Hello and Good morning. So my fiance and I (soon to be married) are wanting to babtize our baby when he is born (July). She is Catholic and I am Lutheran. Does both godparents need to be Catholic confirmed for our child to be babtised in a Catholic Church? We are a bit confused as to how this works. My brother, who is Lutheran, will be godfather, and my fiance's sister, who is Catholic confirmed, will be godmother. Please enlighten me on this.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Yes, all godparents (only one is required) must be practicing Catholics. It wouldn't make sense to have a member of a heretic sect be a godparent because the duty of the godparent is to ensure that the child is properly instructed in the true Faith, not an heretical one.
Moreover, you need to be sure that you are having the child validly baptized as a Catholic. There are many churches around these days that may have the name "Catholic" on the door, but they are not Catholic inside, being affiliated to the New Order sect. Baptisms in such places are now, in many cases, invalid because Modernistic, invalid forms are being used.
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