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My 'granddaddy' John Wayne, actor and Catholic convert
cna ^ | October 1, 2011 | David Kerr

Posted on 10/02/2011 12:12:54 PM PDT by NYer

Fr. Matthew Muñoz

Rome, Italy, Oct 1, 2011 / 12:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- John Wayne, for many, was a Hollywood legend who symbolized true masculinity and American values. To Fr. Matthew Muñoz, though, he was simply “granddaddy.”

“When we were little we’d go to his house and we’d simply hang out with granddaddy and we’d play and we’d have fun: a very different image from what most people have of him,”  Fr. Muñoz told CNA on a recent visit to Rome.

Fr. Muñoz was 14 years old when his grandfather died of cancer in 1979. In his lifetime, “The Duke” won three Oscars, the Congressional Gold Medal and was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Of all those achievements, though, Fr. Muñoz is most proud of just one – his grandfather’s conversion to the Catholic faith.

“My grandmother, Josephine Wayne Saenz, had a wonderful influence on his life and introduced him to the Catholic world,” said 46-year-old Fr. Muñoz, a priest of the Diocese of Orange in California.  

“He was constantly at Church events and fundraisers that she was always dragging him to and I think that, after a while, he kind of got a sense that the common secular vision of what Catholics are and what his own experience actually was, were becoming two greatly different things.”

Fr. Muñoz’s grandparents married in 1933 and had four children, the youngest of whom – Melinda – is his mother. The couple civilly divorced in 1945 although, as a Catholic, Josephine did not re-marry until after John Wayne’s death. She also never stopped praying for her husband’s conversion – a prayer which was answered in 1978.

“He was a great friend of the Archbishop of Panama, Archbishop Tomas Clavel, and he kept encouraging him and finally my granddaddy said, 'Okay, I’m ready.'”

As a result of a change in Panamanian leadership, Archbishop Clavel was exiled from his native land in 1968. Three years later, Cardinal Timothy Manning, then the Archbishop of Los Angeles, invited Archbishop Clavel to Orange County, where he served as pastoral leader to half of Orange County's 600,000 Latinos.

By the time of Wayne's request, however, Archbishop Clavel was too ill to make the journey to the film star's residence.

“So Archbishop Clavel called Archbishop McGrath,” Fr. Muñoz said, explaining that Archbishop McGrath was the successor to Archbishop Clavel in the Archdiocese of Panama. 

“My mom and my uncle were there when he came. So there’s no question about whether or not he was baptized. He wanted to become baptized and become Catholic,” Fr. Muñoz said. “It was wonderful to see him come to the faith and to leave that witness for our whole family.”

Fr. Muñoz also said that his grandfather’s expressed a degree of regret about not becoming a Catholic earlier in life, explaining “that was one of the sentiment he expressed before he passed on,” blaming “a busy life.”

Prior to his conversion to Catholicism, though, John Wayne’s life was far from irreligious.

“From an early age he had a good sense of what was right and what is wrong. He was raised with a lot of Christian principles and kind of a 'Bible faith' that, I think, had a strong impact upon him,” said Fr. Muñoz recalling that his grandfather often wrote handwritten notes to the Almighty.

“He wrote beautiful love letters to God, and they were prayers. And they were very childlike and they were very simple but also very profound at the same time,” he said.

“And sometimes that simplicity was looked at as naivety but I think there was a profound wisdom in his simplicity.”

Fr. Muñoz summed up the hierarchy of his grandfather’s values as “God coming first, then family, then country.” It’s a triumvirate he sees repeatedly reflected in his grandfather’s films. He believes those values are much needed in Hollywood today and, if “the Duke” were still here he’d be leading the charge.

“My grandfather was a fighter. I think there would be a lot of things he’d be disappointed and saddened over. But I don’t think he would lose hope. I think he would look at the current time as a moment of faith. People are in crisis and they’re looking for something more meaningful, more real,” Fr. Muñoz said. 

“So I think he would look at the situation and say – don’t get discouraged! I think he would say get involved. Don’t go hiding in a shell and getting on the defensive from Hollywood. Get involved and be an agent for the good. I think he would do that. That’s what he did in his time.”


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: catholic; duke; dukewayne; johnwayne; johnwaynesgrandson; moralabsolutes; romancatholic; romancatholicism; theduke; wayne

1 posted on 10/02/2011 12:12:57 PM PDT by NYer
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The Duke
2 posted on 10/02/2011 12:15:18 PM PDT by NYer ("Be kind to every person you meet. For every person is fighting a great battle." St. Ephraim)
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To: NYer
Thanks for posting. I was recently at the New York auction house that is showcasing some of the Duke's costumes and personal items. Got to meet his son, Patrick Wayne.

There are several freepers who do not like John Wayne. I hope this post reaches some of them.

To the doubters: he was one of America's finest film actors. Don't believe me? Watch “The Searchers,” in particular the scene in which he watches the women who have been driven mad after being rescued from the Comanches.

3 posted on 10/02/2011 12:39:33 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: NYer
I have a family member who is related to the Morrison's. He has compiled a huge amount of data and photo's on Ancestry.com

Wedding pictures, children etc.are all magnificent! Wish that I could share, but I'm only allowed to edit.

4 posted on 10/02/2011 12:49:24 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: NYer

Darn it, I still mourn the man...GREAT AMERICAN!!


5 posted on 10/02/2011 12:53:24 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: NYer
The Duke was and continues to be one of my heroes. He finally won an Oscar late in his career for True Grit. I don't remember him winning three.
6 posted on 10/02/2011 12:53:39 PM PDT by animal172 (Please Lord. Come get the liberals.)
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An inspiring article. I wonder if John Wayne's letters to God are published anywhere? They sound interesting.

8 posted on 10/02/2011 1:04:43 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Why would anyone not like John Wayne?


9 posted on 10/02/2011 1:07:14 PM PDT by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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10 posted on 10/02/2011 1:24:08 PM PDT by narses ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions." Chesterton)
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To: miss marmelstein
...he was one of America's finest film actors...

hehe

I guess you've never seen The Conqueror!

11 posted on 10/02/2011 1:24:39 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: little jeremiah

Probably because he became a Catholic. LoL!


12 posted on 10/02/2011 1:41:48 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: jjotto

I’m seriously not in the mood to listen to your dumb remarks about the art of acting. Seriously.


13 posted on 10/02/2011 1:43:26 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: narses
The Three Godfathers was my favorite Wayne role.
14 posted on 10/02/2011 1:44:52 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: little jeremiah

Some freepers have told me he’s a commie (yes, indeed!), a chicken hawk, a thrice married man - eeevvvvill!, and worst of all, a bad actor who said “Pilgrim” alot. I’ve been dealing with these stupid freepers for years.

My husband teaches film acting in New York City and he always shows “Stagecoach” and “The Searchers” to his kiddies to try and get them to see the Duke’s greatness. It often works!


15 posted on 10/02/2011 1:46:45 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: NYer

John Wayne had a great career playing John Wayne. Nothing wrong with that — I enjoyed most of his movies, including those noted by his defenders above, The Searchers and Stagecoach. Let’s just not waste people’s time about how he was a great “actor”. He also wasn’t the first man to “convert” in order achieve a secular goal so that doesn’t make him particularly unique, either.


16 posted on 10/02/2011 2:01:16 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: miss marmelstein

His worst trait was the womanizing. He constantly cheated. His ex-wives still remained fond of him though. Great American and great legacy of films.


17 posted on 10/02/2011 2:08:51 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: T-Bird45

Acting is such a subjective art. While one person questions someones “acting” another awards them an Oscar. I like John Wayne, like other’s more, but to each their own.


18 posted on 10/02/2011 2:13:54 PM PDT by mrspeelwerneeded
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To: miss marmelstein

19 posted on 10/02/2011 2:28:17 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war)
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To: NYer

Great story. I was unaware he converted.

Gotta go rent “The Quiet Man” again.


20 posted on 10/02/2011 2:37:55 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: reagandemocrat

“Proprieties must be observed”


21 posted on 10/02/2011 2:40:08 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: T-Bird45

I think you don’t really like John Wayne, which is strange for a regular American but it’s OK, tastes are tastes, even though he was indeed a GREAT actor. What I don’t understand is

1) How does converting practically on your deathbed help you achieve “a secular goal”?

2) All the more when you are already a multimillionaire Hollywood star and it’s Catholicism you’re converting to, of all faiths the most hated by the media-academia complex which also hated John Wayne and everyhting he stood for (AKA US of A)?


22 posted on 10/02/2011 2:52:27 PM PDT by fabrizio (Restore the Republic!)
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To: fabrizio

I like John Wayne just fine, including his views on America, I just don’t delude myself in thinking of him as a great actor to be mentioned in the panoply of the likes of Tracy, Bogart, etc. His films were entertaining for the most part but there were some stinkers in there, too.

Perhaps “secular goal” was stretching the point. Maybe “peace of mind” and “fire insurance” might have better communicated my point.


23 posted on 10/02/2011 3:11:22 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: NYer

I’ve long admired Mr. Wayne. The Quiet Man was likely my favorite, but I enjoyed many of his films. His conversion to Catholicism, and this story of his grandson’s thrill me too. In it’s own way, somewhat reminiscent of Bob Hope’s conversion, both having happened with the help of their wives. Whether our fellow freepers love him or hate him, his individuality is hard to beat. I’d much rather have actors like him on the screen than some of today’s fare.


24 posted on 10/02/2011 3:15:41 PM PDT by sayuncledave (A cruce salus)
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To: miss marmelstein

One of the things that stood out in a biography I read of John Wayne was the amount of work that went into learning how to be an effective movie actor. He put in years on those one-reel western features developing the character “John Wayne” - who didn’t just turn up the way “Tax-chick” strolls into a Walmart - and learning the skills to present that character on-screen.

I disagree with the contention that he did only one part. Yes, there was only one face and voice, but he showed an interesting variety of personalities.


25 posted on 10/02/2011 3:20:42 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Skip the election and let Thomas Sowell choose the next President.)
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To: jjotto

Hey even Ronald Reagan has some turkey in his film career LOL!


26 posted on 10/02/2011 3:21:46 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

Reagan’s a good example. The ease with which one is a good actor is probably an indicator of underlying personality disorder! Plenty of examples of actors with modest talent but a certain unique look or style combined with attentive practice becoming classy artists. Reagan did a ton of bad acting jobs, but by “Death Valley Days” he was compelling and smooth. John Wayne would be in that category, too.


27 posted on 10/02/2011 3:31:33 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Tax-chick

Yes, he worked in all those early horse operas - where he impressed the great actress Louise Brooks (down on her luck and appearing in low-budget westerns) as a handsome and charismatic figure. That’s where he learned hard work and ambition to improve.

I suppose it was when he met up with his great mentor, John Ford, that his magical persona came to the fore. Look at the amazing first close up of Wayne in “Stagecoach”!

He played an amazing variety of characters - from the cruel cattle driver in “Red River” to the American lost in Ireland in “The Quiet Man” to the racist in “The Searchers” to the bastion of American values in “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance.” All capped off by his satirical and heartwarming turn in “True Grit.” Great actor, great man.


28 posted on 10/02/2011 3:35:22 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: T-Bird45

Sorry, he was a great actor. There are very few people in the film and theatre world who do not understand that. Unless they have a political agenda, of course.

Just because he worked in a popular art form does not mean that every single person’s opinion on him is either right, correct or has any artistic value.


29 posted on 10/02/2011 3:40:10 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: SevenofNine

Ever see Tom Hanks in “Bosom Buddies”?


30 posted on 10/02/2011 3:42:45 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: miss marmelstein
***There are several freepers who do not like John Wayne. I hope this post reaches some of them.***

John Wayne was a very good actor from the late 1930s to the mid 1960s.
After THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALENCE he fell into a rutt of same same. Same character, different shirt.
Same character, same plot, movie after movie. I've seen them all.

He did change again in the 1970s and I still consider THE OUTLAWS and THE SHOOTIST to be his crowning work, even though critics at that time blasted it unmercifully.

I personally have a preference for Randolph Scott, Joel McCrea, and some Gary Cooper westerns.

31 posted on 10/02/2011 3:48:22 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: T-Bird45

***He also wasn’t the first man to “convert” in order achieve a secular goal so that doesn’t make him particularly unique, either.***

I believe Gary Cooper converted to Catholicism in his later days.


32 posted on 10/02/2011 3:48:40 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: T-Bird45

Bogart, Tracy and Wayne were great actors - all in very different ways. Usually, the “bad acting” problems with these actors had to do with miscasting forced by the studio system: Wayne as Genghis Khan, Tracy in “Tortilla Flat” and “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” and Bogie in “Racket Busters”.

Think of Katharine Hepburn - a truly brilliant film actress who ended up being listed as “box office poison” because of the bad roles she took.

I’ve always felt that there were no brilliant actors - only brilliant performances.

And as someone who has twice watched Wayne’s performance as Ethan in “The Searchers” this weekend - that is one brilliant performance.


33 posted on 10/02/2011 3:50:27 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: jjotto

Yeah ROFL actually I watching on OTA channel called ME TV network ROFL right now


34 posted on 10/02/2011 3:57:10 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar; miss marmelstein

He did change again in the 1970s and I still consider THE OUTLAWS and THE SHOOTIST to be his crowning work.

That is, THE TRAIN ROBBERS and HE SHOOTIST. Sorry. When I think of Ann Margaret I black out for a moment. ;-)


35 posted on 10/02/2011 5:51:26 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The Train Robbers has long been a favorite of mine. Not much plot, but it’s fun to watch such a great ensemble cast.


36 posted on 10/02/2011 5:53:42 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Bob Hope converted also!!!


37 posted on 10/02/2011 6:01:24 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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Bob Hope converted also!!!

So did Rep. Keith Ellison!!!

38 posted on 10/02/2011 6:40:09 PM PDT by Gamecock (“I’m so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it.” JGM)
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39 posted on 10/02/2011 7:24:54 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: little jeremiah; All

I like John Wayne, but I like James Stewart better.
Now that was a true American hero.
(He didn’t just play a war hero on screen, he was one in real life)


40 posted on 10/02/2011 7:27:31 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Gamecock

Oh well...that does it then! If Bob Hope and John Wayne decided to sign up then that should be enough for the rest of us as mere mortals.


41 posted on 10/02/2011 7:43:14 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: NYer

Damn, I miss John Wayne,Ronald Reagan and Chesty Puller.


42 posted on 10/02/2011 7:58:47 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: NYer

**“My mom and my uncle were there when he came. So there’s no question about whether or not he was baptized. He wanted to become baptized and become Catholic,” Fr. Muñoz said. “It was wonderful to see him come to the faith and to leave that witness for our whole family.”**

BTTT for The Duke!


43 posted on 10/02/2011 8:29:19 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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From Atheist to Catholic (‘Unshakable’ Rationalist Blogged Her Way Into the Church) [Jennifer Fulwiler]
Former Episcopal bishop discusses his new life as Catholic priest [Father Jeffrey N. Steenson]
The Newt Evangelization: Gingrich to become Catholic
Conservative Episcopal bishop resigned to become Roman Catholic priest (New Mexico) Rev. Jeffrey Steenson
Converted Muslim Tells Story Behind Papal Baptism
EWTN - The Journey Home - December 1 - Dr. Steven C. Smith (former Willow Creek)
Former Socialist senator who converted to Catholicism calls for end to abortion [Mercedes Aroz]
Young New Yorker leaves police force to become priest [Nicholas Fernandez]
Interesting Deathbed Converts
Hollywood screenwriter returns to Cleveland, turns life over to God [Joe Eszterhas]

A Journey in Prayer {Randy Hain} [Ecumenical]
ECUMENIC] Our Conversion Experience (SDA to Catholic) [Brandon and Tara Ogden]
An open letter to Mr. Stephen A. Baldwin, Actor, and “born again” Christian [ Victor R. Claveau, MJ "
Sick person who suffered accident recounts conversion after traveling to Lourdes [Ecumenical] [Antonio Escobedo Garcia]
Welcome Home! Anglo-Catholic Sisters on the Road to Rome [Ecumenical]
Former Anglican Bishop, Catholic Convert, Jeffrey Steenson on Anglocatholicism [Ecumenical]
Jeffrey Steenson: Why I Became Catholic [Address to Anglican Use Conference]
Tony Snow Dead at 53, A Tribute to a Catholic Journalist [Tony Snow - Catholic Convert]
A Sexual Revolution (One woman's journey from pro-choice atheist to pro-life Catholic) [Jennifer Fulwiler]
C of E bishop will defect to Rome
Assyrian bishop explains his journey into communion with the Catholic Church
Virginia Tech tragedy leads bereaved mother on journey back to faith [Marian Hammaren]
Journey Home - EWTN at 8pm - Dr. William Bales, former Presbyterian Minister [Ecumenical]
First the Protestants, Now the Cults: Will We (the Catholic Church) Be Ready? [Open]
Six Million African Muslims Convert to Christianity Each Year [OPEN]
EWTN - The Journey Home - May 19 - Tom Cabeen, former Jehovah's Witness [Ecumenic]
A TRIUMPH AND A TRAGEDY [James Akin]
Alex Jones: the evangelical who became a Catholic deacon
Mary and the Problem of Christian Unity [Kenneth J. Howell, Ph. D.}
How the Saints Helped Lead Me Home [Chris Findley]

Who is Mary of Nazareth? [Kenneth J. Howell, Ph. D.}
A story of conversion at the Lamb of God Shrine
EWTN - Journey Home - 4/7/08 - Rosalind Moss - Former Jew & Evangelical Christian
Our Lady’s Gentle Call to Peace [Joan Tussing]
Coming Out of Sodom (Reversion Experience of Once-Active Homosexual) [Eric Hess]
Our Journey Home [Larry and Joetta Lewis]
Book on Mary turns runaway youngster immersed in drugs and crime into a priest
Dr. Robert C. Koons (former Lutheran) - Journey Home - Monday 3/31 - Conversion Story
The Story of a Convert from Islam – Baptized by the Pope at St. Peter's [Magdi Cristiano Allam]
How Do We Know It’s the True Church? - Twelve Things to Look For [Fr. Dwight Longenecker]
"Have you not read?" The Authority behind Biblical Interpretation [Robert Sungenis]
New Catholics ‘ on fire’ for faith
New faith pulls Hot Springs family together (Baptists join Catholic Church at Easter Vigil) [Danny Morrison and family
SciFi Writer, John C. Wright, Enters Catholic Church at Easter Vigil (conversion story)[John C. Wright]
"What is Truth?" An Examination of Sola Scriptura [Dwight Longenecker’family]
LOGIC AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF PROTESTANTISM [Fr. Brian Harrison]
Pope baptizes prominent Italian Muslim [Magdi Allam]
My Journey of Faith [Marco Fallon]
My (Imminent) Reception into the Roman Catholic Church [Robert Koons]
Thousands in U.S. to Join (Catholic) Church - Many Feel They Have Found a Home

TURN ABOUT (Carl Olson, former Evangelical and Monday's guest on EWTN's Journey Home)
Former Southern Baptist Pastor Now a Traveling Crusader for the Catholic Church [Michael Cumbie]
All Roads Lead To Rome (A Southern Baptist's Journey into the Catholic Church)[John David Young]
Allen Hunt, Methodist Minister ...Journeys Home (Catholic, Re: Real Presence)/a>
The Challenges and Graces of Conversion [Chris Findley]
An Open Letter...from Bishop John Lipscomb [Another TEC Bishop Goes Papist]
Unlocking the Convert's Heart [Marcus Grodi]
His Open Arms Welcomed Me [ Paul Thigpen}
Why I'm Catholic (Sola Scriptura leads atheist to Catholic Church)
From Calvinist to Catholic (another powerful conversion story) Rodney Beason
Good-bye To All That (Another Episcopalian gets ready to swim the Tiber)
Bp. Steenson's Letter to his clergy on his conversion to the Catholic Church
Bishop Steenson’s Statement to the House [of Bishops: Episcopal (TEC) to Catholic]
Bp. Steenson's Letter to his clergy on his conversion to the Catholic Church
Bishop Steenson Will Become a Roman Catholic
Married man considers turn as Catholic priest
Pavarotti returns to the Catholic faith before dying
Searching For Authority (A Methodist minister finds himself surprised by Truth!)
Why I Returned to the Catholic Church. Part VI: The Biblical Reality (Al Kresta)
Why I Returned to the Catholic Church. Part V: The Catholics and the Pope(Al Kresta)

The Hail Mary of a Protestant (A true story)
Why I Returned to the Catholic Church. Part IV: Crucifix and Altar(Al Kresta)
Why I Returned to the Catholic Church. Part III: Tradition and Church (Al Kresta)
Why I Returned to the Catholic Church. Part II: Doubts (Al Kresta)
Conversion Story - Rusty Tisdale (former Pentecostal)
Why I Returned to the Catholic Church. Part I: Darkness(Al Kresta)
Conversion Story - Matt Enloe (former Baptist) [prepare to be amazed!]
THE ORTHODOX REVIVAL IN RUSSIA
Conversion Story - David Finkelstein (former Jew)
Conversion Story - John Weidner (former Evangelical)
Patty Bonds (former Baptist and sister of Dr. James White) to appear on The Journey Home - May 7
Pastor and Flock Become Catholics
Why Converts Choose Catholicism
From Calvinist to Catholic
The journey back - Dr. Beckwith explains his reasons for returning to the Catholic Church
Famous Homosexual Italian Author Returned to the Church Before Dying of AIDS
Dr. Francis Beckwith Returns To Full Communion With The Church
laetare (commentary on ordination of married Anglican convert to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles) Father Bill Lowe
Catholic Converts - Stephen K. Ray (former Evangelical)
Catholic Converts - Malcolm Muggeridge
Catholic Converts - Richard John Neuhaus
Catholic Converts - Avery Cardinal Dulles
Catholic Converts - Israel (Eugenio) Zolli - Chief Rabbi of Rome
Catholic Converts - Robert H. Bork , American Jurist (Catholic Caucus)
Catholic Converts - Marcus Grodi
He Was an Evangelical Christian Until He Read Aquinas [Rob Evans]
The Scott Hahn Conversion Story
FORMER PENTECOSTAL RELATES MIRACLE THAT OCCURRED WITH THE PRECIOUS BLOOD
Interview with Roy Schoeman - A Jewish Convert
Church Is Still Attracting Converts [Jim Anderson]

44 posted on 10/02/2011 8:32:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: miss marmelstein

A Commie? Oh my goodness; I can’t imagine anyone thinking John Wayne being a ‘Commie’! I’d always thought everyone on “Free Republic” liked him. I thought most people on here thought he was a conservative; must’ve been ‘trolls’, huh? That’s what I’m wondering.


45 posted on 10/03/2011 1:08:04 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: NYer

See my profile page... John Wayne was my childhood hero...

Deacon Francis

PS: Thanks for the post, NYer


46 posted on 10/03/2011 4:31:00 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

Really enjoyed reading your home page. A baby boomer’s paradise of delights!

You didn’t mention one of my favorites: Andy’s Gang with that anti-authoritarian little gremlin known as Froggie.

I don’t think the show was NYC-based - I think it was national.


47 posted on 10/03/2011 4:42:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

I loved Andy Devine and that gravel voice of his. I totally forgot about “Froggy” in my profile. Lol...”hiya kids, hiya” and “Plunk your magic twanger, Froggy!”


48 posted on 10/03/2011 5:16:46 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Salvation

These are fantastic links...thanks! ;-)

(For all those who are praying for our priests, Fr. Muñoz would probably be happy to be added to your list.)


49 posted on 10/03/2011 5:40:26 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: NYer

bumpus ad summum


50 posted on 10/03/2011 5:30:55 PM PDT by Dajjal (Justice Robert Jackson was wrong -- the Constitution IS a suicide pact.)
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