Off-Ramp for October 28, 2006

Baptism By Ire

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Queena Kim

Hundreds of parents file into Our Lady Queen of the Angels Church to baptize their babies.

Every Saturday, hundreds of Latino immigrants make the pilgrimage to Our Lady the Queen of the Angeles, Los Angeles' oldest mission Church, to get their babies baptized.

For immigrants who are trying to keep their tradition while struggling to survive, the draw is simple. Unlike other churches, Our Lady doesn't require parents or godparents to take classes beforehand. All you do is sign up. To some, it's known as the McDonald's of Baptism. Abel Salas reports. Queena Kim produced this segment


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