My post Dante Had Virgil; My Brother Has…Me? is up over at VirtuousPla.Net! Please check it out! I’m asking for suggestions for Confirmation sponors!
“The requirements for sponsors are pretty simple. According to the General Introduction of the Rite of Christian Initiation, paragraphs 8 – 10, one must be:
|Dante and Virgil
- at least sixteen years old and
- baptized and confirmed and received the Eucharist
- living an upright life
- No penalties (e.g., left the Church, etc.). Therefore, a Catholic who has left the Catholic Church cannot be a sponsor, and cannot be a “Christian witness” if they join another Christian communion.
Although I fit all these requirements, I know I must seriously conform to “living an upright life.” If I’m to lead my brother in the next stages of choosing the Church for himself, I need to be a worthy guide. Dante had Virgil; my brother has…me? Gulp!”