toward the preparation for baptism, many parishes and even a few dioceses have policies that discourage it.
Another reason why several places discourage baptisms during Lent is that in some cultures they also give rise to festive social celebrations that might be inappropriate during a penitential season.
Since these regulations forbidding baptism during Lent are never absolute, pastors always retain the possibility of setting them aside for a good reason and so decide to perform a baptism.
This has been my experience: baptisms are discouraged, but exceptions for serious reasons are permitted. It’s pretty much the same for weddings. I recently consulted with a couple getting married in another parish–their wedding was last weekend. There is no rule against a Lenten wedding, but many couples would blanch at the thought of toning down a celebration in keeping with the spirit of the season of Lent.
Anybody getting married or baptized at your parish this Lent?