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  • Married German ordained as Catholic priest

    02/22/2011 8:10:47 AM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 2/22/11 | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, Associated Press
    BERLIN, Germany (AP) -- In a rare move that needed the pope's approval, a Lutheran convert was ordained Tuesday as a Catholic priest in Germany and is being allowed to remain married to his wife — who has already become a nun. Harm Klueting, 61, was ordained by Archbishop Joachim Cardinal Meisner in a private ceremony at the city's seminary, the Cologne archdiocese said. Pope Benedict XVI gave Klueting a special permission to remain married to his wife Edeltraut Klueting, who became a Catholic Carmelite nun in 2004. The Rev. Federico Lombardi, the Vatican's chief spokesman, said the exception is...
  • How I led Catholics Out of the Church

    09/28/2005 4:44:24 PM PDT · by NYer · 406 replies · 7,014+ views
    Catholic Educators ^ | September 2005 | Steve Wood
    I was a Protestant for twenty years before I became a Catholic. Working as a youth leader, campus and prison evangelist, and church pastor, I led many people — including friends and relatives — out of the Catholic Church. Unfortunately, it was surprisingly easy. My formula for getting Catholics to leave the Church usually consisted of three steps. STEP 1: Get Catholics to have a conversion experience in a Protestant setting. Most Fundamentalist, Evangelical, and charismatic Protestant churches have dynamic youth programs, vibrant Wednesday and Sunday evening services, and friendly small-group bible studies. In addition, they host special crusades, seminars...
  • Lutheran professor of philosophy prepares to enter Catholic Church

    05/19/2007 1:45:39 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 99 replies · 2,263+ views
    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog ^ | May 18, 2007 | Carl Olson
    Friday, May 18, 2007 Lutheran professor of philosophy prepares to enter Catholic Church Dr. Robert Koons, professor of philosophy at the University of Texas, will be entering the Catholic Church next week following several years of considering the teachings and history of the Catholic Church. In a post over at Right Reason, he writes: Several weeks ago, I learned through a mutual friend that Frank Beckwith was intending to return to the Roman Catholic Church. At the same time, Frank learned that I myself have been moving in the direction of Rome for the last several years. I am very...
  • Catholic Converts - Stephen K. Ray (former Evangelical)

    03/04/2007 1:10:05 PM PST · by NYer · 20 replies · 1,576+ views
    Stephen K. Ray: Catholic apologist; convert from Baptist tradition. Why I'm Catholic I explained my reasons for converting to the Catholic Church in my book  Crossing the Tiber and on my Conversion CD. Here I provide a few of the quotations that had an impact on my decision. It is far from a complete list. As an Evangelical Protestant, echoing the words of Baptist Preacher Charles H. Spurgeon, I cared about what the Holy Spirit revealed to me, but had little regard for what he had revealed to others, especially those in the first centuries--some who knew the apostles personally....