(Closed) NWR: Another baptism question

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@MapleBecky: This is an interesting question. TBH, I’m not sure if it is something that comes up all that often!

To have a child baptized, you usually have to take a class (like a little 3 session evening class) on what it means to have your child baptized. As part of that, the parents commit to raising their child Catholic. Is that something you are wiling to do? (Or have your Fiance raise your son Catholic). I know that when I was baptized, and my sisters, my mom was not Catholic, so it’s definitely not that both parents have to be Catholic. But I’m not sure how it would work if the Catholic parent isn’t the biological one. Is your fiance planning on adopting your son? 

I’d ask a priest. I don’t think there is any rule against it, but you should talk to a priest. If raising your son Catholic is something you are willing to do, I think it would be OK.

Post # 5
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133 posts
Blushing bee

If your Fiance was the legal guardian (adopts your son after the wedding) then he could have your son baptized independent of your beliefs (only one parent has to approve).  I’m not sure how it would work in your situation.

Post # 7
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133 posts
Blushing bee

The issue is that the priest has to believe that the child will be brought up Catholic. Thia usually means that one parent has to be Catholic and agree to raise the child in the faith.  Since your Fiance is practically a parent but legally isn’t, I’m not sure what will happen.

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