Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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Location: Pennsylvania, United States

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.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Wanderer Comes Home

"The last 18 years, going through different denominations, there was always something missing and incomplete. Now, I know it’s the Eucharist, the fullness of the Faith, the communion of saints, the beauty of Truth. I was missing 2,000 years of family history and rich tradition." (Full story here)

About 7 years after my born again experience, I was listening to Christian radio in Jersey around 1980 when I  heard this awesome song, The Truth Will Set You Free by Dion. His voice was so plaintive and the lyrics were so good. At first, I didn't make the connection that this was the famous Dion of the Belmont's who also wrote the huge hit Abraham, Martin and John. When I found out he was a born-again Christian I was very excited and looked forward to more of his new material. The years came and went and most contemporary Christian music became over-produced over-hyped and lost its appeal on me. I was spending all my time studying in med school and residency and essentially stopped listening to CCM.  I forgot all about Dion and his music.

Fast forward to 2007. I am now Catholic for 3 years and watching EWTN's the Journey Home and tune in to see Dion Dimucci is telling his story of returning to the Catholic faith to 8 million potential viewers!  Ah, Mr. Dimucci! I am right there with you!  It was a great story  and he continues to write and record.
Here's a recent live acoustic version of The Truth  Shall Set You Free. Praise God, Dion, it certainly has.


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