Do you think its okay for Church's to Baptize, Confirm, etc a person under 18 without Parental Consent?
The reason I'm asking...
I teach RCIA and there is a 16 year old girl in my current class. She has been here since September but yesterday I found out she is in RCIA against her parents' wishes. Her Uncle is her sponsor so I just assumed her family knew... Plus her parents attend Mass sometimes (but they never take part in the Sacraments). This girl wants to participate in Mass and be a full member of the Church. But her parents told her No.
So what would you do? Would you tell the parents? I mean, they're going to find out when they come to Mass and their daughter takes Communion.
ETA* you can join the Catholic Church after the "age of reason" with or without Parental Permission so the Priest has no problem with her being in RCIA.
on Feb. 20, 2013 at 9:56 AM