Imagine baptism without a godparent. Well, that’s the reality in one Sicilian archdiocese that has banned the appointment of godparents for the next three years. Register contributor Patti Armstrong gives us reasons godparents exist and explains how the Marlon Brando model of the Godfather gets it very wrong. Also, Register staff writer Peter J. Smith shares about the trouble some parishes are having with internet scams and what can be done to avoid them.
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Archbishop Salvatore Gristina of Catania, Italy, issued a decree to end abuse of the tradition — but is that the best response? Catechesis is needed, experts say.
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The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith advised it is ‘impossible to allow’ persons with transsexual behavior to be baptismal godfathers or godmothers.
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