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Can we christen our child even though I am still married?


andrewwright 8 | 65  
15 Oct 2009 /  #1
Hope someone could help me on this one,
We have a baby due at Christmas Im English no religion my fiancee polish catholic i am/was married(spilt up 6 years ago) going through divorce now,Was told today that we cannot Christian our baby as im still married, is this true

With all the brain boxes on here im sure someone could put things right for us

Thanks

Andy
Ireland32 2 | 172  
15 Oct 2009 /  #2
Was told today that we cannot christian our baby as im still married, is this true

Hi Andy. I dont think this is true. I know in the Catholic religion in Ireland it is permitted. Some local priests take exception to unmarried couples christening their children in church on Sundays and have to pick a week day but this is the first I have heard of what you stay.

I myself am divorced (however in the eyes of the church I am not) and have a son that I christened when I was separated from my ex (not divorced).

I hope this helps and I wish you all the best.
Barney 15 | 1,477  
15 Oct 2009 /  #3
It all depends upon the priest. My sister's first child was baptised in a catholic church while she wasnt married. After she got married and moved up country, her second child was refused baptism in a catholic church (so she was baptised in the Church of Ireland).

Try to find a proper priest.
Ireland32 2 | 172  
15 Oct 2009 /  #4
Try to find a proper priest

I think Barney hit the nail on the head here. The older generation of priests are set in their ways and as this type of thing may have been frowned upon in days gone by they tend to take the same approach now.

Find a young priest who is more adopt with modern times and society.
Nika 2 | 507  
15 Oct 2009 /  #5
Ireland32

Was told today that we cannot christian our baby as im still married, is this true

Rubbish! No priest has a right to refuse to christian your baby, unless his name is Rydzyk.
jacob_89 - | 23  
15 Oct 2009 /  #6
Leave that poor baby alone. Let him/her choose when she/he gets adoult.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
15 Oct 2009 /  #7
Very good point, jacob. Too many choose too early and it creates complications later. Fine, bless your child but there are others who don't and feel God very much more.

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