What are the guidelnes for choosing proper godparents?

My wife and I are in the process of choosing godparents. She wants to have a sibling who is a baptized and confirmed Catholic, but no longer practices the Faith, to be a godparent and I objected to this. Obviously she is upset however I want a practicing Catholic to be a godparent. I know we all have different faith journeys that bring us to Christ; however, I want someone to be at least churchgoing and takes their faith seriously. Am I being uncharitable not wanting this person to be a godparent? I understand there can be a non-Catholic as a godparent, but again want to know if I should just allow this person to be a godparent or stick to my guns and want a faithful, practicing Catholic for this important role?

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