Shocking results

Study finds that visiting and seeing the design of traditional churches and cathedrals among leading reasons young people convert to Christianity

According to a recently released study, visiting beautiful churches and cathedrals are one of the top reasons that influences the youth across the globe in deciding to convert to Christianity. “The way of beauty, is a privileged and fascinating way to approach the Mystery of God. What is beauty, if not the reflection of the splendor of the Eternal Word made flesh?” – Pope … [Read more...]

Are liberal Catholics seeking to silence converts?

Heterodox thinkers in the Church seem to be saying "those of us who are new to the faith should lower our voices so that old Catholics can speak"

Writing in Commonweal, Massimo Faggioli complains that the Catholic Church in America is dominated by converts—including me. Faggioli is a liberal Catholic, and he appears to be distressed that, as a rule, vocal converts are not. We are loud, he complains, and we retain the gross manners of our previous communions. He particularly regrets that some converts have expressed … [Read more...]

It was like God was saying, “Yes, you belong here”

Robert Brode, 71, of Santa Clarita baptized and confirmed at Easter Vigil

Robert Brode is 71-years-old, but he just made one of the best decisions of his life, he said. The Santa Clarita resident just became a member of the Catholic Church during the Easter Vigil Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on April 15. “It took me 70 years to get there,” he laughed, but “I came to the conclusion that this is what I needed to do.” He added, “I was … [Read more...]

How to steer loved ones and friends to Catholicism

San Diego-based Catholic Answers publishes book on conversion

The following comes from a July 25 Christian Newswire press release: Catholic Answers Press today announced the release of their exciting new book, Navigating the Tiber, by best-selling author Devin Rose. Rose takes readers through the treacherous waters of conversion, creatively illustrating what it takes to successfully steer friends and loved ones toward the Catholic … [Read more...]

Protesters disturb Mass at Catholic churches in Las Vegas

Muslim-turned-Christian converts shout 'the pope is satan' and 'Mary is a satan' The following comes from a December 10 ABC13 article by Jacqui Heinrich and Gina Lazara: Parishioners are terrified after protesters have disturbed Mass at several Catholic churches across the valley. The group, Koosha Las Vegas, includes members who clearly identify themselves as former Muslims turned Christians. They've … [Read more...]

Pope names first Catholic bishop to oversee Anglican ordinariate

Msgr. Steven Lopes, who was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, serves as an official of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

The following comes from a November 24 Catholic News Agency article by Elise Harris: Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Steven Lopes, a Catholic priest from California, as the new bishop who will head the Anglican Ordinariate in the United States and Canada. He will be taking over for Msgr. Jeffrey N. Steenson, a former Episcopal bishop appointed by Benedict XVI in 2012 to … [Read more...]