Category Archives: Conversion Story

That Time When I Was On The Radio With Mark Shea…

…and barely let him get a word in edge-wise. You have to admit that this is quite a feat. This happened last week, when I was a guest on Mark’s show Connecting The Dots. It’s 45 minutes of me rambling on … Continue reading

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Why I Am Catholic (The 200 Word Version)

I am Catholic to become whole, and to live fully. As St. John writes, “In Him was life: and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it…He was … Continue reading

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Dispatches From A Holy Land Pilgrimage…

Let us go to the place where His feet have stood (Psalm 132:7). That short verse (from Eusebius’s Greek translation of the psalm) sums up the entire reason for coming to the Holy Land.

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To Leave the Shackles of Human History Behind

  It is ironic to run a post with a title claiming that one of the reasons Why I Am Catholic is to leave history behind. Especially when I have written in the past that one of the main reasons … Continue reading

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“The Quest for the True Cross.” What a Movie That Would Make!

As you may know, today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. I found a pretty good short piece on the finding of the Holy Cross over at Magnificat. But as usual, I went looking for more. … Continue reading

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Because God Became Human To Save Us All

The title of this post says it all. Why bother becoming a Christian unless you believe this? “God became human to save us all.” And if you do believe it, why not practice the ancient faith of the earliest Christians? … Continue reading

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Because of Thomas Merton, OCSO (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968)

This is part VII of my conversion story, tagged as 2BFrank in the Tag Cloud. I run it every year on this day to commemorate the death of Thomas Merton, who was also known as Father Louis. Yes, I am … Continue reading

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Because Alfred Hitchcock Died A Catholic

Given that Alfred Hitchcocks’ life has been in the news of late, what with the film Hitchcock  hitting the theaters, I was happy to learn that he returned to the Catholic faith of his youth (if he strayed), and died … Continue reading

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For the Courage to Obey the Call to Become a Catholic

There are a number of readers here who have decided intellectually that becoming a Catholic Christian is what they want to do with their lives. Others, who were Catholics at one time, find themselves yearning to return home. Yet both … Continue reading

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For New Testament Geography I Wasn’t Taught in RCIA UPDATED

Originally posted on June 6, 2011, it took a while but it recently became worthy of an update. There will be no music post this morning folks, because music was presented here yesterday. Instead, I’m just going to share the … Continue reading

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