Catechism of the Catholic Church:
The Baptism of infants
1250 Born with a fallen human nature and tainted by original sin, children also have need of the new birth in Baptism to be freed from the power of darkness and brought into the realm of the freedom of the children of God, to which all men are called.50 The sheer gratuitousness of the grace of salvation is particularly manifest in infant Baptism. The Church and the parents would deny a child the priceless grace of becoming a child of God were they not to confer Baptism shortly after birth.51
1251 Christian parents will recognize that this practice also accords with their role as nurturers of the life that God has entrusted to them.52
1252 The practice of infant Baptism is an immemorial tradition of the Church. There is explicit testimony to this practice from the second century on, and it is quite possible that, from the beginning of the apostolic preaching, when whole "households" received baptism, infants may also have been baptized.
Baptism hasn't really much to do with it, though. It's all down to the attitude of the Parish Priest, I think since he is the one who can decide how and if the child can be confirmed and if he/she can receive the Holy Communion. Trouble is, it's 20 or 30 years behind most Western countries in a lot of respects. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with that, in fact in almost all areas, it's very refreshing to find that things we've become accustomed to seeing in every day life in our 'home' Countries, and don't like at all.. haven't become the norm here yet... but things like the attitudes towards love-children, divorce, cremation seem so archaic. No worse than they were in Britain back in the day though.
In this particular area it is morally wrong IMHO..
In a perfect world, everything would be equal and nobody would ever have cause for complaint, but always there are things which someone won't like... this is my particular bug-bear... can't abide to see kids used as a weapon by anyone, least of all by the custodians of what should be a secure and safe place children (and adults of course) can go in times of personal crisis.
Do hope I haven't offended anyone, like I said.. it's just my personal opinion