TOP STORY: RELIGION IN AMERICA: Catholics immersed in a centuries-old baptismal ritual

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c. 1996 Religion News Service LOS ANGELES (RNS)-Converts to Catholicism are increasingly being baptized by immersion, an historic shift by the church back to ancient ways of initiation. The change is taking place so gradually that many Catholics are unfamiliar with the splashy ritual.”You will get very wet,”Msgr. Gerald Wilkerson, a pastor in suburban Encino, […]

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