How badly corrupted is the baptism in NO parishes? I've noticed in some posts that most people say there isn't normally a question of validity regarding baptism but that a number of prayers and practices have been dropped.
If the N.O. rite is followed, then it's valid -- but that's the problem. Priests are all the time changing the wording, not pouring water of the head (I've heard of many cases in which priests will dip the children's BUTTS into the fonts!), etc. The Novus Ordo world is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.
I recently learned that in the NO only one godparent is required and if there are tow, only one of them must be a Catholic (certainly one of the least logical things I have heard yet. How can one promise to see to it that, in the event of the parents' death, a child will be brought up in the Catholic faith if one isn't even Catholic?)
Non-Catholics can't be godparents/sponsors, not even in the N.O. In the N.O., at least one godparent/sponsor is required, but a non-Catholic can stand alongside him/her as a "witness" (whatever that means, exactly).
THEN, I don't know any traditional Catholics who could be godparents. The best choices for Godparents I have are all NO and I don't know how they would feel about driving an hour away for a baptism.
I think if I were you, I'd talk to the priest at the chapel at which you will have the baby baptized (and I pray that it's either F.S.S.P. or S.S.P.X. or I.C.K., etc.). He may know of a couple who could act as sponsors and whom you could get to know a bit before Baptism.
Also, please say a prayer for me. Things are really bad at my place of employment. I'm trying to extract a knife from my back at the moment. However, God is using the situation for the longterm benefit. I just need you to pray for strength for me.
Boy, there seems to be a lot of that going around lately! I will pray for you, Brennus...