Religion: Sins of the Mother

For Carol Morreale, 20, and her husband Daniel, 23, the second Sunday of August was to have been a day of celebration. On that day the couple had planned to take their three-month-old son Nathaniel to Immaculate Conception Church in Marlboro, Mass., for his baptism as a Roman Catholic. Guests were beginning to gather for a gala baptismal party. Then the phone rang: a call from Father John J. Roussin, assistant pastor of the church. Was she the same Carol Morreale who had been quoted in a Marlboro newspaper as supporting the establishment of...