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  • n. Plural form of godparent.


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  • Without too many details, let's just say that my godparents are about 70 and not in the best of health.

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  • I have very good people that are around me now, and have been for the last three years, and my godparents are the people that I look up to and ask for advice.

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  • Also called godparents, sponsors are required for baptism even of adults.

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  • Today, I came across the passage on baptismal sponsors or "godparents" in Donald Attwater's Catholic Dictionary.

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  • For why is it necessary for the sponsors "(this is the first mention of" godparents ")" also to be thrust into danger? ... let the little ones therefore come when they are growing up; let them come when they are learning, when they are taught where they are coming to; let them become Christians when they are able to know Christ.

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  • Five days ago, we found out we were 'godparents', of sorts, to a new little family nestled in the trellis two feet from our front door!

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  • The spokespeople of the collaboration "godparents" who perform a full internal review of the analysis and the draft of the paper.

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  • We spent a lot of time with them during those years, and they are the godparents of both Austin and Little John.

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  • Theirs includes not only kids and moms and dads, but also cousins and second cousins, aunts and uncles, godparents.

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  • Until the homophobes in Vatican City grow up decide it is time to "reject Satan ... and all his empty promises," all Catholics -- but especially catechists, pastors and parents of children receiving religious instruction -- need to step in as godparents to our leaders, summon the Holy Spirit, and work for peace by waging war on homophobia -- which people do die of.

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