My husband and I are expecting our first child this April. A little background on our history: I am a cradle Catholic. I have eight brothers and sisters, who all practice the Faith. My husband is half Jewish, half Catholic. He was baptized, as were his 3 siblings, but they were not raised with any religion growing up. My husband has been very supportive of the faith, and attends mass with me regularly. He isn’t quite ready to convert, but he has been thinking about it.
When we spoke about Godparents for the baby, we had decided on two of my siblings. Since then, his mom (where he gets his Jewish background), has made some comments to him that are causing him to feel guilty about not having one of his siblings as a Godparent. It was explained to us that while one Godparent must be a practicing Catholic, the other may be a Baptized practicing Christian. However, none of his siblings follow any Religion at all. Even if it were acceptable to have a non practicing Catholic as a Godparent, I don’t feel comfortable doing so when we have more than enough options of practicing Catholics.
At the same time, I do want to find a way to include one of his siblings. Are there any options for us?