I was baptized when I was 18 at the Episcopal Church. I started my conversion process to Roman Catholicism in about a year after when I moved to a big city.
My questions is if it was valid, considering the following:
- it was at a very reform-like wing of the episcopal church
- to baptize I needed a “witness”. My mother forced me to pick her. Later I found out she had never been baptized at any church except an “in the name of Jesus” Pentecostal church.
- the priest was ordained in an almost schismatic episcopal church wing.
- I was indeed baptized in the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.
- when I converted, I explained I was an Episcopalian, but I simply forget to mention all these “obstacles”. It wasn’t my intention.
I came to think about it after studying catholic theology more deeply and I was reading about validity of sacraments. I’m confused now.
According to the situation given, can I be calm and keep my catholic life or I need to search for a baptism?
If it is not, how can I repent for taking communion and other sacraments?
If it is valid, can I throw the “baptism certificate” I got away? I really don’t like to keep any Protestant things in my house because I lived a very sad life until I moved to a big city and converted to Catholicism.
Please, help me and God bless you all.