Monsignor James Bartylla is vicar general of the Diocese of Madison. Under an administrative change enacted earlier this year, his office now handles priests' inquiries about whether to baptize children of same-sex couples. In the past, this issue was largely left up to the discretion of individual priests.

(RNS1-JUNE 26) Monsignor James Bartylla is vicar general of the Diocese of Madison. Under an administrative change enacted earlier this year, his office now handles priests’ inquiries about whether to baptize children of same-sex couples. In the past, this issue was largely left up to the discretion of individual priests. For use with RNS-VICAR-GENERAL transmitted June 26, 2014. RNS photo courtesy Brent King, Diocese of Madison

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