When did the Roman Catholic Church change its mode of baptism from immersion to sprinkling and why? Here is a quote from a Jack Chick comic book( just kidding, but I may as well say it before I get falsely accused, and it isnt from Boettner either.) It is from a Catholic publication: "In the Latin Church immersion seems to have prevailed until the twelfth century.......the most ancient form usually employed was unquestionably immersion." (shortened form. I type like a blind man.) Do you think that maybe the move from adult to infant baptism brought more frequent baptisms and out of convenience went to sprinkling and pouring?