Skip to comments.Exclusive: Newt Gingrich conversion details; plans release of JP2 documentary
Posted on 03/06/2009 7:10:35 AM PST by GonzoII
Earlier this week the New York Times dropped the news that Newt Gingrich will soon become Catholic (which I had rumored before), and I blogged about it. I can now add some more details. Mr. Gingrich has regularly been seen attending Mass at the National Shrine here in Washington DC (inculding once by yours truly). He'll be entering the Church on Sunday, March 29th in DC.
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I think he made his conversion to an inside the beltway big government liberal a long time ago.
Best wishes to Mr. Gingrich and his family.
I guess he is not planning any more divorces.
I always say “WOW!” when I hear of thoughtful people I respect, who, after much deliberation later in life, decide to adopt the Catholic faith. It makes me pleased.
I hear the Queen of England receives Catholic communion in secret because of the row it would cause if her people knew. These two churches should be reunited.
I guess you and I missed the memo: for some reason, we’re supposed to be critical, not pleased.
Which family? The guy has had three wives.
Which family ?
He has had 3 wives.
Don't you feel so "left out"?
Oh, I missed the “flat joke everyone has to make” memo, too. I need to go check my settings; maybe the catz have been making adjustments again.
There is no such thing as a secret-agent Christian.
If that is true, it reflects poorly on the Roman
Wow, I guess that either great minds think (post?)
alike, or I am not very original!
I behind the times, behind the fashion curve, perhaps behind the 8-ball ... but ahead in the breeer stakes!
And also can’t tpye worth a darn today.
I felt that way when I heard that Tony Snow had made the conversion.
Don’t you know that no TRUE Freeper has ever been divorced?
How about those Catacombs?
That’s what I was thinking. I wonder if he’ll get any annulled now that he’s becoming a Catholic, like our good friend John F’n Kerry.
At least, we’ll have one Catholic politician who is actually pro-choice. Seems like all of our prominent Catholic politicians are all pro-death.
Wait, Newt doesn’t actually hold elected office. D’oh.
he wants to be a Kennedy.
I forgot. I’m such an idiot today.
how many wives did reagan have?
Do you know how many wives Reagan had?
we have a communist in the white house and you are worried about newt?
It’s my understanding that he has already gone through the anullment process and this his marriage has been regularized.
I have no problem with politicians being divorced. It’s when they are carrying on affairs while they are still married.
Newt Gingrich will be at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY on March 36th, 7:30, Colgate Chapel. Any central New Yorkers in the area should attend.
What calender might you be using Madam Secretary, if I may ask?
I live in North Carolina. Newt has spoken here, and I’d have been interested in hearing him, but I have a lot of kids.
Oh, the one with the broken keyboard, LOL. I meant the 26th. Sorry. Gotta quit drinking.
Before he was a Catholic he was a Serial Polygamist, which is accepted in most Protestant denominations.
OK, aside from Newt's marital....er...ya know......this looks like it could be interesting. I wonder if his conversion can be traced to JPII's life and pilgrimages and his facing down the Soviet red dragon?.
I don't see how anyone who's ever seen film of JPII's return to Poland in '79 and the extraordinary scenes which surrounded him could fail to be moved by it.
I'm sure it will be interesting.
Knowing what a historian Newt Gingrich is, I am not surprised at his decision. He obviously had been searching for the answers and finally found them in the one, holy, Catholic and apostolic Church!
He deserves the best.
Best to Mr. Gingrich. There is nothing quite like the gift of faith. I am always impressed with thoughtful people who convert later in life.
The RCC is pretty demanding of its adherents, and it takes a certain maturity to follow faithfully. To take on that responsibility as a matter of faith says much about the convert. Converts sometimes brag (with just cause) that they are more faithful than those born into the faith.
Evidently Mr. Bainbridge does not know of the REAL Catholic Church being underground in China at this very moment. The one that the world sees is monitored and condoned by the commies.
He has probably already been through the annulments or this wouldn’t be happening.
Did you know President Reagan wasn’t a Roman Catholic?
Certainly as much as any of us do! I hope he will be very happy, and faithful, as a Catholic. Why would anyone wish otherwise?
Do you believe that the sanctity of marriage is more honored in the Catholic Church than in “most Protestant denominations”?
By official Church policy, yes. However, among those that actually practice their Catholic or Protestant faiths I think it equally low, and among those that don't practice it is equally high.
Although I am a Catholic I really don't think God really cares that much about which pew we sit in or which hymn we sing on Sunday. It is how we live our lives in His image and how we treat each other the rest of the week that really counts.
But Mr. Gingrich has stood before the alter before when, as it turns out, he apparently had his fingers crossed.
The Church's foundation is redemption so we will have to take Newt at face value until he proves otherwise.
OK, but he is now living with his third wife. Are there any of the other Sacraments which don’t apply in his case? For instance, could he deny the True Presence and still join the Church?
So you are a facilitator for the obama people. people don’t hold that against you.
so we have an illegal alien communist president and you’re worried about newt. right.
What a clever post. Thank you.