Skip to comments.Gingrich to Convert to Catholicism
Posted on 03/09/2009 11:02:24 AM PDT by pissant
Buried in an large New York Times Magazine profile of Newt Gingrich is a little nugget of information: A Baptist since graduate school, Gingrich said he will soon convert to Catholicism, his wifes faith.
At a moment when the role of religious fundamentalism in the party is a central question for reformers, Gingrich, rather than making any kind of case for a new enlightenment, has in fact gone to great lengths to placate Christian conservatives. The family-values crowd has never completely embraced Newt, probably because he has been married three times, most recently to a former Hill staff member, Callista Bisek. In 2006, though, Gingrich wrote a book called Rediscovering God in America part of a new canon of work he has done reaffirming the role of religion in public life. The following year, he went on radio with the evangelical minister James Dobson to apologize for having been unfaithful to his second wife.
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I pray they have all come to the fullness of faith in Jesus Christ, not only in ‘the church.’
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Also Judge Bork and Robert Novak. Welcome Newt. The more the merrier.
Think twice, Newt. This Church isn't as open to divorce as your other one was.
That only applies if he was married in the Catholic Church.
I’m sure this will inflame the left even more against him.
Didn’t W and Tony Blair also convert?
And Larry Kudlow. The more the merrier indeed!
Perhaps he can focus on being a genuine conservative as opposed to a populist.
W was raised Episcopalian (US Church of England) and became Methodist after marrying Laura.
Common thread is leaving Anglicanism.
The Church’s presumption is in favour of the validity of ALL Christian marriages, not just those contracted within the Church.
Now, I have no idea if any Gingrich’s marriages were indeed Christian, but he’s probably going to have do some work to straighten out his current situation in any event.
Blair did, but not W, to the best of my knowledge. We’d certainly welcome W.
There have been rumors about Blair, but I haven’t seen any official word. The rumors surfaced when he was PM and many said he wouldn’t do it while PM since it would amount to abandoning the official state religion. I believe he attends RC mass with wife and kids.
Regarding W, the answer is ‘no’. Perhaps you’re thinking of Jeb Bush who did convert.
Can we get Cardinal Mahoney to convert to Episcopalian?
Ah yes. Two fine gentlemen.
Tony Blair did become a Catholic. President Bush has not, but it would not surprise me, if he and Laura did convert.
We used to pray for the “conversion of Russia”. I now pray for the conversion of Obama from sacrifices to Moloch.
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