Godparent?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by DeSnousa, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

    DeSnousa

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    Hi everybody, well today I was asked by my father if I wanted to be a Godfather for my half-sister. Only problem is can a brother be a Godfather? We are Roman Catholic.

    I'm also sorry, but I could not find this info on the web.

    Thanks a lot :)
     
  2. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

    MongoTheGeek

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    Yes.

    The purpose of a Godparent is to make sure that she continues in the faith.
     
  3. DeSnousa thread starter macrumors 68000

    DeSnousa

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    Thanks so much for the speedy response :)

    That is good news, as she is my half-sister (we don't live together) so it would be nice to have a greater attachment to her :)
     
  4. macmama macrumors regular

    macmama

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    You can be a godparent in the Catholic Church if you:

    • have received the sacrament of confirmation
    • attend church regularly (you will likely need a letter from your parish; usually they know this by you giving "envelopes" weekly)

    You can also be a "Christian Witness" if you're a non-Catholic Christian who is active in your own church, as long as you've never converted out of Catholicism. The other godparent in this case must be a Catholic.

    HTH.
     

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