Conversions

From Alcohol and Drugs to the Church and Recovery: Martin’s Story

May 2, 2013

My experience as a Christian began as a child when I was baptised. At age seven I received instructions in my faith as a Roman Catholic in order to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Communion. We continued to attend Mass as a family whilst I was growing up, mainly to worship and praise [...]

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Pope Benedict’s “First Convert” – and a Jewish Convert at that

April 20, 2013

Groucho Marx once said, “I wouldn’t want to belong to any club that would have a guy like me as a member.”  So began my witness testimony at the Easter Vigil on April 7, 2007, when my wife Barbara and I entered the Catholic Church. For a New York Jew, who’d detested the name “Jesus” [...]

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Tiffany’s Story: Surprised What She Found

April 19, 2013

In July 2009 at 20 years of age, I came into full communion with the Catholic Church, having been formerly a Baptist highly involved in my high school youth group, as well as being a non-denominational who served on foreign mission trips with that faith community in the two years of high school graduation. I [...]

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Becoming Catholic, Our Experience this Easter: Timothy’s Story

April 5, 2013

March 31, 2013 Easter Sunday  That last several days have been a blur. I hardly know where to begin. The two nights of Eucharistic Adoration in the main sanctuary of St. Teresa’s this past Tuesday and Wednesday was beyond words for Jackie and I. I thought about this as we were going home, what if you [...]

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A Protestant Minister Writes: “I am Joining the Catholic Church!”

March 25, 2013

“Today I was enrolled in the Rite of Election to come into full communion with the Catholic Church. For many of you this may come as no surprise for others it might be something of a shock. It was not a decision I entered into lightly, after all as a protestant minister this decision amounts to essentially walking away from my career up [...]

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Catholics Doing Street Evangelism? Yes, and Growing Fast! Join them!

January 10, 2013

 Cities across the country are now set up with Catholics evangelizing in the streets. And the phenomenon is growing. Many are converts, some have been Catholics all their lives – but all are excited and can’t keep it quiet any longer.  They are training new recruits. It is fun and fruitful. It is blessed and [...]

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Atheist Blogger Converts to Catholicism

June 25, 2012

To read the whole story, click HERE. ****************+* Apparently, conversations matter. Former atheist blogger Leah Libresco can tell you. She recently converted to Catholicism, and her story is making waves. One of the main reasons for Libresco’s conversion? The deep connection between the existence of God and the possibility for moral action. As Libresco points [...]

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Jackie’s Story: Catholic to Methodist, eventually back to Catholic

June 18, 2012

So it was within those Sunday school classes, that I began to feel the stirrings of the Spirit again but still did not recognize it for what it was.  I actually found myself defending various misconceptions with regards to the Catholic faith when someone in class would erroneously make a comment that I knew to [...]

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Landslide of Lutherans into the Catholic Church

June 12, 2012

Article in National Catholic Register, by my friend 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 [...]

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Evangelicals Becoming Catholic, why?

May 24, 2012

Below is an interesting YouTube video (really audio) of an Evangelical Radio show in which two Evangelicals discuss why so many Evangelical Protestants are leaving to join the Catholic Church. The host and guest are trying to be honest in the show entitled  “Why Evangelicals are Returning to Rome.” Although towards the end of the [...]

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Matt Gibson’s Conversion Story: Lutheran to the Dumps to Catholic

April 6, 2012

Here is an excerpt from Matt’s story: “I was very proud of my Lutheran faith.  I would argue with my Catholic friends till I was blue in the face.  I remember being invited to go to Mass with one of my Catholic friends.  I went and remember sitting there thinking what am I doing here.  [...]

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Dominos Pizza Magnate Tom Monaghan Compares Himself to Hugh Hefner

March 15, 2012

If it weren’t for his faith, Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan said he’d be like Hugh Hefner right now, bathing in luxury after luxury. At least that’s what he told JSerra Catholic High School students in San Juan Capistrano on Thursday during a private speaking engagement that was also open to the community. His message [...]

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Kicking and Screaming: Dustin Mantz’s Journey to the Catholic Church

March 13, 2012

Intro: I stand at over six feet, with broad shoulders, a thick goatee on my face, and seventeen tattoos covering my body; my looks don’t match other’s perceptions of what a man like me should look like.  When I was a guitarist in a band, playing in dive bars and dance halls, I looked the [...]

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Sandra Reads Herself into the Catholic Church

January 26, 2012

My conversion story will probably sound like every other convert story. You hear the phrase from a lot of converts to the Catholic Church, “I read myself into the Catholic Church.” Read what? Well, it was a shocker when I found out. Some guys who are known by Catholics as the “Church Fathers”, you have [...]

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Catholic Answers Live & other Radio Shows this Week

January 23, 2012

Steve will join Sean Herriott on Relevant Radio on Monday to celebrate the Feast of St. Paul’s Conversion (January 25). In anticipation of my radio shows I am posting my St. Paul Timeline so everyone can get the big picture. When I was teaching my series on Acts of the Apostles (see the audio CDs here) I decided [...]

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Todd Meade Story: From Southern Baptist Liberty University to Catholic

January 16, 2012

    Every spiritual life is a journey. Mine began in Warner Robins, Georgia in 1971. I was born into a good Methodist family and had a strong Christian foundation laid for me in childhood. But unfortunately, as is all too common, during my teenage years I drifted away somewhat from this good foundation and was [...]

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