What Leads a Person to Become Catholic?

Faith

People enter the Catholic Church for many different reasons.Some fall in love with the liturgy, and come to understand that Jesus is fully present in the bread and the wine.Some are awed by the beauty of a historic church, then come to know the Catholics in the pews as warm and welcoming friends.Some are drawn by prayer, some by dogma, some by 2,000 years of history, and some are dragged in by a family member and only gradually come to experience true faith.I happened to read one … [Read more...]

Last Meal, Last Chance: Convicted Killer Chooses Christ

Lethal Injection Room - San Quentin

On September 21, 2011, Troy Davis died in Georgia.Davis, you may know, was convicted of murdering a police officer.  But in the twenty years since the crime, seven of the nine key witnesses have recanted their testimony. The lack of clarity regarding the case sparked anti-death penalty backlash.  Groups including Amnesty International and the NAACP petitioned the courts to grant Davis a new trial or evidentiary hearing.  World leaders including Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ren … [Read more...]

Men Must Endure Their Going Hence: Remembering C.S. Lewis

Men Must Endure Their Going Hence.So warns Edgar in Shakespeare’s classic King Lear.And so says the tombstone shared by illustrious Christian apologist Clive Staples Lewis and his brother Warren.  The tombstone, located in the yard of Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry, Oxford, commemorates the writer C.S. “Jack” Lewis, who died 48 years ago on November 23, 1963, and his quieter older brother who died in April 1973.Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century, co … [Read more...]


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