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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Why Adults Convert to Catholicism: It's a Symphony of Truth

George Weigel, biographer of Blessed John Paul 2 and Distinguished Senior Fellow Of Washington's Ethics and Policy Center has a recent post in the WAPO regarding the varied reasons for conversion highlighting some of the most illustrious converts in the past 200 years and their many reasons for crossing the Tiber.

"that men and women of intellect, culture, and accomplishment have found in Catholicism what Blessed John Paul II called the “symphony of truth.” That rich and complex symphony, and the harmonies it offers, is an attractive, compelling, and persuasive alternative to the fragmentation of modern and post-modern intellectual and cultural life, where little if anything fits together and much is cacophony."

 ".....But to return to where I began: you don’t have to be an intellectual to appreciate this “symphony of truth.” For Catholicism is, first of all, an encounter with a person, Jesus Christ, who is “the way, the truth, and the life” [John 14.6]. And to meet that person is to meet the truth that makes all the other truths of our lives make sense."

See the whole article here.

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