Marcus grew up in Pennsylvania in a Catholic family. Unfortunately, because of family issues, he had an anxious childhood. Even so, they never missed Mass, though there was not a profound faith life in his home and his catechesis was not very strong. Because of this, the allure of the World, especially in music, drew him away from the […]
Sean was raised in a nominally Christian church hopping family. His father was Episcopalian and his mother Catholic. Sean was baptized Catholic and had his first confession but was not raised in the Church. Even so, he knew that God is real and personal, though he didn’t have much use with organized religion. He had a […]
John was born and abandoned in a hospital in San Francisco. He was adopted into a loving Irish Catholic family. In the early 1970′s he was given a very confused and lacking education of the faith in the parochial schools. At the same time some older neighbor boys exposed him to hard core pornography. In […]
Leslie grew up in an active Catholic home. As a child she loved everything Catholic. The many social changes of the 1960′s and the distractions of college drew her away from the faith. After college she obtained a position as a TV talk show host. Soon after she found she was pregnant. Seeing no other alternative, she […]
Even as a sophomore I knew that I wanted to attend Notre Dame. Its Catholic identity wasn’t really a factor at all; its academic reputation, quality of student life (as reported by Princeton Review), and the memories of my first visit there drove my decision. I didn’t know what to make of Catholicism at all. One of the essays on the Notre Dame application dealt with a “spiritual topic” of our choosing. I chose to write about my impressions of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.
Kevin was born in a mixed Catholic & Protestant family. Baptized Catholic he was reared Methodist. As a child religion wasn’t important to him. When he was married he nominally returned to the Church but he wasn’t convicted by the Faith. He was deep into the pleasures of the world. Eventually, our Lord convicted him […]
John was baptized and reared United Methodist but stopped going to church in the sixth grade. After high school he read an article in Time Magazine about a lay brother, Brother Bill, in Chicago who worked with the gangs. This was the first nudge for him toward the Church. After a period of depression, his […]