Ugh. I am so enthusiastic about my conversion to Catholicism, but I am starting to get a bit frustrated with the process.
I was baptized in the Reformed Church in America, in the name of the trinity, through the pouring of water. Although my parents have my baptismal certificate, it is currently unavailable to me for reasons that I won't go into. So, I contacted my home church. They have records going back to 6 years after I was baptized. There may be more, but the church was flooded, so things are a mess right now.
Anyway, I keep getting push-back from the educational director at the church about making sure that my baptism was done correctly, and it seems that, even with the certificate and testimony that I was baptized in the trinity through the pouring of water, they will want to perform a conditional baptism. I really have no problem with it, but it was pointed out to me by the current pastor of my home church that it may be upsetting to my parents - causing them to question whether we are not one in Christ.
The current pastor said he would be happy to provide a letter stating that I was baptized and include the liturgy. The pastor who baptized me is also still alive and, I'm sure, would be glad to testify to how I was baptized.
The educational director at the RC church I am joining seems to be indicating that she thinks the pastors have been instructed just to do conditional baptisms now for just about everybody. Is this true? I'm starting to feel like the main problem is just ignorance regarding the Reformed faith and liturgy.