How Did John C. Wright Make the Journey From Hard-Boiled Atheist to Catholic?

He tells us here, in a fascinating tale. I love this guy. [Read more...]

Prominent Muslim Convert Leaves Church

Sadly, Magdi Allam, who was baptized a few years back, has left the Church.  His reason is that he feels it to be “too weak with Islam”. As I mentioned here: You can become Catholic, not so much to be Catholic as to extend the middle finger to the last Protestant sect you left behind in [Read More...]

Another Convert is Called to the Altar

I wonder how many stories there are like this one.  Always lovely to see another soul find the fullness of the revelation and come to our Lord in obedience.  May God our Father bless him and strengthen him with the gifts of grace in the sacraments and keep him safe and strong in the faith [Read More...]

Interesting story of a conversion

A leftist lesbian academic meets Jesus. [Read more...]

J.R.R. Thomas Chesterton of Hippo

…and the odd schizophrenia of Evangelical publishers vis a vis Catholic writers.  Evangelicalism is in an accellerating process of distintegration into compenents such as Anglo-Catholic-friendly Evangelicalism, fundamentalism, post-modern (and increasing post-Christian) political action groups both left and right, moralistic therapeutic deism, virulent anti-Christian post-modern deconstructioism and sundry other subsects.  The people trying to keep a [Read More...]

Losing Gracefully

Via Leah Libresco comes a rather charming take on her baptismal Mass from an atheist friend of hers.  I hope he sticks around.  I like the guy. [Read more...]


Leah Libresco reflects a little bit on her baptism and her choice of patron: Augustine. One of her readers offers one of my favorite poems from Chesterton.  It still gets me: The Convert By G. K. Chesterton After one moment when I bowed my head And the whole world turned over and came upright, And [Read More...]

Welcome Leah Libresco, my Sister in Christ!

Tomorrow, Leah will be baptized, confirmed, and make her first communion. It was a joy to meet her in Baltimore and see how full of faith and vivacious she is. Not to mention extremely smart. It is a joy to see a heart and soul as keen as hers is for love, goodness, beauty, and [Read More...]

Lovely news about another convert

A reader writes: I know you must get a ton of emails, but I thought this one was worth your time. This is an article about a young man, and personal friend of mine from college, Arizona State University. He reverted to atheism in high school from a strict Baptist childhood background, and later (only [Read More...]

Jason Stellman is a great guy

He lives out here near Seattle and we’ve had lunch together and visited and talked a number of times. He’s a former Calvinist pastor who recently swam the Tiber (at great cost to himself and his family). I regard him as a hero. Anyway, he has finally been able to begin to tell his story. [Read More...]

Great Interview with Leah Libresco

…conducted by another thoughtful convert, Eve Tushnet. She should remain in our prayers. She’s got a long road of formation ahead. [Read more...]

My friend Dave Deavel…

…has a really fine piece up about the hidden dangers of conversion stories. Recently, Rod Dreher linked to one of those “The Pope is on his last legs and is about to die a broken man, whereupon the Church will hold the Third Vatican Council and the new dawn will break” pieces that the MSM [Read More...]