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Jamie & Jack McAleer – A Former Lutheran and a Revert from the World

April 20, 2015 | no responses

Jack grew up Catholic in Mobile, Alabama. His parents were great role models for the faith. They lived only three doors from the church and Jack was a regular altar server. With all of this, Jack says he didn’t learn that he should have a personal relationship with Jesus. Jamie’s upbringing was different. She came […]

Good Example or Scandal, Romans 14

April 15, 2015 | no responses

Again, following St Paul’s instructions to transform our thinking (Rom 12:1,2), this requires examining our lifestyles down to most simple habits of eating and drinking. The truth is, in many ways our Christian Faith frees us up from the scrupulous and over-zealous legalism of many well-meaning religious people. Many build their faith upon life-constricting regulations […]

Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 2: Things To Love About the Mass

April 15, 2015 | no responses

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 Daniels: Former United Methodist Minister

April 13, 2015 | one response

Amy was brought up in a military home on Governor’s Island in New York. Her parents were Presbyterian but, attending the base chapel, Amy viewed herself merely as Protestant. While visiting Italy with her Latin class in high school she attended Mass with her teacher. This inspired in Amy an interest in all things Catholic […]

Surprised to be a Catholic: the Journey of a “Cradle Episcopalian” – Carolyn Jacobs

April 13, 2015 | no responses

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.  

The Christian and the Governing Authorities, Romans 13:1-14 Continued

April 10, 2015 | no responses

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 […]

Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 1: The Role of the Bishop in the Church

April 7, 2015 | one response

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 […]

Jay Lampart: Revert from Evangelicalism

April 6, 2015 | no responses

Jay grew up in an active Catholic home and community in New York. After they moved to Pennsylvania and a new culture he began to drift away from the faith as a teen. He would go to Mass with his parents but also attended Baptist worship with his girl friend. Later he became convinced, by […]

Paul’s Suggestions or Crucial Criteria for Salvation, Romans 13:1-14

April 2, 2015 | no responses

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, […]

From Private Judgment to Universal Consent: Five Essentials of Conversion (Part 2)

April 2, 2015 | one response

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 […]

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