When deciding to select my sister as my daugher’s godmother I thought that I was naming (admittedly) a weak Catholic (one who doesn’t understand the depth of the Catholic faith very much), but certainly one who practices sincerely. Instead, I have come to find out that she really supports activities and organizations that are quite counter to the Catholic faith and shows no willingness to learn more or redirect her support. In a twisted way, she claims she is still living the gospel – after all, Jesus ate with the tax collectors and prostitutes, etc, etc.
I believe she is sincere but she is also stubborn. Bottom line is this: Do I select a new godmother? Is that possible? What options/alternatives exists for this situation? Do I continue to use this situation to try and witness to her? What message am I sending if I do nothing? What message do I send if I tell her she can no longer be my daughter’s godmother? Please advise.