I was asked about two years ago to be the godfather to my sister-in-law’s third child. I graciously accepted this offer. Within the past year, my godson’s family (with the mother being the “directing” force) has left the faith and joined a Protestant church. I haven’t said anything to my sister-in-law about her family’s decision. However, I have just been made aware that my godson’s mother intends to be “re-baptized” into that faith and, as far as I am concerned, break with the Roman Catholic faith.
Since I am my nephew’s godfather, I’m confused as to what role his mother still expects of me. Should I confront her and asked her that question? Should I talk to a priest at my parish to get input?