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  • From Evangelical Protestant to Catholic deacon

    03/21/2015 4:27:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 138 replies
    Deacon's Bench ^ | March 21, 2015 | Deacon Greg Kendra
    From The Salem News in Massachusetts: If the deacon is a different sort of religious figure for the church, then Chuck Hall, 62, is a different sort of deacon. He came of age as an evangelical Protestant. Only slowly did he gravitate toward conversion, drawn by, of all things, the priest abuse scandals.As one damaging headline followed another, he sensed an imbalance in the treatment of the church. Moreover, he saw the Roman church as at the very foundation of Christianity. While he never faulted the press for following the story, the fierce hostility brought on by the scandals seemed...
  • Why I Left Protestantism for Catholicism

    03/20/2015 6:36:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 97 replies
    Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Why I Left Protestantism for Catholicism He is a Fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Managing Editor of The Free Market. I am no fan of "conversion" essays, which are sometimes pompous and self-serving. My purpose is to achieve a greater spirit of mutual respect. How rare are Protestant conversions to Catholicism? More rare than reverse, but I know enough cases, including my own, to make the subject worth exploring. J.I. Packer recently wrote in Christianity Today (May 1989) that the contrast between the "zany wildness" of Protestantism and the "at-homeness" of Catholicism alone is sufficient to...
  • A Protestant "comes out" (the effects of sola scriptura)

    03/20/2015 10:50:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 116 replies
    Little Catholic Bubble ^ | March 19, 2015 | Leila
    For the first ten or fifteen years after my reversion, my main apologetical interest was in debating and discussing with Protestants. These days, I rarely engage the Protestant/Catholic debate, and I focus more on the "culture wars" by debating secularists and atheists. Protestants are fellow Christians, our brothers and sisters in Christ, and the Church is very clear on that. However, every so often, I revisit the issues that divide Protestants and Catholics because Truth matters, and because the Church is a stronger witness to the world when we are undivided. At the Last Supper, hours before His death, Jesus prayed that his followers all be...
  • What I Wish Id Known About Catholics (And Why Im Becoming One Now That I Do)

    03/20/2015 9:46:29 AM PDT · by NYer · 239 replies
    The Cordial Catholic ^ | March 19, 2015 | Albert Little
    Photo Credit: Michael Caven. This Easter I become a Catholic.It’s been a strange, unexpected journey. Something I often think about, and reflect on, is what I would’ve thought of myself, today, if I’d met me ten years ago. What if, by some miracle of space and time, the twenty year old me was able to visit the thirty year old me, today. What would the younger me think?Becoming a Catholic is something I never could’ve imagined or envisioned.I became a Christian at the age of about fifteen. I found an incredible local Pentecostal church, and incredible youth group, and was welcomed...
  • A Triumph and a Tragedy [One Man's Agonizing Journey of Faith]

    03/13/2015 12:48:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    A Triumph and a Tragedy by Jimmy Akin I broke off a piece of the popsicle in my hand and placed it carefully in the mouth of my dying wife. Renee lay on her back, restless in the hospital bed, suffering from an advanced case of colon cancer which we had discovered a little more than a month before. She ate several more pieces of popsicle as I broke them off for her, then said she could eat no more, so I let her rest. When our parish priest arrived he and I went into a conference room down the...
  • Increasing Number of Lutherans Are Coming Into The Catholic Church

    03/12/2015 9:30:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    Fr. John Zulsdorf's Blog ^ | March 19, 2011 | Tim Drake
    Increasing Number of Lutherans Are Coming Into The Catholic Church BY Tim Drake One of the most under-reported religious stories of the past decade has been the movement of Lutherans across the Tiber. What first began with prominent Lutherans, such as Richard John Neuhaus (1990) and Robert Wilken (1994), coming into the Catholic Church, has become more of a landslide that could culminate in a larger body of Lutherans coming into the collectively. In 2000, former Canadian Lutheran Bishop Joseph Jacobson came into the Church. No other Church really can duplicate what Jesus gave, Jacobson told the Western Catholic Reporter...
  • Two Steps for Beginning Your Examination of the Catholic Church

    03/13/2015 11:56:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Catholic Defense ^ | March 12, 2015 | JOE HESCHMEYER
    St. Peter's, Rome In 2007, Dr. Francis Beckwith, the president of the Evangelical Theological Society -- the nation's largest Evangelical coalition of scholars, with over 4,000members -- announced that he was converting (technically, reverting) to Roman Catholicism. Last week, I had the opportunity of meeting Dr. Beckwith, and hearing his reversion story in person (I'd already read about it in his book,Return to Rome:Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic). Two particular turning points that he described struck me as instructive for anyone honestly considering the Catholic-Protestant question today. Every conversion is unique, but the things that worked for him might...
  • The Struggle of Faith (conversion and de-conversion)

    03/11/2015 3:13:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 11, 2015 | Catholic Answers
    Twenty years ago this month, I decided to become Catholic. At the time, it was a rather emotional decision, likely rooted in a bit of rebellion—my family background is Seventh-Day Adventist, which is historically anti-Catholic—but mostly born of a desire for a fresh start. Years later, I was happy to discover that my decision to become Catholic came right about the same time that John Paul II issued his pro-life encyclical Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) in March 1995. The encyclical’s affirmation of the value and dignity of every human life had special significance for me in reflection...
  • Fr Terrence Staples: Former Assembly of God - The Journey Home Program ["Works-Righteousness"]

    02/25/2015 3:54:21 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 17 replies
    EWTN ^ | 140813 | Marcus Grodi / Terrence Staples
    Fr. Terry is a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Raised in the Baptist Church, he was later very active in the Assembly of God church before finding his way home to the Catholic Church at the age of 26. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1995 he graduated from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook, PA, with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts. That same year he was ordained a priest for the Arlington Diocese. He is the brother of Catholic apologist Tim Staples.
  • Why would anyone become Catholic?

    10/08/2014 11:39:09 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 3,549 replies
    https://www.indiegogo.com ^ | October 2, 2014 | Indiegogo
    Why would intelligent, successful people give up their careers, alienate their friends, and cause havoc in their families...to become Catholic? Indeed, why would anyone become Catholic? As an evangelist and author who recently threw my own life into some turmoil by deciding to enter the Catholic Church, I've faced this question a lot lately. That is one reason I decided to make this documentary; it's part of my attempt to try to explain to those closest to me why I would do such a crazy thing. Convinced isn't just about me, though. The film is built around interviews with some...
  • Jason Stellmans Unmitigated Disaster

    10/08/2014 7:27:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 33 replies
    AOMin.org ^ | 10-8-14 | James White
    Jason Stellmans Unmitigated Disaster Rome never satisfies. It cant. All the pomp and circumstance, all the liturgical fanfare, can never truly answer to the true needs of man. Since Rome has abandoned the gospel of grace and replaced it with a synergistic man-centered sacramentalism, she will never be able to offer to men anything but distractions, never true answers, to his real need. I feel for those who, in their wandering through the various man-made religions, find themselves trudging over the Tiber. I know so many who have found their way out of Rome, some because they have been enlightened...
  • The Journey Home - Dec 9 - Jason Stellman - former Calvinist pastor

    12/09/2013 2:43:18 PM PST · by NYer · 71 replies
    EWTN ^ | December 9, 2013 | Marcus Grodi
    Mon. Dec. 9 at 8:00 PM ET Fri. Dec. 13 at 1:00 PM ET JASON STELLMAN Guest Jason Stellman, a former Presbyterian minister, tells Marcus what convinced him that the Catholic Church is the true Church. CONVERSION STORY - I Fought the Church, and the Church Won This is a guest post by Jason Stellman. Jason was born and raised in Orange County, CA, and served as a missionary with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa in Uganda (’91-’92) and in Hungary (’94-’00). After becoming Reformed and being subsequently “dismissed” from ministry with Calvary, he went to Westminster Seminary California where...
  • Anglicans Swimming the Tiber, a One-Year Report

    02/15/2013 5:58:14 AM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Terry Mattingly on Religion ^ | 2/13/13 | Terry Mattingly
    Its natural for any employee to want to know just how committed the big boss is to the companys future and, especially, to the expansion project that includes his job. So, even though Pope Benedict XVI didnt make it to America in person, Father Jason Catania still appreciated the message he sent to the former Episcopal priests and others who swam the Tiber to Rome after the pontiffs controversial Anglicanorum Coetibus (groups of Anglicans) pronouncement in 2009. We didnt just wake up one morning last year and said, Why dont we join the Catholic Church? Many of us have made...
  • If you can, watch the Journey Home (7:00 p.m) this evening on EWTN

    07/02/2012 12:58:27 PM PDT · by stpio · 4 replies
    http://cantuar.blogspot.com/ ^ | July 2, 2012 | Taylor Marshall
    Taylor Marshall is the guest, he is a former Anglican priest who converted to Catholicism. I love his blog, he shares things about the faith, in a few paragraphs each day, things you never knew about the faith and at the end of each writing, he directs you to related articles in his blog, just click on one of the pics. It' will be a good program for our brothers and sisters in Christ, hear Taylor share what brought about his conversion. It's 7:00 p.m. central, this evening - the Journey Home with Marcus Grodi. http://www.ewtn.com/audiovideo/index.asp
  • Our Lady of the Revelation at Tre Fontane [Conversion of Bruno Cornacchiola, Atheist)

    06/28/2012 3:59:37 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    CatholicsimPure.wordpress.com ^ | 2006 | by kathleen from Marie Smiths account in 2006:
    Our Lady of the Revelation at TreFontane Posted on June 27, 2012 by kathleen One of the most amazing stories of an atheists conversion to the Catholic Faith must surely be that of Bruno Cornacchiola, a violent man who hated with all his being everything to do with the Catholic Church, and had even vowed to murder the Pope!Here is his story that I have adapted slightly from Marie Smiths account in 2006: Bruno Cornacchiola Bruno Cornacchiola, though raised a Catholic grew not only to detest everything Catholic, but also nursed a deep hatred for the Catholic Church and vowed...
  • The Journey Home - July 11, 2012 - Collin Raye, Former Southern Baptist & Country Music Performer

    06/11/2012 3:32:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    EWTN ^ | June 11, 2012
    There is a certain sense in which music has the power to define various periods in one’s life.  It will come as no surprise to readers that the last decade or so of my life has been shaped by a deliberate immersion into classical and sacred music.  Just last night I gave a talk at my parish on proofs for the existence of God, and my favorite of all time come from Dr. Peter Kreeft:  the “Argument from Beauty.”  It is as concise as humanly possible: there is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and therefore there is a...
  • The Big Discovery [by David, former Presbyterian]

    06/03/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT · by Salvation · 1,061 replies
    Journeyof ImperfectSaint.blogspot.com ^ | October 4, 2009 | David
    Sunday, October 4, 2009 The Big Discovery I made some good friends outside my church and found out that they were all Catholics. Now, I did not know much about Catholicism at the time. By the way, the Mass did seem somewhat mysterious to me externally.In fact, what little I had heard from other church members was all negative. There was a Mrs. J at my church, who had just retired from her missionary post in China. She was such a kind and endearing soul to all.One day she got back from visiting someone at a hospital and...