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  • How Narnia and Middle Earth helped an atheist professor find her faith

    11/25/2014 3:50:20 PM PST · by NYer · 19 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 25, 2014
    JRR Tolkien in 1967 (Photo: PA) Books blog: Dr Holly Ordway's Not God's Type recounts a fascinating and uplifting journeyI have been reading Dr Holly Ordway’s Not God’s Type: an Atheist Academic Lays Down her Arms (Ignatius Press, or Gracewing in the UK). It is always uplifting to read books like this, not in a triumphalist way but because it is a reminder that underneath all the glaring human weaknesses in the Church as an institution, which we all know so well, there are still people out there who are searching for answers to fundamental questions and then finding...
  • Why converting to Islam didn't save Peter Kassig

    11/17/2014 7:42:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/17/2014 | Rick Moran
    Over the last few years, we've seen a dozen Western hostages convert to Islam in order to appease their captors, or in the hopes of getting better treatment. It never works, of course.  The hostages are still beaten, or killed, regardless of their profession of faith. It would seem intuitive for Islamic State hostages to convert to Islam in order to win some modicum of mercy from captives who proclaim profound religiosity. But it clearly doesn’t work, according to accounts and stories from Somalia to Syria. And why should it, since the Islamic State has proven itself willing to execute people of...
  • RT Kendall: I wouldn't be surprised to see Yaser Arafat in heaven

    11/14/2014 8:27:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Premier ^ | 11/14/2014 | By Justin Brierley
    Church leader RT Kendall has said that he believes Yasser Arafat may have accepted Christ before his death a decade ago. November 11 marks ten years since the death of the PLO leader, regarded as a heroic freedom fighter by many Palestinians and a terrorist by many Israelis. The first time RT Kendall was granted rare access to Arafat,the Christian writer and speaker told him he had prayed for him every day for 20 years. According to Kendall, the 20-minute appointment turned into an hour and 45 minutes, and an unlikely friendship began. The third time Kendall visited Arafat, the...
  • Converting for Love (Like Natalie Portmans Husband)? The Talmud Forbids It.

    11/07/2014 10:38:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Tablet ^ | 11/7/2014 | Adam Kirsch
    The most common reason why people convert to Judaism today, I would guess, is because they want to marry a Jewish spouse. Such conversions are a sign of the amazing acceptance that Judaism enjoys in America, compared to the stigma it labored under for most of Western history. For a Christian to marry a Jew in medieval Europe meant stigmatization, isolation, perhaps even violence, as it does in many parts of the Muslim world today. For us, it is simply a personal choice, even a laudable demonstration of spousal loyalty. It was surprising to learn in this weeks Daf Yomi...
  • Altar Calls: Are They a Biblical Approach?

    10/27/2014 7:40:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/27/2014 | Shane Idleman
    The altar call is an appeal in which the speaker invites attendees to come forward as a way of acknowledging their decision to follow Christ. Many consider Charles Finney (1792-1875) to be the founder of the altar call even though early Methodist used a similar approach known as the "mourners bench." I have had the privilege of working on the field at large stadium events where altar calls have been given, and I have also offered many appeals to come forward as well, primarily in the early years of my ministry. Let me begin by saying that anytime we give...
  • Former Imam: God saved me from torture after Christian conversion

    09/12/2014 6:05:59 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 11 replies
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | September 11, 2014 | CNA
    Kerala, India, Sep 11, 2014 / 05:03 pm (CNA).- A former Muslim imam who converted to Christianity believes that God protected him from death threats and torture at the hands of his family members. The holy Quran converted me to Christianity, said Mario Joseph, a former imam who shared the story of his conversion and subsequent persecution with the HM Television program Changing Tracks, broadcast by the EUK Mamie Foundation run by the Home of the Mother religious community. The English-language interview, first posted in April 2014, now has more than 250,000 views on YouTube. Mario Joseph grew up in...
  • Is Conquest or Conversion the Christian Answer to Islam?

    09/12/2014 4:16:18 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies
    Aleteia.org ^ | September 12,2014 | Father Dwight Longenecker
    Radical Islamists seem intent on conquest. It has always been so. From the beginning and down through the ages, radical jihadists have attempted to convert people to their religion by force. Convert they cry or we have nothing to offer you but the sword.
  • What Would the Conversion of Russia Look Like?

    08/29/2014 1:40:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | August 29, 2014 | AUSTIN RUSE
    For much of the twentieth century, Catholics around the world prayed after every Low Mass for the conversion of Russia.Called the Leonine Prayers, originally they were conceived as a protection of the sovereignty of the Papal States, which were then under attack. This intention ended with the Lateran Treaty of 1929 but the prayers continued from that time for the conversion of Russia that had become an atheistic state bent on destroying religion.The prayers included 3 Ave Marias, a Salve Regina, a versicle and response, a prayer for the conversion of sinners and the “exaltation of Holy Mother Church,”...
  • "Convert Them or Kill Them:" is Phil Robertson Like ISIS?

    09/05/2014 9:33:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/05/2014 | Michael Brown
    The moment Duck Dynastys Phil Robertson said to Sean Hannity, that, with regard to ISIS, you have to either convert them or kill them, it was obvious that others would pounce on those words and claim that he was no better than ISIS. After all, havent these murderous terrorists done this very thing to the Christians and Yazidis, offering them conversion or death? How is Robertson any better? A headline in the UKs Daily Mail asked, Isnt it ironic, Phil Robertson? Duck Dynasty stars stance on ISIS is convert them or kill them as terror group wages bloody religious war...
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson on ISIL: Convert them or kill them

    09/04/2014 7:34:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/04/2014 | By JONATHAN TOPAZ
    Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson has a prescription for how to handle Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant militants: Convert them or kill them. Appearing on Fox News on Tuesday evening, the reality television personality quoted several verses from the Bible and asked why ISIL harbors hatred for the U.S. even as the military has increasingly withdrawn from the region. Host Sean Hannity argued that ISIL is at war with us and creates a significant threat to the U.S. and Israel, regardless of how the Obama administration or the American people view the group. You either have to convert...
  • Conversion of a Rocket Man: Charles P. Morse

    07/02/2014 8:36:14 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | July 2014 | Charles C. "Chas" Morse
    Conversion of a Rocket Man: Charles P. Morse by Charles C. "Chas" Morse * God providentially used several key events to draw my father, Charles Phillips Morse, to salvation and into the ministry as a creation pioneer in the late 1960s when a six-day biblical creation was largely disbelieved. On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy delivered a shocking speech before a special joint session of Congress describing his ambitious goal of sending Americans safely to the moon before the decades end. Little did Kennedy know that his space scheme was a cog in the Masters plan to relocate...
  • An OPC Pastor Enters the Catholic Church

    06/21/2014 1:28:22 AM PDT · by Al Hitan · 128 replies
    Called to Communion ^ | Feb 7th, 2012 | Jason Stewart
    Let me begin this conclusion by ending at the beginning: My wife Cindy and I entered into full communion with the Catholic Church because we came to see that this Church is the Church established by Jesus Christ. We came to this realization in large measure by spending time in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, reading other positive presentations of Catholic teaching, and speaking with flesh and blood Catholics in all walks of life and vocations. The many misconceptions we had about what Catholics believed were cleared away as we dug deeply into the teaching resources of the Catholic...
  • Romeward Bound: Evaluating Why Protestants Convert to Catholicism

    05/31/2014 3:30:55 PM PDT · by boatbums · 135 replies
    The Wizard of Oz has fascinated adults and children for many years. You know the story: a farm girl from Kansas finds herself in the middle of an unwelcomed adventure in an attempt to find the fanciful wizard, who, she hopes, will help her return home. After many trials and tribulations, she, along with her newfound friends, ultimately arrives at the Emerald City only to discover, much to her chagrin, that the "wizard" was really no wizard at all. He wasn't much of anything. In modern parlance, he was a wimp. Believe it or not, many-a-Protestant claims to have experienced...
  • Catholic Mom and Haredi Convert Son Reunited by IDF

    05/15/2014 12:36:09 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 4 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 15, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Diego Tafiah, a convert from Colombia who now is a Haredi soldier, in the IDF, met his Catholic mother and sister for the first time in six years Wednesday night after they were flown in to Israel for a ceremony marking the end of his combat units basic training course.
  • Bobby Jindal at Liberty Univ: Christian Conversion Was Most Significant Moment of My Life

    05/13/2014 7:47:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/13/2014 | Katherine Webber
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal delivered an uplifting commencement speech for the 2014 class of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., this past weekend, discussing everything from his conversion to Christianity when he was a teen, to his support for public evangelical figures such as Phil Robertson from "Duck Dynasty." Jindal, a Republican, spoke to nearly 6,000 attendees for the evangelical university's 41st commencement ceremony on Saturday, held at the university's Williams Stadium. The southern governor recalled the "most significant moment" of his life, a moment that happened during his teen years when he was first given the Bible as a gift...
  • AR-15 Piston conversion question

    04/05/2014 7:55:40 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    04/05/14 | Self
    I have been thinking of putting a piston conversion kit on my AR-15. What brand have you used and what is your experience?
  • Six Simple Ways to Nudge Conversions

    12/05/2013 5:21:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies
    CWR.com ^ | 12-03-13 | Carrie Gress
    Six Simple Ways to Nudge Conversions Some practical, foundational practices for putting the Pope's message of evangelization into actionDecember 03, 2013 09:46 EST By Carrie GressSister Maria Asterone Dodeka, a member of the Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matara, chats with a woman outside St. Joseph Co-Cathedral in the Prospect Heights neighborhood of the New York borough of Brooklyn in June 2013. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)Recently after Mass, I started chatting with two elderly women who were comparing notes on how many children they have collectively who have left the Church. Ninety-two-year-old Mary lamented that she has...
  • From Darkness to Light...Acts 9 pt 5

    And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord. And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prayeth, And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight. Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil...
  • Three Days In The Dark...Acts 9 pt 4

    And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink. (Acts 9:9)What did Saul think about, as he stumbled meekly to Damascus, having to be led by the hand of his companions? His whole worldview was upended, everything he thought he knew about God, scripture, salvation, Jesus and lastly about himself had ben wrong. He thought he was more zealous for the God of his fathers than anyone else in his religion. He was a Pharisee ! But the truth is, he had been fighting God all along, not serving Him. Saul hated Jesus, and tried to...
  • Interview: David Mamet's Conservative Conversion

    11/26/2013 6:26:02 AM PST · by machman · 4 replies
    the Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/22/2013 | wsj
    Very good interview of him explaining his conversion from liberal to conservative. 35 minutes long.
  • The Arrester, Arrested By Jesus...Acts 9 pt 3

    Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.(Philippians 3:12)And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And...
  • Why Saul Hated Christians...Acts 9 pt 1

    And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I...
  • Catholic Conversion Stories [vanity]

    10/27/2013 11:33:04 AM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 23 replies
    Various videos, audios, and printed sources
    Catholic Conversion Stories Dr. Scott Hahn's Conversion Story Alex Jones Conversion Story(Powerful!!!) Steve Ray's Conversion Story Jimmy Akin's Conversion Story Leah Darrow's Conversion Story Elizabeth Ficocelli's Conversion Story Jennifer Fulwiler's Conversion Story Kimberly Hahn's Conversion Story Fr. Donald Calloway's Conversion Story Dr. Peter Kreeft's Conversion Story Kevin Vost's Conversion Story Fr. John Markham's Conversion Story Tim Staples Conversion Story Jeff Cavins Conversion Story David Currie's Conversion Story Dan Burke's Conversion Story Michael Coren's Conversion Story 1 - Dr. Ray Guarendi's Conversion Story 2 - Dr. Ray GuarendiEvangelical vs Catholic Teresa Tomeo's Conversion Story Tom Peterson's Conversion...
  • Dr. Peter Kreeft's conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism (Full)

    08/31/2013 9:40:36 AM PDT · by Heart-Rest · 62 replies
    youtube ^ | January 27, 2013 | mobilevclips
    Hear Dr. Peter Kreeft tell his fascinating story of his conversion from Evangelical Protestantism to Catholicism. Dr. Peter Kreeft's conversion to Catholicism from Protestantism (Full)
  • Yes, Gay is a Choice. Get Over It.

    08/04/2013 9:16:00 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Crystal Dixon of the University of Toledo was fired for writing an editorial in a local newspaper. She referred to Exodus and mentioned people who chose to leave the gay lifestyle. The case against Dixon is based purely on wild assumption that gay men cannot stop themselves from having anal sex or engaging in fellatio. These assumptions bestialize and infantilize gay men. Dixon said that gays had the choice to leave the lifestyle (in other words, stop engaging in anal sex and fellatio). According to her detractors, such was tantamount to being anti-gay. Her detractors are following the lead of...
  • Kirsten Powers: How a Liberal Democrat and Former Atheist Came to Know Jesus Christ as her Savior

    07/14/2013 5:59:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 97 replies
    Gospel Light Minute ^ | 2 June 2013
    She is a political analyst, blogger, columnist and commentator. She is a Democrat who regularly contributes to USA Today, Newsweek, The Daily Beast, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal among other publications. She formerly served under the Clinton administration from 1993-1998 and was appointed Deputy Assistant U.S Trade Representative for Public Affairs. In an interview with Focus on the Family, she shares how she converted from atheism to Christianity. She said: I was not looking to be a Christian. The last thing in the world I wanted to be was a Christian. I had grown up as an Episcopalian,...
  • Seek The Peace of the City

    07/01/2013 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 3 replies
    Leading The Way ^ | 6-30-13 | Dr.Michael Youssef
    This is a Biblical way for us to take our country back to its' roots.
  • Resurrected! Longtime Gay Activist Becomes Christian

    03/27/2013 2:45:49 PM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies
    Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was...
  • My Train Wreck Conversion..., I despised Christians. Then I somehow became one.

    02/08/2013 6:58:50 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 148 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 2/7/2013 9:26AM | Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
    The word Jesus stuck in my throat like an elephant tusk; no matter how hard I choked, I couldn't hack it out. Those who professed the name commanded my pity and wrath. I began researching the Religious Right.. Ken Smith encouraged me to explore the kind of questions I admire: Ken and his wife, Floy, and I became friends. I started reading the Bible. I read the way a glutton devours. I counted the costs. And I did not like the math on the other side.. Then, one ordinary day, I came to Jesus, openhanded..
  • Why a Protestant Pastor Became Catholic - Dr. Scott Hahn

    01/31/2013 7:01:05 PM PST · by Heart-Rest · 65 replies
    youtube ^ | August 29, 2012 | Dr. Scott Hahn
    Dr. Scott Hahn has a number of different recorded talks where he discusses his conversion from being an Evangelical Protestant Pastor to becoming an ordinary Catholic layman. Some of those talks tend to focus more precisely on that specific period from when he was already a Protestant Pastor through his actual conversion to the Catholic faith, but this audio recording has a broader focus, and includes a longer period in his life, including some of the foibles of his youth. (This was originally just an audio recording, to which the "youtube" poster added some unusual slides for their "youtube video",...
  • Miracles on the border: Syrians encounter Jesus

    11/16/2012 7:28:39 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 102 replies
    bpnews.net ^ | November 16, 2012 | Erich Bridges
    BEIRUT (BP) -- The Christian relief team heard about the needy Syrian widow living outside a Lebanese Muslim village near the Syrian border. So they took food to her. Apparently, Jesus had been there first. A refugee from the civil war in Syria, the Muslim widow, along with her three children, had sought shelter in Lebanon -- like more than 100,000 other Syrians. She was observing a traditional 40-day period of solitude to mourn her dead husband, so she had received nothing from the local Islamic aid society. When the Christians knocked at her door, the widow appeared fully covered...
  • Christianizing India is Catholic Churchs major goal

    10/16/2012 10:13:59 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, October 14, 2012 | V. R. Jayaraj
    Kochi - Christianization of India and not Indianization of Christ is the major goal of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. Any attempt to derail this goal should be defeated through solidification of faith through spiritual campaigns, says a study document on protection of faith prepared as part of the Year of Faith observance by the Catholic Church In the particular context of the strengthening of several smaller Christian sects, especially in Kerala, the document says that measures will have to be adopted to avoid the splintered sects, including the Protestants, influencing the faithful belonging to the Syro-Malabar Church. It...
  • Joan Appleton dies: Abortion nurse turned pro-life activist

    08/22/2012 7:39:03 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    LSN ^ | 8.22.2012 | John-Henry Westen
    A former abortion worker whose conversion to the pro-life movement helped many in the abortion industry leave their deadly practice died Monday August 20. Before her 1989 conversion, Joan Appleton worked as the head nurse at Commonwealth Womens Clinic in Washington, D.C., and was an active member of the radically pro-abortion National Organization for Women (NOW). In a testimony about her conversion, Appleton described witnessing an ultrasound guided abortion and how the experience was instrumental in changing her mind on the issue. I handled the ultrasound while the doctor performed the procedure and I directed him while I was watching...
  • Catholic Group Prays for Paul Ryans Conversion

    08/17/2012 2:18:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 08/17/2012 | Alicia Mundy
    Rep. Paul Ryan has been taking flak from church groups including the relatively conservative U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the somewhat more liberal group Nuns on the Busbecause his budget could cut money from programs for the poor and elderly. Now a group of fellow Catholics from his home state of Wisconsin, including some Franciscan Friars, are calling for the vice presidential hopefuls conversion. The group launched a website, PrayforPaulsChangeofHeart.org, that asks visitors to Please pray for Paul Ryan, a devout Catholic, to have a change of heart on the federal budget. It includes a special Rosary prayer...
  • A New Amish Community Is Founded Every Three-And-A-Half Weeks in US, Experts Estimate

    08/02/2012 5:51:11 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 44 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 27, 2012 | ScienceDaily
    A new census of the Amish population in the United States estimates that a new Amish community is founded...about every 3 weeks, and shows that more than 60 percent of all existing Amish settlements have been founded since 1990. This pattern suggests the Amish are growing more rapidly than most other religions in the United... "They're doubling their population about every 21 to 22 years, primarily because they produce large families and the vast majority...remain in the community as adults baptized into the faith, starting their own families and sustaining their religious beliefs"...
  • Former atheist poet reveals details of her Catholic conversion

    07/30/2012 11:25:11 AM PDT · by stpio · 38 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | July 27, 2012
    Rome, Italy, Jul 27, 2012 / 03:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Until two years ago, I was a really committed atheist and I really hated the Catholic Church, said poet Sally Read, as she explained how all that dramatically changed during nine months in 2010.
  • If you can, watch the Journey Home (7:00 p.m) this evening on EWTN

    07/02/2012 12:58:27 PM PDT · by stpio · 4 replies
    http://cantuar.blogspot.com/ ^ | July 2, 2012 | Taylor Marshall
    Taylor Marshall is the guest, he is a former Anglican priest who converted to Catholicism. I love his blog, he shares things about the faith, in a few paragraphs each day, things you never knew about the faith and at the end of each writing, he directs you to related articles in his blog, just click on one of the pics. It' will be a good program for our brothers and sisters in Christ, hear Taylor share what brought about his conversion. It's 7:00 p.m. central, this evening - the Journey Home with Marcus Grodi. http://www.ewtn.com/audiovideo/index.asp
  • the "Holy Family's" request, do not remain Anglican or become Orthodox, become Roman Catholic

    06/19/2012 1:50:52 AM PDT · by stpio · 78 replies
    A wonderful witness, imagine, seeing the Holy Family!*! And, do not worry so much the next time you get sick. All in God's Will. http://tonusperegrinus.blogspot.com/2012/06/anecdotal-memory.html
  • Mystery Religion: Mr. Obama's Contradictory Conversions to Christianity

    05/31/2012 4:23:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/01/2012 | Jason Kissner
    Reasonable people will agree that much of Mr. Obama's biography is not exactly an open book. Many things about him are unknown because they remain undisclosed, and much that has been disclosed leaves many questions unanswered at the same time as new ones are raised. This article concerns something about Mr. Obama's life history that, to the best of my knowledge, has not yet been explored -- even though what is about to be discussed is, ironically, an "open book." Readers are about to learn that Mr. Obama has supplied two completely contradictory accounts regarding the time frame of his...
  • How Not to Become a CatholicPart 2

    03/12/2012 5:36:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | March 12, 2012 | James Tonkowich
    Three More Rules for Keeping the Dreaded Whore of Babylon at Bay The ongoing story of a Catholic convert [1]James Tonkowich In the first installment of my advice as to how to avoid becoming a Catholic, I suggested two rules. First, assume that all Catholics are idiots. Second, get all your information about the Catholic Church second-hand. Steer clear of Catholic intellectuals, well-catechized laypeople, and young, zealous, orthodox priests and nuns. Look for leftover aging, hippy priests and nuns, poorly catechized Catholics, and ex-Catholics evangelicals who have it in for the Church. And above all, don’t read the Catechism...
  • THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND CONVERSION BY G. K. CHESTERTON, CHAPTER III: THE REAL OBSTACLES

    02/09/2012 5:03:29 PM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies
    EWTN.com ^ | Copyright, 1926 | G. K. Chesterton
    CHAPTER III: THE REAL OBSTACLES In the last chapter I have dealt in a preliminary fashion with the Protestant case in the conventional controversial sense. I have dealt with the objections which I suspected very early of being prejudices and which I now know to be prejudices. I have dealt last and at the greatest length with what I believe to be the noblest of all the prejudices of Protestantism: that which is simply founded on patriotism. I do not think patriotism is necessarily prejudice; but I am quite sure it must be prejudice and nothing else but prejudice, unless...
  • Charges Against Cape Canaveral Gun Conversion Maker Dropped (FL Ciener)

    02/07/2012 6:55:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    brevardtimes.com ^ | 7 February, 2012 | NA
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Brevard County State Attorney's Office has dropped a felony charge this week against gun conversion manufacturer Jonathan A. Ciener. The Brevard County Sheriff's Office raided Jonathan Arthur Ciener, Inc. located at 8700 Commerce Street in Cape Canaveral last November and charged Ciener with one count of scheme to defraud in an amount less than $20,000. (Image above) Jonathan Arthur Ciener, Inc., is a company that sells gun conversion kits nationwide and advertises its kits on www.22lrconversions.com. Ciener's attorney, Greg Eisenmenger of the Viera law firm Eisenmenger, Berry & Peters, P.A., told Brevard Times that the...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: IMMANENTIST APOLOGETICS, 01-26-12

    01/26/2012 9:39:03 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 01-26-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):IMMANENTIST APOLOGETICS A method of establishing the credibility of the Christian faith by appealing to the subjective satisfaction that the faith gives to a believer. This method tends to ignore, if not deny, the corresponding value of objective criteria for accepting divine revelation, notably miracles and prophecies. The latter alone are finally demonstrative of the fact of revelation. Therefore immanentist apologetics runs the danger of leaving Christians with purely personal motives for their faith and without intellectually convincing grounds as to why they believe. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic...
  • My Journey to Christ

    01/22/2012 2:16:36 PM PST · by Gamecock · 189 replies
    Banner of Truth Trust ^ | 17/01/2012 | Kevin McGrane
    The conversion testimony of Kevin McGrane, elder of Bury St Edmunds Presbyterian church. I was raised in a Roman Catholic family, my father having been born in Dublin of Roman Catholic ancestry. Baptism, Confession, Holy Communion and Confirmation followed in regular course. After junior education under Ursuline nuns, I moved to a boys' grammar school established by Jesuits. The education was of a high standard (four years of Greek being particularly useful later). However, no student could take an 'O' Level in Religion as every examination board required study of the Bible, which was not permitted. Instead, we were fed...
  • Mitt Ropmney Announces Support For Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore

    01/17/2012 6:36:10 PM PST · by muawiyah · 7 replies
    MittRomney.com Campaign site ^ | January 12, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney today announced the support of former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore.
  • A Kuwaiti Prince Publicly Embraces Christ, Denounces Islam

    01/13/2012 11:24:27 AM PST · by hellbender · 25 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | JANUARY 12, 2012 | BOJIDAR MARINOV
    ...the US military has been prohibited from helping the local Christians by the administrations of both Bush and Obama. Two years ago, the distribution of Bibles was banned in Iraq, and even the sale to the military of assault weapons with Bible verses on them was stopped. In Egypt, the new authorities helped and financed by the Obama administration and supported internationally by Hillary Clinton, encouraged pogroms against the traditional Christian minority in the country, the Copts. It seems that one of the main strategic goals for the US military presence in the Middle East is the eradication of traditional...
  • How I Led Catholics Out Of the Church (And into Apostasy)

    12/28/2011 5:47:17 PM PST · by rzman21 · 355 replies
    How I led Catholics Out of the Church STEVE WOOD I was a Protestant for twenty years before I became a Catholic. I led many people out of the Catholic Church. My formula for getting Catholics to leave the Church usually consisted of three steps. Step 1: Get Catholics to have a conversion experience in a Protestant setting. Most Fundamentalist, Evangelical, and charismatic Protestant churches have dynamic youth programs, vibrant Wednesday and Sunday evening services, and friendly small-group bible studies. In addition, they host special crusades, seminars and concerts. At the invitation of a Protestant friend, a Catholic may begin...
  • Sudanese Struggle to Survive Endless Bombings Aimed to Quell Rebels

    07/03/2011 6:13:06 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 3, 2011 | JEFFREY GETTLEMAN
    ... As the July 9 division of Sudan nears, the government in Khartoum is scrambling to crush any rebellious chunks of the territory that will remain its own. Its forces have been relentlessly pounding the Nuba Mountains from Russian-made Antonov bombers for weeks, demanding that tens of thousands of rebel fighters dug in here disarm and drop their insistence on more autonomy for the distinctive Nuba people. Hundreds of civilians have been killed, including many children. Bombs have been dropped on huts, on farmers in the field, on girls fetching water together, slicing them in half with buckets in their...
  • Christians Grieve Death of Christopher Hitchens; Share Hopes for Deathbed Conversion

    12/18/2011 6:31:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 12/16/2011 | Eryn Sun
    Christians everywhere have been responding in grief and sadness over the death of famed atheist Christopher Hitchens, who passed away late Thursday evening after a yearlong battle with esophageal cancer. From pastors to theologians alike, all expressed pain and sorrow over the recent news, which Vanity Fair was the first to announce. The magazine reported that Hitchens had died from pneumonia, a complication from his stage IV cancer. He was 62 years old. Pastor Rick Warren, founder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., tweeted, My friend Christopher Hitchens has died. I loved & prayed for him constantly & grieve...
  • THINGS FOR THE "ABSOLUTELY NOT NEWT" PEOPLE TO CONSIDER. VANITY.

    12/13/2011 9:10:34 PM PST · by Tucker39 · 48 replies
    Self, Vanity | Tucker39
    Something for those who have taken an ABSOLUTELY NOT NEWT stance to consider; In spite of anything Newt may have said in the past, when he was lightyears away from being POTUS, I believe we are dealing with a completely converted Newt at this point. I base this on his recent books, DVD, etc. The DVD was a review of all the scriptural quotations and appeals to Providence which are sculpted into the government buildings in DC, as a rebuttal against the lie of Separation of Church and State. The latest book is A Nation Like No Other, which describes...