Tag Archives: conversion

VIDEO: Conversion of an NFL player and the Traditional Latin Mass

Several kind souls have sent this video and I have heard about this young man from friends in Kansas City for some time now. You can see also my friends Fr. Matthew Bartulica and Fr. Shawn Tunink (who has a … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Why should a Protestant convert and join the Catholic Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Why should a Protestant like me convert and join the Catholic church, given the current corruption that appears to reach all the way to the top? (This is not an idle question. I was ready to call a … Read More

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ASK FATHER: I’ve been such a sinner. Is striving for holiness a waste of time?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: d’ve lived a pretty sinful life and reverted back to the faith. Since then I have been striving to become a saint, but I’m starting to get the impression I’m wasting my time. I’m a member of a … Read More

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Congratulations Rep. Sensenbrenner!

Congratulations to Congressman Sensenbrenner! From the WSJ: Joined by church leaders, Sensenbrenner becomes Catholic Wisconsin Congressman James Sensenbrenner (R-Menomonee Falls) converted to Catholicism in a quiet ceremony at Milwaukee’s St. Francis de Sales Seminary on Monday — a private affair … Read More

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WDTPRS (1962MR) Pentecost: understanding rightly

Let’s look at the Collect for Pentecost as it appears in the Missale Romanum of St. John XXIII. You will recognize it as the prayer after the Veni, Sancte Spiritus: Deus, qui corda fidelium Sancti Spiritus illustratione docuisti: da nobis in eodem Spiritu … Read More

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Alfred Hitchcock – Catholic

Who can fathom the graces God offers as death draws near to us? Some people are given the great gift of courage not to wait too long to become a Catholic, sometimes after a long time thinking about it. John … Read More

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7 August: St. Afra, “sinner” and martyr.

Each day I like to read the entry in the Martyrologium Romanum. Today there are several entries which could be the staring points for discussions of holiness and salvation. Let us consider this one: 3. Augustae Vindelicorum in Raetia, sanctae … Read More

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SSPX reaction to the Anglican Ordinariate and the recent converts

Long-time participant HE alerted me to the following from the site of the SSPX. They are happy about the reception of so many former Anglicans entering into the Roman obedience. As you know, Anglicans are able to enter full union … Read More

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Newt Gingrich on why he became a Catholic

I saw this in the Seattle Post Intelligencer but it goes back to a piece Newt Gingrich wrote for the National Catholic Register about why he joined the Catholic Church.   I think it is interesting that the secular MSM  picked … Read More

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Welcoming a convert

I am catching up with the avalanche of news and e-mail by which I have been recently overwhelmed. In the mix I found some stories and links to the blog of Anglican Fr. Jeffrey Steel, of Durham in the UK … Read More

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