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.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Another One Jumps the Tiber

Tim Troutman posted about this. Dr. Jonathan Deane, former reformed presbyterian, is now a rabid papist. Give him the hearty Welcome Home from the Catholic Blogosphere.


Blogger George Weis said...

And me still dippin my toes in :D sheesh!


December 18, 2008 9:15 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

George, even if you never make the plunge, there are still great riches treasures and graces to be had at the banks of the Tiber. God bless you .

December 19, 2008 8:58 AM  
Blogger George Weis said...

An awfully scary plunge there :D What with the eternal damnation awaiting and all that ;) However, the possibility of an apostate pope freaks me out... however, I don't get how they would think the next one would be that in a specific way, and yet they say the entire old church is that in total...*scratch* *scratch*

Bless you my friend!


December 19, 2008 10:34 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

I'm not sure what your getting out with that last comment George. But a protestant blogger once wrote:

"I have to either pick A or B? A: Rome is full of it or just plain insane, or B: Rome has it all alllllright."

G.K. Chesterton(a famous 20th century convert) says that "it is impossible to be just to the Catholic Church because once men cease to pull against it, they feel the tug towards it.

The moment they cease to shout it down they begin to listen to it with pleasure. The moment they try to be fair to it they begin to be fond of it. But when that affection has passed a certain point it begins to take on the tragic and menacing grandeur of a great love affair. "

God bless

December 20, 2008 7:18 PM  
Blogger George Weis said...

My comment was nothing more than the rambling of all sorts of stuff spewing out. I sure wish I had you round to talk through some of these things. I have a great friend in a priest, but as you know those fellas are rather busy... especially this time of year.

Thanks for the thoughts and for stopping over my way!

Big Blessings,

December 20, 2008 8:07 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

Allentown's not far from Lancaster, I'll meet you half way sometime.
Hangeth in there.

December 20, 2008 9:44 PM  
Blogger Tiber Jumper said...

BTW, regarding penance, I wrote something about it here to explain its purpose in our lives.

December 20, 2008 10:27 PM  
Blogger George Weis said...

Yeah, We will have to do that sometime :)

Your post on penance was great. Ya know I have a Catechism here (my pastor gave it to me... how weird is that?). I would do well to look into these things right within those pages.

Thanks for caring Russ :) Oh, but how do the HMs fit as a penance? That part confuses me. The penance the priest gave you made total sense, and it is also a way to bless you... pretty cool.


December 20, 2008 11:18 PM  
Blogger contrarian 78 said...

Rabid has a quasi-harsh tone, methinks....
How about "afflicted with Magisterial Myxomatosis"...

January 06, 2009 2:11 AM  
Blogger TJ said...

myxomatosis? Methinks you must be in the medical profession!
God bless

January 06, 2009 10:04 AM  

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