Why Can’t They Be The God-Parents?

Question: Dear Luise: My son married a catholic girl – he is lutheran.  They want to have their new baby christened into the catholic church and it was suggested that my other son and daughter would be the god parents.  My married son called his sister and told her that the catholic church wouldnt allow her or her brother to be the godparents so they chose someome else.  Im happy they are having the baby christened but I am extremely hurt that my son and daughter are hurt because of this.  They’ve already picked out good catholic friends to be the godparents.  Im hurt as well.  When they have the christening will I even be able to attend since I am a Baptist?I guess my son and daughter are not good enough. P.

Answer: Dear P.: It is a rule in the Catholic Church that God-parents have to be of the same faith so they can understand and reinforce the child’s religious training. Doesn’t that make sense? If you check that out, it should erase any thoughts that your other children have been by-passed for personal reasons.

Of course you can attend. Call and confirm that so you will feel better. Be understanding and seek peace every chance you get. God loves us all. Blessings, Luise

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