“Convinced” is Coming

A summer or two back, a fellow named Don Johnson, a passionate Catholic evangelist, came to my house and interviewed me for a film he was doing on Catholic converts. We had a great time chatting and he then went his merry way on a grand tour of the rest of the country getting interviews with [Read More...]

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10 Things Not to Say to a Convert

A pretty funny piece from Abby Johnson. I like the graphics. The only thing she left out was “You just did it to get rich and turn the Church Protestant.” [Read more...]

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None Are Welcome on Their Own Terms

This is the flip side of the Elton John discussion and is also, paradoxically, perfectly biblical. The way Jesus puts it is this: Now great multitudes accompanied him; and he turned and said to them, “If any one comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and [Read More...]

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I’ve always respected Gary Sinise

He’s a fine actor and his money-where-his-mouth is dedication to our troops and first responders has always shown he was the real deal. So I’m thrilled to discover that he entered the Church in 2010.  He tells the story here. [Read more...]

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The Moxieful Leah Libresco Gets Interviewed about her conversion

…by the president of Atheist Ireland: [Read more...]

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The Lovely Part About the Easter Season is the Conversion Stories

A Scandanavian Megachurch pastor is among the sheaves gathered in this year. Very cool to see. Plus, “Ulf Eckman” is a badass name. [Read more...]

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“Mark!” People Ask Me, “Why Did You Become a Catholic Writer?”

“Was it because of the vast riches?  The women who fling themselves at you during your globe-trotting investigative journalism junkets to exotic locales?  The cocaine-fueled parties with Jimmy Akin, Patrick Madrid, and the entire Dominican order?  The mimosas at poolside with Gwyneth Paltrow as you plan the destruction of all that is good and holy [Read More...]

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An Atheist Father…

…wrestles with the fact that his beloved daughter wants to be a Catholic. [Read more...]

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Gay Convert Defends the Church

A reader writes: I wanted to share a post that a friend of mine wrote recently. Norm is a convert to Catholicism, and also a homosexual. Recently several articles were written about the evils of the Catholic church in the school paper of his alma mater. He responds with charity, clarity, and personal experience. Well [Read More...]

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The Real Reason I’m a Catholic Writer

Sometimes you get emails like this: I just wanted to send you a quick note as one of your blog fans and someone who has contacted you in the past regarding your book, By What Authority. It is a long story, but this past Sunday my husband, 20-year-old daughter, and 15-year-old son were all confirmed [Read More...]

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