Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

First the Thames, Then The Tiber



Tony Blair will convert to Catholicism after his resignation as Prime Minister. He has been going to Mass with his wife who is Catholic for years and reports of his pending conversion are not a surprise. Apparently there are some anti-Catholic laws from 1829 still in place that would have made it impossible for an elected leader to be Catholic.
St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher were both martyred by King Henry the Eighth for their stand on the indissolubility of marriage and loyalty to their faith. They would be excellent intercessors for Tony Blair as he crosses the Tiber. I suspect that his conversion may be the result of their prayers already.

Father,
You confirm the true faith
with the crown of martyrdom.
May the prayers of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More
give Mr. Tony Blair the courage to proclaim his faith
by the witness of his life.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son,
who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

3 Comments:

Blogger Bekah said...

WOW! I'd heard rumors about Prince Charles for a long time, but had no idea about Tony Blair's conversion. Welcome Home!

May 21, 2007 12:20 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

From what I've read it doesn't seem like it's a done deal yet.

Given his government's recent policies that are most decidedly against the teachings of the Church, I fear that he would be a Catholic more in the line of John Kerry than St. Thomas More. I'm not sure we need more of those in our ranks. Perhaps we should pray for a Damascus Road experience for Mr. Blair.

May 21, 2007 4:44 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Lord willing if he is open to the grace, the sacraments will be transforming!

May 21, 2007 8:31 PM  

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