• I'd be interested to see the answer to this. Years ago, my husband, who is a Protestant pastor, had an RC couple wanting to get married. We thought that they had a good chance of the bishop approving, because her husband had walked out on her, and he had never been married. So we said we would start proceedings to ask permission of the bishop, but they would be required to come to instruction and attend church (not necessarily go through any ritual, just listen). They told us point blank that they had no intention of coming to our church. They just wanted the ceremony because they had been refused in the RC church. They knew the RC's would not recognise it, but they wanted a church wedding. Gently, we asked if perhaps there might be a problem if their marriage was not recognised, when they went to baptise children, and we were then told "Oh no, the priest told us he would baptise them." So I don't know the answer. I hope that someone DOES know the official stance,because that conversation confused us.
  • Why would you want to baptize your child in a church that is not recognizing your marriage? If you intent is to dedicate your child to God, you, as a parent should do it, it’s actually your mandate as a believer to do it. Just go to you knees, and offer it to God when the time comes, and be part of his/her spiritual growing up, until time comes and your child can give his/her life over to God on their own. Probably would be good idea you and your spouse confirm your love for each other to God and ask for His blessings on your marriage. Also would be helpfull to find a church that does not have a “baggage” attached to it called tradition or “sacrament”. Jesus has died so you could be free, only free people are capable of making choices, slaves can not. Stay away from dogma or routine that enslaves you...
  • Yes, you can baptize your child in the Roman Catholic Church. They won't stop you from raising your child Catholic...Actually they encourage it. Please read the following passage From the Compendium to the Catechesis of the Catholic Church. I included the whole passage, but it does specifically say that the children should be educated in the Church. Also, I know a buddhist couple who had both their children Baptized and Confirmed Catholic, even though they wouldn't do it for themselves. Baptism is for salvation so I don't know why they would ever refuse it to an infant. 349. What is the attitude of the Church toward those people who are divorced and then remarried? (Catechesis of the Catholic Church Ref # 1650-1651,1665) The Church, since she is faithful to her Lord, cannot recognize the union of people who are civilly divorced and remarried. “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another, commits adultery against her; and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery” (Mark 10:11-12). The Church manifests an attentive solicitude toward such people and encourages them to a life of faith, prayer, works of charity AND THE CATHOLIC EDUCATION OF THEIR CHILDREN. However, they cannot receive sacramental absolution, take Holy Communion, or exercise certain ecclesial responsibilities as long as their situation, which objectively contravenes God's law, persists. Also the Catechesis of the Catholic Church Ref #1261 says As regards children who have died without Baptism, the Church can only entrust them to the mercy of God, as she does in her funeral rites for them. Indeed, the great mercy of God who desires that all men should be saved, and Jesus' tenderness toward children which caused him to say: "Let the children come to me, do not hinder them," allow us to hope that there is a way of salvation for children who have died without Baptism. All the more urgent is the Church's call not to prevent little children coming to Christ through the gift of holy Baptism.
  • Do you realize that Jesus was 30 years old when he got baptized. Why not let the chid decide for itself? Also the baptism should be a complete immersion just like when Jesus was in the Jordan River. Sprinkling don't cut it.
  • well I was told I didnt exist because my dad was divorced and annulled. Or rather my existance was profane, which has never sat right with me. I'd go non-denominational. Lutheran is the best choice because it's alot more openminded, and easy going. Tho when I was catholic I was in good shape kneeling all the time.
  • You should know that the catholic church does not support divorce in anyway following the biblical injunction "WHAT GOD HAS JOINED,LET NO MAN PUT ASSUNDER" Annulment in catholic church is quite different from divorce.Annulment can be granted if such marriage is contracted in deceit. What you need to do is to go to the catholic marriage tribunal incharge and give them reasons why they should annul the previous marriage.It may be very hard to convince them anyway. As far as the catholic church is concerned,the mother of the expected child is not your wife.Better talk to a priest to guide you on the steps to take. Many parish may not allow you to baptize the child unless you are coming for reconcilliation.And in that case,they may demand for restitution- like allowing the mother to go back to her husband. Just see a priest.
  • how doea a child deal with the fact that they where brougt into this world because both paretns loved each other how does the annullment of his marridge affect them
  • It will be up to the church.
  • Probably you can. You must however speak to the priest in the parish where you attend Church to get him to sign off on it. Remember, you are supposed to promise to bring the child up in the Catholic faith with Catholic values.
  • Of course the child can be baptized Catholic. ANY child can be. However, don't ask here. Ask a priest. By the way, the word is "civilly".

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