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Old Nov 5, '10, 5:43 pm
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Question Proxy Baptism

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I am currently having a very hard time finding God parents for my daughter. My closest friend fits all of the qualifications, but is far away. Can two people (my brother and siter in law) stand in for her by proxy, or can only one of them stand in for her by proxy?
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Hello,

I am currently having a very hard time finding God parents for my daughter. My closest friend fits all of the qualifications, but is far away. Can two people (my brother and siter in law) stand in for her by proxy, or can only one of them stand in for her by proxy?
Unless something has changed over the years, both godparents can have proxies stand in for them. I'm pretty sure most (if not all) my siblings had proxy godparents. But that was back in the 1960s.
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I am currently having a very hard time finding God parents for my daughter. My closest friend fits all of the qualifications, but is far away. Can two people (my brother and siter in law) stand in for her by proxy, or can only one of them stand in for her by proxy?
I really have no idea on this.

At first, though, I thought you were asking if someone could be baptized in proxy for your daughter. Well, of course that is a MAJOR no no. The Mormons actually practice that. They call it "baptism for the dead". Basically they find anyone who is not in their membership records and then "baptize" them by proxy using a living person. The idea is that the dead person will accept this as their own baptism because for some reason, their idea of "baptism" does not exist in their strange idea of "spirit prison", a place where the unrepentant and those who did not hear of Christ go to be evangelized and given a final chance. Of course, this is sheer and utter heresy!

http://www.catholic.com/library/Morm...r_the_Dead.asp
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Yes you can.

I just did this 5 months ago.
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Absolutely.

My son was baptised 4 months ago and a friend of mine was a proxy Godparent because the real Godmother couldn't make it.
Our priest told us that we could have 2 Godparents and one proxy if we wanted. But we didn't.
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It is clear that one may have a proxy for the godparent. However, I think your question was if you could have two proxies for one godparent. Something tells me that can't be, but I have no source for that. You had best ask one of the priests in your parish. They will be the final word on it in any case; so get the right answer first.

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