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Subject: Re: [ROOTS-L] Catholic ritual
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 18:04:23 EDT

In a message dated 10/15/02 5:19:47 AM Pacific Daylight Time,

> Not only did I not attend the baptisms, I was not supposed to go to any
> functions until the baby was baptized. I assure you this was the 20th
> century. I always thought it was a family ritual. Never questioned why

Well, it would surely make sure you got the child baptised in a timely
fashion! On the other hand how many women put off the ceremony so they could
avoid going out <G>

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