Newt Gingrich from Baptist to Catholic

by Steve Ray on August 19, 2009

Time examines Newt Gingrich’s conversion
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=3798
The conversion of Newt Gingrich, who was received into the Church on March 29, is the subject of an article in the August 24 edition of Time. Gingrich, who was baptized by Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington at a ceremony attended by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, attributes his conversion to the grandeur of Catholic worship, the influence of his wife, and the Church’s intellectual tradition. “When you have 2,000 years of intellectual depth surrounding you,” he said, “it’s comforting.”

Read the article in Time

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Pete August 19, 2009 at 7:43 PM

I got big problems with Newt’s treatment of wife #1 and wonder how this was accomplished.

Edward A. Hara August 20, 2009 at 9:20 PM

Thank you, Pete. I thought I might be the only “nut case” with the nerve to bring this up.

I would hope that Newt was able to deal with this in the Sacrament of Reconciliation and that it wasn’t just one more politician with his sins being glossed over.

Now one wonders if he realizes that all the political LIES which he has told in the past are a NO NO in the Faith?

John March 23, 2010 at 6:39 PM

Hence, that’s why they call it conversion…if hopefully it was a true interior change of heart. We don’t know the full recent circumstances of his personal life and few politician have an impeccable public career…cradle Catholic politicians are often the biggest morons of all. Look at Pelosi.

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