Classic Catholic Converts

Classic Catholic Converts

Patrick Allitt , in his work Catholic Converts , concludes that the movement's greatest impact was probably on the minds and consciences of the young Catholics who volunteered to work for it : it forced them to ask whether their ...

Author: Charles Patrick Connor

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9780898707878

Category: Religion

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Classic Catholic Converts presents the compelling stories of over 25 well-known converts to Catholicism from the 19th and 20th centuries. It tells of powerful testimonials to God's grace, men and women from all walks of life in Europe and America whose search for the fullness of truth led them to the Catholic Church. It is the witness of brilliant intellectuals, social workers, scientists, authors, film producers, clergy, businessmen, artists and others who, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, studied and prayed their way into the Church. Fr. Charles Connor writes insightful and wonderfully readable stories of a rich variety of converts who struggled greatly with many challenges as they embraced Catholicism, including rejection by loved ones, persecution from strangers, and misunderstanding by peers. But, once they responded to God's call, they experienced great inner peace, contentment and joy. Among the famous converts whose stories are told here include John Henry Newman, Edith Stein, Jacques Maritain, Dorothy Day, G.K. Chesterton, Elizabeth Seton, Karl Stern, Ronald Knox and many more.
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Keeping the Vow

Keeping the Vow

Here Carroll is citing, evidently with agreement, Paul Griffiths, a Catholic convert academic. ... Spiritual Inspiration in an Age of Unbelief (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2000); and Charles P. Connor, Classic Catholic Converts ...

Author: Donald Paul Sullins

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199860043

Category: Religion

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Although many Catholics, and certainly most non-Catholics, are unaware of it, the rule of celibacy for Catholic priests is not absolute. The ordination of a married man is exceptionally rare, but it does occur. In most cases it happens as an accommodation for a married priest of another Christian church, almost always Anglican (Episcopalian), who has converted to the Catholic faith and wishes to serve in the Catholic priesthood. The Anglican Pastoral Provision, a set of streamlined canonical policies established by Pope John Paul II in 1980, encouraged the reception of these priest. Since then over a hundred men-most married, most Episcopalian-have been ordained; today there are seventy-five married former Episcopalian priests serving in the U.S. Catholic Church. Based on one hundred fifteen interviews augmented by biographical, survey and historical research,Keeping the Vow tells the story of these married priests and their wives, their unusual and difficult journey from Anglicanism and their life in the Catholic Church. Sullins explores the perspectives of this small group of men and their wives and how they juxtapose a unique set of identities and perspectives. A full-sample national survey provides the views of U.S. bishops on the practice of married priest ordination. The book's extensive use of quotes and personal narrative helps bring these stories to life, while sociological analysis provides a clear view of their collective features and discusses implications for related social and religious issues such as conversion, priesthood, worship, marital roles and celibacy. An engaging study on Catholicism, Anglicanism, American religion, and marriage, Keeping the Vow expands the discussion on the future prospects and effects married priests in the Catholic Church.
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How to Go from Being a Good Evangelical to a Committed Catholic in Ninety Five Difficult Steps

How to Go from Being a Good Evangelical to a Committed Catholic in Ninety Five Difficult Steps

Read stories of evangelicals who have already become Catholic. Many evangelicals have already converted to Catholicism. ... Classic Catholic Converts (Charles Connor), and The Catholic Church and Conversion (G. K. Chesterton).

Author: Christian Smith

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621892441

Category: Religion

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American evangelicalism has recently experienced a new openness to Roman Catholicism, and many evangelicals, both famous and ordinary, have joined the Catholic Church or are considering the possibility. This book helps evangelicals who are exploring Catholicism to sort out the kind of concerns that typically come up in discerning whether to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church. In simple language, it explains many theological misunderstandings that evangelicals often have about Catholicism and suggests the kind of practical steps many take to enter the Catholic Church. The book frames evangelicals becoming Roman Catholic as a kind of "paradigm shift" involving the buildup of anomalies about evangelicalism, a crisis of the evangelical paradigm, a paradigm revolution, and the consolidation of the new Catholic paradigm. It will be useful for both evangelicals interested in pursuing and understanding Catholicism and Catholic pastoral workers seeking to help evangelical seekers who come to them.
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Committed Worship Adult conversion and initiation

Committed Worship  Adult conversion and initiation

Catholic and Protestant Approaches to Conversion Initially , a Catholic approach to conversion contrasted with a ... while traditional Catholic theology in- sisted on the Church's mediatorial role in the conferring of grace , classical ...

Author: Donald L. Gelpi

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814658253

Category: Religion

Page: 298

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Volume II develops a sacramental theology that addresses the needs of all adult Christians. The chapters on Marriage show how conversion both humanizes and Christianizes human sexuality, providing the context for a foundational rethinking of the meaning of the context for a foundational rethinking of the meaning of Christian Marriage. The discussion of Orders examines the responsibilities of ordained leaders and throws light on the rise of clericalism and on the meaning of priestly identity and ministry, in addition to clarifying the relationship between the priesthood of the laity and that of the ordained. A discussion of Christian nurture explains the practical and theoretical meaning of infant Baptism. This volume also examines the three sacraments that most foster ongoing conversion: Reconciliation, Anointing and Eucharist. After situating each of these rituals in its Biblical and historical setting, the author shows how each contributes to ongoing Christian conversion.
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Catholic Converts

Catholic Converts

He shocked them with an early article, “Four Years' Experience with the Catholic Religion,” in which he wrote that ... to some private criticism of Capes for substituting theological “probabilism” for the traditional Catholic teaching ...

Author: Patrick Allitt

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501720536

Category: History

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From the early nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, an impressive group of English speaking intellectuals converted to Catholicism. Outspoken and gifted, they intended to show the fallacies of religious skeptics and place Catholicism, once again, at the center of western intellectual life. The lives of individual converts—such as John Henry Newman, G. K. Chesterton, Thomas Merton, and Dorothy Day—have been well documented, but Patrick Allitt has written the first account of converts' collective impact on Catholic intellectual life. His book is also the first to characterize the distinctive style of Catholicism they helped to create and the first to investigate the extensive contacts among Catholic convert writers in the United States and Britain. Allitt explains how, despite the Church's dogmatic style and hierarchical structure, converts working in the areas of history, science, literature, and philosophy maintained that Catholicism was intellectually liberating. British and American converts followed each other's progress closely, visiting each other and sending work back and forth across the Atlantic. The outcome of their labors was not what the converts had hoped. Although they influenced the Catholic Church for three or four generations, they were unable to restore it to the central place in Western intellectual life that it had enjoyed before the Reformation.
Categories: History

Catholic Converts and Conversion

Catholic Converts and Conversion

I quickly found some of the leading polemics against Catholic infallibility, such as the Irish Anglican antiCatholic ... book has “never really been answered by the Catholic Church” and is the “classic refutation of papal infallibility.

Author: Dave Armstrong

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781300921868

Category: Religion


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The last 25 years have been a very exciting time in the Catholic world, in terms of an increasing flow of converts. Dr. Scott Hahn, a former Presbyterian minister, was received into the Church at Easter 1986, and immediately started making a splash with his exciting conversion testimony. Meanwhile, Karl Keating began publishing "The Catholic Answers Newsletter" in August 1986. Thus, that year may be regarded as the starting-date of the current "Catholic apologetics / influx of converts revival" -- with Hahn and Keating as the two founding fathers. I tell my own conversion story in Part II of this book (75 pages). Part I is devoted to various analyses of the conversion process, while Part III consists of a collection of older conversion stories that have a timeless quality: highlighting reasons for becoming Catholic. This book provides (from many different angles and approaches) explanations of "how and why" men and women convert and become Catholics or return to the Catholic Church.
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Toil and Transcendence

Toil and Transcendence

Catholicism in 20th-Century America Fr. Charles Connor ... 343 Ellis likely would have favored this, given his emphasis on Catholics' mingling with their counterparts of other ... 348 Cited in Connor, Classic Catholic Converts, 180.

Author: Fr. Charles Connor

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 9781682781432

Category: Religion

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By the end of the Civil War, barely four million Catholics lived on American soil. A century later, more than 43 million Americans were Catholic, making the Church a dominant force in American culture and politics. The twentieth century was a springtime for the American Church, which witnessed the dramatic expansion of American dioceses, with towering new churches erected even blocks apart. Catholic schools were swiftly built to accommodate the influx of Catholic schoolchildren, and convents and monasteries blossomed as vocations soared. The Catholic hierarchy and laity factored into many of the great stories of twentieth-century America, which are told here by one of our country’s foremost experts on Catholic American history, Fr. Charles Connor. In these informative and entertaining pages, you’ll learn: What motivated the virulent anti-Catholicism of early twentieth-century America The daring way Notre Dame students responded when the KKK held a rally in South Bend One businessman’s bold attempt to build Catholic colonies in Nebraska and Minnesota How, in 1928, the first Catholic major party nominee for president, Alfred E. Smith, turned New England into a reliable voting bloc for the Democrats FDR’s response to New York’s Cardinal Spellman, who pleaded with the president to protect the Vatican and the pope from German forces during World War II How Bishop Fulton Sheen’s phone call to a political operative accused of spreading anti-Catholic messages led to his conversion to the Faith How, finally, in 1984, the United States was able to formalize diplomatic relations with the Holy See
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A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Dante s The Divine Comedy

A Psychoanalytic Exploration of Dante s The Divine Comedy

Nock, A. D. (1961), Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press. O'Connor, Fr. C. P. (2001), Classic Catholic Converts. San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press. Owen, R. (1987), “On becoming a Jew.” Commentary. 84: 55−62.

Author: David Dean Brockman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315464206

Category: Literary Criticism

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David Dean Brockman connects spirituality with psychoanalysis throughout this book as he looks at Dante’s early writings, his life story and his "polysemous" classical poem The Divine Comedy. Dante wanted to create a document that would educate the common man about his journey from brokenness to growth and a solid integration of body, self, and soul. This book draws the resemblance between Dante’s poem and the "journey" that patients experience in psychoanalytic therapy. It will be the first total treatment of Dante’s work in general, and The Divine Comedy in particular, using the psychoanalytic method. This fascinating study of Dante’s The Divine Comedy will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists, as well as those still in training. Academics and students of psychology, spirituality, religion, and literature may also be interested in Brockman’s in-depth study of Dante’s work.
Categories: Literary Criticism

By Strange Ways

By Strange Ways

Theologians and Their Paths to the Catholic Church Jonathan Fuqua, Daniel Strudwick ... Their Turn to Catholicism (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2019); Charles Connor, Classic Catholic Converts (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2001).

Author: Jonathan Fuqua

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781642292374

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The only work that exclusively features the conversion stories of theologians, this book provides a unique vantage point on the intellectual challenges faced by those being drawn to the Catholic Church. The men and women featured here come from a variety of backgrounds: Agnosticism, Secularism, New Age thought, punk rock, and various stripes of Christianity. Their theological vocation had specially prompted them to question their own intellectual presuppositions once they encountered Catholicism, which only gained in credibility the more they studied it. Although it was the theological truth of the Catholic faith that initially captured the attention of these theologians, each of these essays tells a fully human story. They are not collections of arguments, but stories of grace. Among the ten converts are Scott Hahn, Lawrence Feingold, Melanie Barrett, Petroc Willey, and Jeff Morrow. Each story offers a fresh glimpse at God's work in the world.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography