Posts Tagged ‘converts’

Papal biographer apologises for saying Pope’s critics mentally ill Comments 0

Monday, August 14th, 2017

An article published last Friday by Pope Francis’s English biographer saying many of Pope Francis’s critics are mentally ill is causing a furore. Its author, Austen Invereigh, has since apologised for his opinion piece which he says he intended as a lighthearted “silly season” filler. His article, which was published in Crux, names several prominent Read more

Prominent converts ask synod to uphold marriage teaching Comments 0

Friday, October 9th, 2015

Australian Bishop Peter Elliott is among dozens of converts to Catholicism who have asked the synod on the family to uphold Church teaching on marriage. More than 100 converts signed an open letter to the synod fathers and the Pope. The signatories include such prominent converts as Scott and Kimberley Hahn, Mark Regnerus and John Read more

Why I became a Catholic Comments 0

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Ten years ago this month, I became a Catholic. It happened in the attic of the guest house at Ealing Abbey. There was just me, a friend and a monk, and the operation took about an hour. Afterwards we went for cocktails. I started things as I meant to go on. I guess the two big Read more

Sitcom writer’s road to Catholic church no laughing matter Comments 0

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Tom Leopold is a very funny guy. He’s also a Catholic. He has been funny longer than he has been a Catholic. But being a Catholic doesn’t stop him from being funny. “I can’t go more than two lines without getting a laugh,” Leopold told Catholic News Service in a telephone interview from New York. Read more

Stories of new converts Comments 0

Friday, September 20th, 2013

This is not a particularly successful season for converts to Christianity. Often more respect is shown to those who “dialogue” from outside of the Church than to those who embrace the Christian faith and ask for baptism. But it is also true that conversions to Catholicism are more numerous than one might think. Departing from Read more

Pope: converts to evangelical churches find Catholic parishes lacking Comments 5

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Pope Benedict has given his opinion that Catholics who become converts to evangelical churches often do so because they experience a lack of fervour, joy and community within Catholic parishes — not because of doctrinal reasons. “Often sincere people who leave our Church do not do so as a result of what non-Catholic groups believe, Read more