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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

RIP Mother Angelica

This past Easter evening,  Mother Angelica, foundress of EWTN, went home to the house of her Father.
There is a fair chance I wouldn't be Catholic if it wasn't for this cloistered nun who started the largest religious broadcast in the history of cable.  In 2002, my wife started watching EWTN when she began her journey to Catholicism. I was extremely unhappy about her interest in Catholicism, but I couldn't help but listen in from the other room as I heard stories of Protestants convert to Catholicism on The Journey Home. In no time at all , I was drawn to watching Journey Home every Monday and some of the other programming along the way.
   Little did I know that just five years later, my wife and I would be sitting in the studio of EWTN telling our story of conversion to the Catholic faith live to over 80 million viewers on Marcus Grodi's program. 
Mother Angelica had her stroke several years before this and she was no longer there on site  on the network grounds, but her mark was everywhere!
  So thank you Lord Jesus for leading this little nun to start a program that would turn so many hearts to Jesus and his Church, including this hard hearted anti- Catholic!
  Thank you Mother Angelica for your obedience and a faith that could move mountains and build a Catholic TV station that would reach the entire world with the gospel and the fullness of truth.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Little Sisters at the Supreme Court

Today the Little Sisters of the Poor once again appeal their case against the HHS mandate which would force them to provide for contraception and abortifacients for their employees. They are at the Supreme Court currently with their legal team. Please pray that the court rules in the favor of Religious Liberty and allows the Sisters to continue to provide free care to the frail and elderly of our country.
If the Court sides with the President and his administration, the Little Sisters will be forced to close down their homes in the US and thousands of elderly will be essentially with no place to live or eat. I have visited with the Little Sisters and can attest to the tremendous ministry they have of caring for those who our society deems non-productive and burdensome. Please keep them in your prayers.
Saint Thomas More, intercede today for the Little Sisters that they may continue to obey Christ and accept the consequences whatever they may be, as you also did. Amen.