At first, I thought of regaling you with some heavy humour about how the English Language is subject to a curious transition whereby, after a few centuries, it will consist simply of a very tiny number of words, all of them endowed with an enormous plurality of varied and unrelated meanings. This thought was sparked by seeing a TV clip of an American Police Chief saying that his officers "entered the location and located the victims", meaning, I presume, that they entered the place and found the victims. [He also had a word heinious which was new to me.]
But some words from Ephesians in the Mass ad tollendum Schisma brought me to my senses.
It's just not true that, nowadays, there is "only one Baptism".
Immensely clever people ... immensely cleverer than the Man from Tarsus or even me ... prefer formulae like " ... in the name of the creator, the redeemer, and the sanctifier." Such phrases have even had to be dealt with in the Catholic Church. My suspicion is that in the broad sunlit uplands of the Reformation Inheritance, they are very common.
As Catholic Clergy check the Baptisms of their Paschal Neophytes, I wonder how aware they are that when somebody has written on a certificate that s/he "baptised N according to the Rites of the Church of England", this is quite possibly ... and often certainly is ... a shameless lie.
It is my belief that people entering into full communion from such religious environments should be conditionally baptised. As they once were.
And what about Holy Orders? If an ordinand was not validly baptised, then his Confirmation and Ordination are not valid.
There was a time when some Catholic Bishops, after ordaining presbyteri, reordained them all sub condicione in the Sacristy ... just to be on the safe side ...
Perhaps this wholesome instinct should be restored and extended: so that, in the Sacristy after the Ordination, the chaps would all be conditionally baptised, confirmed, and ordained.
If this would be "unecumenical", then the blame for such a sin lies with those who, despite the ecumenical agreements and assumptions of the 1960s, arrogantly took to themselves the right to render Baptism an area of sacramental uncertainty.