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Is it possible to be baptized in the Catholic church if your parents are not married and do both parents need to be Catholic?

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2009-06-02 20:30:16
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Yes, you can be baptized, even if both of your parents are not Catholics. Yes, it is possible to be baptized in the Catholic church if the parents are not married in a catholic church or they are not Catholic. This is what Canon Law states (bold added) Can. 865 ยง1. For an adult to be baptised, the person must have manifested the intention to receive baptism, have been instructed sufficiently about the truths of the faith and Christian obligations, and have been tested in the Christian life through the catechumenate. Can. 868 ยง1. For an infant to be baptized licitly: 1/ the parents or at least one of them or the person who legitimately takes their place must consent;2/ there must be a founded hope that the infant will be brought up in the Catholic religion; if such hope is altogether lacking, the baptism is to be delayed according to the prescripts of particular law after the parents have been advised about the reason.

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