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From: Mona Andrée Rainville <>
Subject: [Q-R] Peculiar customs in the baptism of twins
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 11:39:46 -0500

Hi there,

I hope all of you have had a restful and pleasant Christmas, and that
you are all gathering your forces to face the coming New Year celebrations!

I have a question for you....

When twins are born, it is customary to consider the second born child
as the "elder" and the first born child as the "younger". The logic
behing this belief being that that the second born was conceived first.
Sort of like a LIFO (last in, first out) accounting of things...

Does this also translate in the order in which twins are baptized in the
Catholic faith? The "younger" being baptized first, and the "elder" second?



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