Today Michael Jacob will be baptized into our Catholic faith by a Bishop friend of mine who is visiting his mother in Ohio. We will journey there this morning to meet them...a sort of taking the child out of Indiana to Ohio...Israel to Egypt motif.
Joseph ever the wordsmith has asked "Was I bap ba tized too?"
"Yes" we tell him, "that is why you have to go to Church every Sunday. Now your brother will have to go too." This seems to satisfy him.
Joseph was bap ba tized in a monastery in Southern Indiana.