Baptized. Or not? Real question. Or not?
QUESTION: My son and daughter-in-law belong to a church with different beliefs from mine, and thus my new grandchildren, a few months old, were not going to be baptized. My 1950s Catholic background would not let me sleep, so I snuck them off to the laundry and performed private rites. Do I get eternal reward or damnation? — NAME WITHHELD
If you hadn’t guessed, this query arrives via The Ethicist, aka Randy Cohen of the New York Times Magazine. Read his answer here, and let me know what you think–or what your answer would be. Then let me know if you think this question was real. Though I suppose parish priests have heard worse.