10 Things Not to Say to a Convert

10 Things Not to Say to a Convert December 15, 2014

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.”

"I just have to say that what you wrote sounds creepy."

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  • linda daily

    🙂 one thing converts should not say to life-long Catholics – there’s the door, the Episcopalian church is down the street (one week after they are received into full communion 🙂

    • True for anyone for sure, convert or no.

    • norcalrunner

      Yes indeed. And converts should not be idolized and told they’re better/smarter/holier than “cradle” Catholics.

      People are Catholics (or not). Full stop. No need for qualifiers.

  • Chris

    FYI You have a Joel Osteen advert on your blog.

    • Matthew

      FYI: Mark has no control over what ads appear on this blog.

      • norcalrunner

        I always find complaints about ads here hilarious because the ads I get are usually for the last product I either searched or bought via internet — so right now I’m getting a Hoka One One ad and a Fisher Price ad.

        It’s especially funny when men complain about “porn” ads ’cause then I just assume they were cruising some naughty sites beforehand.

  • Galorgan

    Well, now I just want to watch Bloodsport.

  • Rebecca Fuentes

    Apparently, there are plenty of people out there who never got the course in basic MANNERS. However, I am shocked to hear that Mark didn’t become Catholic to become rich. We Catholics are just rolling in the dough.

  • DC

    I have always thought the #1 thing we should say to converts is, “Welcome.”

    • Alma Peregrina

      But in some churches it should be: “Watch out for that… step… ouch, that gotta hurt”.