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Friday, March 21, 2008

Welcome Home!

Holy Saturday is the time when most converts will enter the Church. I was thinking that this was a big year for converts, and I thought I'd make a list of prominent conversions to Catholicism from this year.

Episcopalian Bishop Dan Herzog of Albany, March 2007.

Dr. Francis Beckwith, now former President of the Evangelical Theological Society, June 2007.

Bishop Jeffrey Steenson of the Episcopal Church, September 2007.

Allen Hunt, who was pastor of the third largest Methodist church in the world, and radio personality, Jan 2008.

Evangelical author, Barbara Curtis along with her husband, Tripp, March 2008.

And to end, there is poor, confused Bishop Pope, who has been both Episcopalian and Catholic, several times this year. I don't think we're winning at the moment.

What is really notable is that most of these people are reverting to their baptismal faith.

You can keep up with all of the latest converts at the Catholic Converts blog. Who knows what 2008 will bring?

Let's remember to keep those entering the church in our prayers this Easter.


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4 comments:

kritterc said...

As a convert myself, I get so excited for the Easter Vigil Service at my parish. It is both beautiful and awe-inspiring to witness the entrance of the converts into the Catholic Church. Prayers for everyone who will be making the best decision of their lives this weekend.

Jennifer Sr. said...

I am going to look at Barbara's blog again, thanks for mentioning it. Also, I get alot out of Joy's blog also. Probably because they are coming from a similar backgroud as me and when they write, they have that in mind, I think that is why I am able to understand so much.BTW, would you mind if I put mydomesticchurch on my "blogs I read" list?

I would love to hear your thoughts about Easter. I am not as articulate as some.I totally respect if someone chooses not to partipate in Easter, as I believe different people have different convictions. It bugs me when someone tries to put their convictions/rules onto other people.
Thanks, Jennifer

Maggii said...

It's always pretty inpirational to read about Catholism from the perspective of a convert. They seem to have a fresh look at it all, and I learn so much from them.

Blondie said...

I am a convert also (as of June 2005) and what an exciting time of year this is!!!