Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Dear Mr Steve Ray:

First, I would like to thank you SO much for your YouTube video about Peter, The keys, seat, etc., that led me to the catholicconvert.com site!!  I learned a TON of cool stuff just from your video, and by participating on the message boards, I am learning more, and gathering many online resources for readings that are extremely interesting to me as a guy who is 46, and who will be a Catholic but one year this coming Saturday vigil!

I LOVE your apologetics stuff.  I may be tooooo into apologetics for my own good, but since the rest of my side of the family are almost all Pentecostal, with a few Baptists mixed in, I want to be able to at least explain, or if necessary, defend my faith, just because mine is more correct! :)

I used to think that crucifixes were almost sacrilegious because Jesus isn’t on the cross anymore, that all Catholics were going to hell, and many other erroneous things.  I totally feel like someone took a spiritual blindfold off of me and I am finally seeing the TRUE light of God.  So awesome, and so very exciting.  I can’t seem to learn enough, fast enough to suit myself.

Anyway, my own conversion story is attached.  I wanted to just cover the main points.  If you think more information in it would be helpful to others who are still locked into the Pentecostal realm, I’d be happy to put in illustrations and explanations of how damaged I was because of those people, who, when I was in RCIA, told me if I was going to be Catholic to just stay away.  Thankfully we’re “cool” now.

I pray that you are blessed in all of your endeavors, and that you and your family are well and stay that way until the Second Coming (not the 3rd and 4th ones I thought would happen).

Enjoy Sean Smiddy’s Story.

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