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Exclusive: Newt Gingrich conversion details; plans release of JP2 documentary
American Papist ^ | Friday, March 06, 2009 | Thomas Peters

Posted on 03/06/2009 7:10:35 AM PST by GonzoII

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 Who is like unto God?
1 posted on 03/06/2009 7:10:35 AM PST by GonzoII
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Salvation; NYer; little jeremiah; wagglebee; narses

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2 posted on 03/06/2009 7:11:12 AM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: GonzoII

I think he made his conversion to an inside the beltway big government liberal a long time ago.


3 posted on 03/06/2009 7:11:52 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: GonzoII

Best wishes to Mr. Gingrich and his family.


4 posted on 03/06/2009 7:12:02 AM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: GonzoII

I guess he is not planning any more divorces.


5 posted on 03/06/2009 7:12:14 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

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.


7 posted on 03/06/2009 7:15:58 AM PST by johnnycap
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To: johnnycap

I guess you and I missed the memo: for some reason, we’re supposed to be critical, not pleased.


8 posted on 03/06/2009 7:18:17 AM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: Tax-chick
Best wishes to Mr. Gingrich and his family.

Which family? The guy has had three wives.

9 posted on 03/06/2009 7:19:33 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Tax-chick

Which family ?
He has had 3 wives.


10 posted on 03/06/2009 7:20:53 AM PST by Bainbridge
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To: Tax-chick
"I guess you and I missed the memo: for some reason, we’re supposed to be critical, not pleased."

Don't you feel so "left out"?

11 posted on 03/06/2009 7:21:20 AM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Bainbridge; Mr. Lucky

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.


12 posted on 03/06/2009 7:22:13 AM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: johnnycap

There is no such thing as a secret-agent Christian.
If that is true, it reflects poorly on the Roman
Catholic church.


13 posted on 03/06/2009 7:22:13 AM PST by Bainbridge
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To: Mr. Lucky

Wow, I guess that either great minds think (post?)
alike, or I am not very original!


14 posted on 03/06/2009 7:23:21 AM PST by Bainbridge
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To: GonzoII

I behind the times, behind the fashion curve, perhaps behind the 8-ball ... but ahead in the breeer stakes!


15 posted on 03/06/2009 7:23:36 AM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: Tax-chick

And also can’t tpye worth a darn today.


16 posted on 03/06/2009 7:25:11 AM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: johnnycap

I felt that way when I heard that Tony Snow had made the conversion.


17 posted on 03/06/2009 7:28:27 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: Tax-chick

Don’t you know that no TRUE Freeper has ever been divorced?


18 posted on 03/06/2009 7:30:13 AM PST by gracesdad
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To: Bainbridge
"There is no such thing as a secret-agent Christian."

How about those Catacombs?

19 posted on 03/06/2009 7:30:37 AM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Mr. Lucky

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.


20 posted on 03/06/2009 7:40:00 AM PST by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: GonzoII

he wants to be a Kennedy.


21 posted on 03/06/2009 7:40:25 AM PST by GeronL (Will bankrupting America lead to socialism?)
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To: gracesdad

I forgot. I’m such an idiot today.


22 posted on 03/06/2009 7:44:12 AM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: Bainbridge

how many wives did reagan have?


23 posted on 03/06/2009 7:46:15 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Do you know how many wives Reagan had?


24 posted on 03/06/2009 7:46:59 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: rom

we have a communist in the white house and you are worried about newt?


25 posted on 03/06/2009 7:48:28 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: rom

It’s my understanding that he has already gone through the anullment process and this his marriage has been regularized.


26 posted on 03/06/2009 7:48:44 AM PST by Houghton M.
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To: ckilmer

I have no problem with politicians being divorced. It’s when they are carrying on affairs while they are still married.


27 posted on 03/06/2009 7:50:33 AM PST by murron (Proud Marine Mom)
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To: Tax-chick

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.


28 posted on 03/06/2009 7:57:36 AM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Marysecretary
"March 36th, 7:30"

What calender might you be using Madam Secretary, if I may ask?

29 posted on 03/06/2009 8:00:08 AM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Marysecretary

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.


30 posted on 03/06/2009 8:02:00 AM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: GonzoII

Oh, the one with the broken keyboard, LOL. I meant the 26th. Sorry. Gotta quit drinking.


31 posted on 03/06/2009 8:02:49 AM PST by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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To: Bainbridge
"He has had 3 wives."

Before he was a Catholic he was a Serial Polygamist, which is accepted in most Protestant denominations.

32 posted on 03/06/2009 8:03:49 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: GonzoII
Another interesting tidbit: Newt and his wife Callista are in the process of completing a documentary about Pope John Paul II’s pilgrimage to Poland in 1979 entitled "Nine Days That Changed The World":

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.

33 posted on 03/06/2009 8:07:11 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow
"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'm sure it will be interesting.

Nine Days That Changed The World

34 posted on 03/06/2009 8:13:10 AM PST by GonzoII ("That they may be one...Father")
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To: Tax-chick; johnnycap

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.


35 posted on 03/06/2009 8:14:49 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: GonzoII

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.


36 posted on 03/06/2009 8:15:13 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: GonzoII; Bainbridge

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.


37 posted on 03/06/2009 8:17:57 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: rom

He has probably already been through the annulments or this wouldn’t be happening.


38 posted on 03/06/2009 8:18:59 AM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: ckilmer

Did you know President Reagan wasn’t a Roman Catholic?


39 posted on 03/06/2009 8:21:34 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Salvation
He deserves the best.

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?

40 posted on 03/06/2009 8:25:13 AM PST by Tax-chick ("There are more enjoyable ways of going to Hell." ~ St. Bernard)
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To: Natural Law

Do you believe that the sanctity of marriage is more honored in the Catholic Church than in “most Protestant denominations”?


41 posted on 03/06/2009 8:25:14 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky
"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.

42 posted on 03/06/2009 8:30:49 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: Natural Law
Actually, as much as I like to whine and nit-pick, that's not a bad answer.
43 posted on 03/06/2009 8:35:02 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky
"Actually, as much as I like to whine and nit-pick, that's not a bad answer."

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.

44 posted on 03/06/2009 8:43:37 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: Natural Law
My concern about Mr. Gingrich's announced coming to Christ is his sincerity. If he has accepted Christ as his Savior and feels he can be closer to Him in the Catholic faith, great.

But Mr. Gingrich has stood before the alter before when, as it turns out, he apparently had his fingers crossed.

45 posted on 03/06/2009 9:00:41 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky
"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.

46 posted on 03/06/2009 9:06:22 AM PST by Natural Law
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To: Natural Law

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?


47 posted on 03/06/2009 9:12:53 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

So you are a facilitator for the obama people. people don’t hold that against you.


48 posted on 03/06/2009 9:13:03 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: murron

so we have an illegal alien communist president and you’re worried about newt. right.


49 posted on 03/06/2009 9:13:50 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: ckilmer

What a clever post. Thank you.


50 posted on 03/06/2009 9:14:11 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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