by Cynthia Trainque The Mass—from the Latin, Missa; in Greek, Leitourgos, meaning “the work of the people”. It is the most sacred and solemn action whereby heaven and earth meet. It is the place where Catholics find their weekly (even daily) sustenance before heading out anew to live and proclaim the Good News of Jesus […]
Amy was brought up in a military home on Governor’s Island in New York. He parents were Presbyterian but, attending the base chapel, Amy viewed herself merely as Protestant. She knew she wasn’t a Catholic, because Catholics had their own services, but she didn’t know who she was. Even so, beginning as a child, she […]
Carolyn Jacobs was happy attending her small Episcopal Church, and felt the Catholic annulment process an insurmountable barrier to becoming Catholic. However, her husband’s love for the Catholic Church moved her heart.
In Romans 12:1,2, St Paul calls Christians to continue their conversion by transforming their minds—and not conforming to the world, or the culture around them. In chapter 14 we see that this involves trusting that God is in control of our Country, our government, and its leaders, to whom we are to submit. But what […]
by Cynthia Trainque For the past 38 years—since I received the Sacrament of Confirmation (or there abouts)—I am the only one in my family of origin who is still Roman Catholic. My parents ditched the faith in favor of the local Assembly of God where they have worshipped and held membership for umpteen years. Prior […]
Today’s email points to the need the Church to instruct us on the seriousness of scriptural exhortation like those of St. Paul, including those we will discuss today from Roman’s 13. All of this relates to salvation, and to verse 13:14: “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, […]
By Dr. Kenneth J. Howell Remaining Catholic is as important as becoming Catholic. That’s why it’s so important to understand that conversion is not a one-time event in the life of a Catholic. In fact, every year the Church sets aside a six-week period where conversion is front and center. Lent is a time when […]
“And now our feet are standing within your gates, Jerusalem.” (Psalm 122:2, NAB) No other verse describes my conversion to Catholicism better than this passage. Although I’ve had the privilege of standing within the literal gates of Jerusalem, I rejoice much more over having the privilege to stand within the gates of the spiritual Jerusalem, the […]
Dr. Howell discusses his conversion to Jesus Christ and what has followed. He is the Resident Theologian of the Coming Home Network.
Jay grew up in a Presbyterian family in Texas. He credits his best friend growing up, who was Church of Christ, with his knowledge of the Bible. When he went off to college he experienced a crisis of faith from the challenges he met in class. The writings of C. S. Lewis and the Holy Spirit brought him back from the […]