Can initiation into Santeria effect my Catholic baptism?

I was baptized Roman Catholic. Last year, under pressure of my mother and quite unknowingly, I was initiated in the occultic religion of Santeria. How (if it does) effect my RC baptism? Would it make me no longer RC?

Dear Kate,

Nothing can take your baptism away. You are still a Catholic. If your association with Sanateria was involuntary, you don’t belong to that religion. But even if it were, you could simply renounce it and go to Confession.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.