Religion: Fighting at the Font

Have your child baptized early, the vicar of St. Saviour's in Walthamstow, England urged his parishioners. The Rev. Cyril W. Nye, 61, was not voicing concern about the little ones tossing in limbo; it was their tossing in his arms that bothered him. Said he: "Please, please try to bring your children along before they are two months old. Babies of six months and over are uncommonly awkward to handle. When the baptismal water is poured over their heads, they react strongly and try to get away . . . That can be quite tricky with a healthy, struggling infant. I...

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