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.

Monday, January 23, 2012

March For Life 2012

                                             A bonus was running into former Bob Jones graduate now Catholic priest, Fr. Dwight Longenecker

Deborah and I had the privilege of going with our parish to the March for Life again this year. Every seat on the chartered bus was packed with young and old and our pastor Monsignor Wargo, once again joined us. Needless to say, it was beautiful and moving to see the Church in action. Priests, nuns, seminarians, religious friars in their robes and sandals, Knights of Columbus all came out in the rain and cold to support the cause of Life and to protest the 1973 Roe Vs Wade decision. There were huge amounts of young people from  K-through college. These young people really "get it" since they are the generation that is missing 1/3 of their peers as the result of legal abortion. They themselves are only here now because their parents chose life. Continue to pray that our politicians and Americans in general will learn to respect the dignity of life from conception to natural death.  The Mass for today was a liturgy especially written by Blessed Pope John Paul 2 to pray for the realization of the sacredness of life.

here's a link about the March


Blogger kkollwitz said...

How'd y'all run into each other?

January 24, 2012 10:29 AM  
Blogger George @ Convert Journal said...

Mega cool Russ. And you got to meet with Fr. Longenecker too!

The mainstream media, true to form, reports that "thousands" of people attended. Yea. Thousands.

January 24, 2012 6:26 PM  
Blogger Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

Deborah and I were heading up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court and I look over to my right and there is this distinguished priest on the side of the road who looked familiar. (I have read his blog for a few years now and deborah went to a retreat he gave in NC while I was at a medical conference down there.)
So I went up to him and said, "Are you Fr. Longenecker? and we had a nice chat. Turns out he was originally from Reading PA which is not that far from where we live

January 24, 2012 8:51 PM  

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