Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2009-02-01 16:32:31

Choosing Godparents today doesn't mean much of anything with the exception of the parents regarding the couple highly enough to even ask them. Being a true Godparent years ago meant that the Godparents were there to help in any way they could and if both parents were to pass on then the Godparents were to take the child(ren) in as their own. Now it has simply become a ritual. If the child was baptized as a Catholic,then its the responsibility of the parents and the godparents to ensure that the child is raised a Catholic. During the baptism the Parents and Godparent(s) would make a VOW on behalf of the child.So if the Parents don't fulfill their vows or changed their faith or died then it would be the God parent(s) duties to ensure that their Godchild's baptismal vows is fulfilled...(by teaching them of their christian duties as a Catholic and being an example of faith and prayer etc) It doesn't mean that by being a Godparent you have a legal responsibility for the child,but you do have a spiritual Responsibility....thats why its called God-Parent...Then when the child's older they'll renew their baptismal vows through Confirmation..

User Avatar

User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2016-11-30 01:50:43

It is very much the responsibility of the parents to decide the religious upbringing of their own children. It is normal when having a child baptised to have godparents who agree to assist the parents in their duty, but the godparents can not do anything against the wishes of the parents.

If for any reason, the parents have subsequently left their former faith, then they are unlikely to want their children brought up in the faith. In this case, the godparents have no further responsibilities of a religious nature, although they will probably remain family friends.

User Avatar

Your Answer


Still have questions?

Related Questions

Are Canadians Catholic or Christian?

If you mean Catholic or Protestant, the answer is a mix of one, both, or neither.

Are the greek orthodox Catholic or Jewish?

Neither. They are a Christian denomination that is NOT Catholic. And they have no connection at all to Judaism.

Was Jesus a Christian or Catholic?

Jesus was neither. He was born a Jew and died a Jew.

Can three people two male and one female act as godparents for your son in roman catholic faith?

No. The godparents must be a couple (i.e. two people, not three) who are married within the Catholic faith (i.e. have performed the sacrament of matrimony, which cannot include two women or two men) and must be the pair of one man and one woman. I'm not so sure. You can certainly have more than one of each but there is a chance they need to be in pairs. However my brother has two Godfathers and two Godmothers. I don't know, maybe you should ask your priest, he'll be happy to help (and somewhat better informed than I am) Also I don't think they have to be married, neither of my Godparents are... Actually, there can be one or two godparents, one male or one female or one of each, and they need not be married but must be baptized and confirmed and over age 16. If one of the two Godparents is not Catholic, he/she can be listed as Christian witness if Christian. If more than one of the same sex, say 2 males and one female, then only one male is listed as sponsor and the other can be called godparent by the family, and can also assist in the ceremony.

Is jesus was a crhistian or Catholic?

Jesus was neither. Christian means a follower of Christ, and Catholics is by definition, a branch of Christianity. The Catholic Church founded in the second century, 100 years after Jesus' life on earth.

What is the band disturbed religion?

Dave is Jewish Dan is Catholic Neither consider themselves religious From Also, David Draimen, the lead singer, is Christian.

Is Avenged Sevenfold antichrist or satanic?

A7X is neither Satanic or antichrist. It has been confirmed for most band members (except Johnny Chirst) that they are all either Catholic or Christian.

Is Hagia Sophia Christian or Catholic?

Not a valid question as Catholics are Christians. You are using the term "Christian" when you probably mean protestant. In actual fact, Hagia Sophia is neither. It was build as a Catholic patriarchal Cathedral, after the Schism of the East, it was an Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral. Later it was taken over by the Muslims and converted into a Mosque. Currently, it is a museum.

Is a snowman a Christian or pagan symbol?


Is Billie Joe Armstrong Catholic or Protestant?


Can a person be a godparent if they were not married in a Catholic church?

Yes, they can. My godmother was not married in a catholic church, and neither was my friend's.

Is pink the singer a Muslim or a Christian?

Neither, Pink is Jewish

Is elisabeth shue Jewish or christian?

Neither, I believe she is a Mormon

Is Barack Obama Sunni or Shiite?

Neither, he claims to be a Christian.

Was Jesus a Muslim or Christian?

Jesus was neither a Muslim or a christian but he was a Jew because the Christian faith had not yet been established and he just was not a Muslim

Are the band Black Veil Brides catholic?

No, the band itself is not Catholic. Neither are the members of the band. Some of the members were raised Catholic, but currently most of them are Atheists.

What was Catherine of Aragon Catholic or protestant?

Catherine of Aragon was a devout Roman Catholic to the end of her days and not a Protestant.

Did Saint Patrick believe in Jesus?

Yes, Patrick was a Catholic bishop. He would be neither a Catholic nor a bishop if he did not believe in Jesus.

Graeme mcdowell a roman Catholic?

Neither, he's Jewish. Protestant father and catholic mother....has both British and Irish passports

Do Christians wear prayer clothes?

I don't..Neither do my Christian friends..

Is Kourtney Kardashian Jewish or Muslim?

Neither - all of the Kardashians are Christian.

Did J.R.R. Tolkien believe that magic came from God?

No, Tolkien was a Catholic and firmly believed the Catholic doctrine that occult magic is "a lie from the Devil" and prohibited by God. However neither he nor the Catholic church has any problem with fantasy magic or stage magic as neither is real.

Why do people say Barack Obama is a christian when he neither practices nor believes in christian principles or the Bible?

because he sux

What religion are the Mormons?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (commonly called the "Mormons") is a Restorationist Christian denomination. This means that they are neither Catholic, Orthodox, or Protestant, but still Christian.To learn more about what "Restorationist Christian" means, visit the related link.Well, I know they call themselves 'saints'. Later Day Saints. I think that's how they like to be refered to.

How many christian songs does paramore have?

Paramore has 3 true christian songs. "Turn it off", "My Heart" and "We are broken". "Playing God" is not a Christian song neither is "Hallelujah."