[quote="CrimsonCatholic, post:1, topic:257168"]
A friend of mine asked me a question regarding baptism and I was unable to give a solid good answer, so I was hoping I could get some help here. Here is the question.
My friend and her boyfriend are both Catholic. Neither are confirmed. They are having a child very soon, and would like to have the child baptized in the Catholic Church, but are not married, and are not in the near future planning on getting married. They agree, marriage is a very serious commitment. They had not planned on having a child together. Her Boyfriend was married once before in justice of the peace, and divorced.
What I told her is both of you have to be committed to coming into full communion with the church, by completing your sacraments for confirmation and first communion. The First marriage of your boyfriend, I believe needs to be annulled. You both have to be married in the church, and than with committing your live to a christian live can you have your son baptized in the church.
Is this correct what I said, I would like to some clarification on this if possible.
Thank you all in advance.
Can. 868 §1 For an infant to be baptised lawfully it is required:
1° that the parents, or at least one of them, or the person who lawfully holds their place, give their consent;
2° that there be a well-founded hope that the child will be brought up in the catholic religion. If such hope is truly lacking, the baptism is, in accordance with the provisions of particular law, to be deferred and the parents advised of the reason for this.
§2 An infant of catholic parents, indeed even of non-catholic parents, may in danger of death be baptised even if the parents are opposed to it.