Not trying to stir up a religious debate.....
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August 31st, 2011, 10:43 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New Jersey
The Catholic church's view on this (and many other things) is a sore spot for me. I'm so sorry you have to deal with it. I was baptized and raised Catholic. My mom was married at 19 and divorced by 20 so the church has given her a hard time with lots of things. They've told her more times than I care to count, since the 80's, they'll annul her marriage for x amount of dollars even though there are no real grounds for annulment. They are just interested in the money. I don't think they gave her any problems getting us baptized though. I know the priest at the church I belong to gave me trouble baptizing DS. I've kind of pulled away from the Catholic church because of the whole sex abuse scandal. I find their handling of it reprehensible, and am thinking about switching religions. It's hard though, because I worry about what my grandmother (who's been dead sine 1993) would think. Anyway, when DS was baptized the priest said, "Oh you don't attend very often. I really shouldn't do this. But as long as you're not Jehovah's Witness I will." Ummm really?!? I hope you're able to find someone that will baptize her. It shouldn't matter that you're divorced (at least in my mind). Baptism isn't about the parents, it's about the babies.
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