Msgr. Charles Pope offers a great summary of the Church's position on infant baptism. He makes the following three points:
1. The baptism of infants is a powerful testimony to the absolute gratuity (gift) of salvation.
2. The Baptism of infants also powerfully attests to the fact that the beauty of holiness and righteousness is available to everyone regardless of age.
3. The Baptism of Infants also attests to the fact that faith is gift for every stage of development.