Skip to comments.Lutheran Convert: Richard Lane [Son of Dick "Night Train" Lane]
Posted on 02/22/2011 9:10:07 PM PST by marshmallow
Richard is a full time Catholic lay evangelist and frequent guest on various Catholic television and radio programs. Richard is the proud husband of Donna L. Lane and a beautiful daughter, K. Alexandria Lane
I was born in 1965 to Mary Lane (Alexander), now a retired Educator for the Highland Park, Michigan School district. My mother was famous in her own right. She was actually the first African-American female model that Coca-Cola ever hired in 1956.
My father was arguably the greatest Cornerback in National Football League (NFL) History; drafted as a free agent walk on in 1952 by the Los Angeles Rams, it was in his rookie year that he set an NFL record (that still stands throughout the 2010 NFL Regular Season) for most interceptions in one season. That was when they had 12 game seasons and played REAL Football; leather helmets, not a lot of padding and no face masks. In 1953 he would be traded to, at that time they were called the Chicago Cardinals, and played with them through the 1959 Season. In 1960 he was traded to and finished his career in 1966 with the Detroit Lions. In 2009, I believe Sports Illustrated and ESPN ranked the 100 most feared men to ever play the game of Professional Football, and my father came in SECOND only to the great Dick Butkus. In 1974 my father received the highest honor to be bestowed upon anyone ever affiliated with the NFL, he was elected to the NFL Hall of Fame; his name was Dick Night Train Lane.
My mom and dad were Lutheran so my mom dragged me, kicking and screaming to Lutheran Church every Sunday. We attended Outer Drive Faith Lutheran Church in the Northwest section of Detroit and I also went to Lutheran Schools from.........
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I think we are going to see more of this. I’ve had two people join the Catholic Caucus because they are so disgusted with some of the stuff on FR.
Additionally one person is thinking about it.
All in one day!
Thank you, God.
** went to the Protestant services and did not really care for it; went to the Catholic service and thought to myself, this is similar to what I grew up with, we even said in the Nicene Creed, one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, so I took from that, meaning I must be catholic! **
Thank you marshmallow. I love to read stories such as these; my parents are converts to the Faith. It reminds me of home.