I have a small question. We have a Polish Catholic couple who is interested in transferring membership to the CRC.
Last I heard, the Catholic church recognized baptisms done in the CRC, but CRC folks are still not allowed to partake in Catholic mass. I'm unsure if there are other ramifications that would result from crossing over from Catholic to CRC. The couple have been practicing Polish Catholics (they are from Poland) which makes an official transfer maybe a little more of a sacrifice than they know. I don't want to say, "Yes, we'll transfer your membership" and then have unforeseen repercussions that effect their family life later (like not participating in Eucharist when they go back to visit family in Poland, etc.). At the very least, they (I) should know what the trade-offs are.
The couple also wants to baptize the youngest. That would definitely require membership on our end, so we can't offer just being involved here and keeping the membership at their old church. And they can't be dual citizens, right? Or is that a possibility since their church is in another country?
Anyway, if you have any advice on the matter, it would certainly be welcome.