[quote=jennypekny]My brother and his girlfriend are expecting a baby in October. They are planning their wedding for next June, but want to get their baby baptised shortly after her birth. I am all for getting the baby baptised, but where does the church stand on the parents of that baby being unmarried at the time of the baptism?
LSK is absolutely right. The priest just needs to be assured that the child will be raised in the Faith. If the parents are now seeking to be married, and make right their mistakes- the Church would embrace this.
Also, if I or my husband am asked to be a godparent, is there anything wrong with accepting the role?
Why would there be anything wrong with accepting this role? Is there something that precludes you two from being another set of religious teachers and guides for this child?
Can anyone clear up some of this for me?
Canon Law on Baptism:
Book IV: Part I: Title I: Chapter 1-5