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Michelle McIntire wrote:

Dear AskACatholic,

It has recently come to light that the Godfather whom I chose for my six-year-old daughter is a less than honorable person who has committed a crime against a child in my family.

  • My question is are there any extenuating circumstances that would allow me to get his name expunge from the Church records and reappoint a new Godfather?

Sincerely . . .

a concerned Catholic,

Michelle McIntire

  { Are there any cases that would allow me to expunge his name from the Baptismal records? }

Mike replied:

Dear Michelle,

This is a common question; it's even in our searchable knowledge base:

There are a lot of quick answers there, so give it a try. The short answer: No.

I searched the knowledge base for you and found this web posting that should help:

Hope this helps,


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