Skip to comments.Gingrich Keeps Quiet on Catholic Conversion (received into Church over the past weekend)
Posted on 03/31/2009 12:01:32 PM PDT by NYer
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich converted to Roman Catholicism over the weekend at St. Joseph's Church in Washington, D.C. So far, Gingrich has been conspicuously quiet about his conversion. He didn't mention it in an interview with me earlier this month that focused on his stepped-up efforts to organize religious conservatives and promote religious liberty issues.
An enthusiastic Twitterer, the former speaker has gone tweetless since Saturday. Best I can tell, Newt's one recent mention of Catholicism was a tweet last Tuesday about President Obama's forthcoming appearance at Notre Dame: "It is sad to see notre dame invite president obama to give the commencement address Since his policies are so anti catholic values."
I checked with his media team, which says that Newt is declining interview requests about his conversion for now but that he may open up later in the year.
Are you able to document this?
Welcome home, Mr. Gingrich!
Religion isnt (or shouldnt be, anyway), a public relations opportunity.
This guy usually carried an oversized bible.
Fiction doesn’t become you.
Unless you sit at the right hand of G-d, take care of your own religious life.
Proves my point perfectly.
Document what? There have been Jewish converts to the Roman Catholic Church that didn’t happen on Easter for expediency or discretion. It happened with Newt - isn’t that documentation enough for you?
I hope I didn’t misunderstand your question.
I heard it different than you.
Perhaps Sarah Palin will see the error of her ways and swim the Tibur too! We can always hope, right?
Sarah Palin, a lovely woman already, would just cause our hearts to burst with gladness if she was seen caressing a rosary... And kneeling in prayer!
God bless him :)
Other converts to our Church include Malcolm Muggeridge, Knute Rockne, Tony Blair, Clare Booth Luce, Bob Hope, Bobby Jindal, Russell Kirk, Tony Snow, and Jane Wyman
The story I heard was that she was looking to convert almost out of a sense of vindictiveness -- mainly to have her two sons also convert, so they would not be able to serve as King of England (since 1688, British law has forbidden Roman Catholics from serving on the throne).
From what I understood, Mother Teresa convinced her that she would be doing it for the wrong reasons.
And welcome to Free Republic, FRiend!
And an interesting one is Dick Morris.
No problem. I saw a pretty thorough list of prominent Catholic converts on Wikipedia and there are many hundreds more. I just named some of the most familiar.
Didn’t know about Dick Morris. But two other Jewish converts include Lew Lehrman and Larry Kudlow.
“Gingrich has been conspicuously quiet about his conversion.”
So ficking what!!!
Unless he wants to make it public, it’s nobody elses bussiness.
Who? ..some old washed up has-been global warming believing ex-conservartive Speaker, currently a Sean Hannity Butt-Boy!
what does his conversion have to do with his job? Oh, and you forgot to mention that Newty is pro-life.