Baptize or not?


#1

I have a question. Both my ex wife and parents are Protestant. I’m considering Baptizing my kids Catholic; but I don’t want to start a war with my ex or upset my parents. What do you all think?


#2

If you are Catholic, and your children live with you full time, sure.

Otherwise, no.


#3

If there is hope that the kids will be raised Catholic, I think it’s okay to do so. But PLEASE talk to your priest first.

Upsetting your parents on this issue is actually a non-issue, in my opinion. You are the parent, you decide how your kids will be raised and raise them that way. They will have to accept that.

The ex-wife situation may be different. Do your kids still see her? Will she try to sway them from the Catholic education that you give them?


#4

Not enough information.

War with your Ex? You need to be a parent first and work with her.

Upset your parents? They do not have any imput on this conversation.


#5

I think you better first take a look at the custody order in your divorce proceeding from your ex-wife. Otherwise you might find yourself in contempt of court and spending some time in the “Gray Bar Motel”. I hear the semi-private rooms are particularly lovely this time of year.


#6

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