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RCIA godparents and sponsors
Question from Karen on 2/26/2013:

Can an RCIA catechumen or candidate have a spouse or fiance be godparent or sponsor for reception into the Church?

Answer by Catholic Answers on 2/27/2013:

Karen--

The Church does not forbid it, but it can be a very bad idea. A godparent or sponsor is supposed to be someone who will be a spiritual mentor and a moral example to the person entering the Church. A spouse, either current or future, oftentimes is in no position to act objectively in this regard due to the intimacy of the relationship.

Michelle Arnold
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