Is Kirsten Powers Pope Francis’ Latest Convert?

Is Kirsten Powers Pope Francis’ Latest Convert? October 10, 2015

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Christianity Today thinks so, in reacting to the announcement on Friday, Oct. 9, on Fox News’ “The Five” by FNC contributor and author Kirsten Powers that she will — actually, it should be happening right about now as I type, at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 10 — be received into the Catholic Church.Kirsten-Powers-The-Silencing

In a story called “Pope Francis’ Latest Convert: Kirsten Powers,” CT said:

Powers, who grew up in the Episcopal Church, became an evangelical about 9 years ago, after attending Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. Listening to Tim Keller preach opened the door for her to believe in God.

“I came to realize that even if Christianity wasn’t the real thing, neither was atheism,” she wrote in a 2013 testimony for CT. “I began to read the Bible. My boyfriend would pray with me for God to reveal himself to me.”

For a while, Powers felt no connection to God. That changed during an overseas trip, where Powers said Jesus spoke to her. Eventually she joined a Bible study, an experience that changed her life.

“I’ll never forget standing outside that apartment on the Upper East Side and saying to myself, ‘It’s true. It’s completely true,’” she wrote it 2013. “The world looked entirely different, like a veil had been lifted off it. I had not an iota of doubt. I was filled with indescribable joy.”

Powers gave few details about her decision to become Catholic. She did thank Father Jonathan Morris, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in the Bronx, on Twitter.

Click here to see my CatholicVote story on the announcement, in which I also have a wish for Powers’ FNC colleague Greg Gutfeld.

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