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originally posted by: r0xor
It has to be viewed in context.
First of all, the baby was volunteered; there's no lawsuit here even if there's present or permanent future injury (at least it isn't psychological).
Secondly, it had spiritual implications. There was a reason this happened, it had meaning, a greater power was at work. When the baby grows up, this is going to be a story told by them to affirm that they're special.
Sensationalists post and grasp upon this to speak ill of the Church. To them I say, nay, tis but a thing, no es nada, it's nothing. Moreover, unbeknownst to whomever, it occured that pray tell, it escaped me.
originally posted by: seattlerat
It looks to me like the infant squirmed forward... probably should have been held securely, but saying the priest DROPPED him is not accurate.