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No, Michael Corleone would not be absolved, because he was not answering for himself. A godparent at an infant baptism speaks on behalf of the infant. When the priest asks, "Do you renounce Satan?" and the other questions, he's asking this of the infant to be baptized, not of the godparent. The godparent answers because the infant can't speak for ...


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Protestantism is too big and diverse to so make any sweeping statements about it. According to Wikipedia, Lutheran, Anglican, and some Calvinist churches still have godparents. Generally, if a denomination still practices infant baptism, its more likely to also have formalized godparent roles. (Of course, Orthodox and Catholic churches retain the role.) ...


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According to the Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law - Canon 874 ยง1. states that in order for someone to be permitted to take on the function of sponsor (godparent) a person must: 1/ be designated by the one to be baptized, by the parents or the person who takes their place, or in their absence by the pastor or minister and have the aptitude and ...


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A good explanatation is given in "The Role of Godparents" by Fr. William Saunders As per Code of Canon Law 872 - 874 the rules are as below: Can.872 Insofar as possible, a person to be baptized is to be given a sponsor who assists an adult in Christian initiation or together with the parents presents an infant for baptism. A sponsor also helps the ...


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He would need to be firmly resolved to not commit another murder again and go to confession to be absolved, or have perfect contrition. The Old Law teaches that sins are forgiven through a priest, Numbers 15:22-25. Jesus Christ was the fulfillment of the Old Law and rendered it void, however the New Law corresponds to the Old Law in many ways. One of ...


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It totally depends on the church that issue the certificate. In many denominations - especially Baptists and other evangelical congregationalist denominations - the certificate itself is generated by the church secretary. It is not a legal form, even if it can be used as a proxy for a birth certificate in some circumstances. In a Roman Catholic church, or ...


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The purpose of Godparents is to back up the natural parents in raising the child in the Faith should the natural parents die or fail in their duty. This is why, in the Catholic Church, Godparents are not required for an adult who is being Baptized (though they are allowed if the person being Baptized wants it). The the degree that Protestant practices ...



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