Maybe the Google is watching me quite closely, but I’m seeing a lot of secular news items in my feeds on “invalid baptisms.” This one, too, in which Fr Thomas Reese assesses the CDF decision simply enough:
I think it’s nuts.
Maybe true. Given the Orthodox practice as cited:
Orthodox churches use a passive voice: “This person is baptized …” and the Catholic Church has recognized those baptisms for centuries.
It would seem the CDF note from 2020 is on shaky ground. Fr Reese also suggests that synodality might have helped here. Why not consult theologians outside of Rome?
One of the other news feeds had a poll at the end, a series of gradual responses to the question “What would you do?” I suspect many answers will center around “Shrug and do nothing” more than “Call the Church and get re-baptized immediately.”