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Catholics not baptized?

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Catholics not baptized?

Posted: 2 Jul 2013 4:01AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm puzzling over the matter of why a Catholic family is not where it "should" be in County Cork RC records.

Reading some social history of the area to which the family first emigrated (Wales), I have found the surprising statement, "While many of the Irish were baptized Catholics, they had been to a large degree 'unchurched' before leaving" Ireland. Priests found that many/most of the pre-famine Irish in Wales were not interested in the practice of religion.

That makes me wonder if the children in this family were simply never baptized in Ireland. I assumed such a thing was impossible. Has anybody ever encountered non-practicing Catholics in 19th century Ireland?
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JimHoneychuck 2 Jul 2013 10:01AM GMT 
vlbcfb 2 Jul 2013 4:40PM GMT 
JimHoneychuck 2 Jul 2013 5:14PM GMT 
vlbcfb 2 Jul 2013 8:08PM GMT 
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