Conversions

.- The founder of a prominent non-denominational movement in India has returned to the Catholic faith of his baptism, after more than a decade as a Pentecostal pastor and traveling preacher.

Sajith Joseph, 36, was confirmed Dec. 21, 2019 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Punalur in the southern Indian state of Kerala. His family and nearly 50 other members of his movement were received into, or came back to, the Catholic Church the same day.

Joseph is the leader of Grace Community Global, which he founded in Kerala in 2011.

The group will now be under the jurisdiction of Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan of Punalur as a Catholic association. Joseph’s Facebook page describes Grace Community Global as “an ecumenical movement of the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church.”

The group has around 2 million followers in 30 countries, and reaches many people through its televangelism programs.

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Clarence ThomasMy wife and I watched “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in his Own Words.” It was a fabulous biography of a young black boy abandoned by his father living in squalor in the Deep South during debilitating racial segregation. It is his story of perseverance, love for the Catholic faith, a rock-solid illiterate grandfather, and a hard-working mother.

He was raised Catholic, later rebelled and became a racist and a Marxist. He later learned about the Constitution of the United States and the unique country he was living in. This whole trajectory is not only fascinating but it led him to law school, to being a Federal judge and finally to the Supreme Court.

The gut-wrenching episode of his confirmation process demonstrated to him the evil of liberalism. To see Biden and Edward Kennedy grilling him was infuriating. But his courage and comeback were the things great movies are made of.

Screen Shot 2020-05-20 at 10.18.12 AMIt is a story of perseverance, conversion, tenacity, honesty, integrity and brilliance. Janet and I had the great honor of meeting with him a decade ago and it is still a moment I will not forget.

I sincerely encourage you to live stream it from PBS for the week or so that it is still offered for free. You can watch it here: https://www.pbs.org/show/created-equal-clarence-thomas-his-own-words/  If you check out this website there is a wonderful photo album of his childhood and later life.

PLEASE get the family together and watch this exciting and unforgettable story!

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Interview with Steve Ray (Jerusalem Jones)

by Steve Ray on May 7, 2020

Here is my interview on YouTube with Will Deatherage from Clarifying Catholic. We discuss my conversion story, Scripture and Tradition, the origins of my ministry, and more in 5-minute video clips. Head over to YouTube to check out the full playlist. You can also listen to the interview on Spotify.

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Conversions at Hillsdale College

May 3, 2020

CONVERSIONS:   Hillsdale College is a conservative nonsectarian college in southern Michigan. This year, 18 Hillsdale students will be entering the Church — and this seems to happen every year. “It took me a long time to get around the doctrine of Mary, the doctrine of the saints, the doctrine of adoration,” said Aidan Cyrus, who […]

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“My Parents are Good Folks? Will They Go To Heaven?”

April 27, 2020

A young man wrote today telling me of his coming into full communion with the Church having been raised Catholic but fallen away during university. Now he is back with full joy and appreciation for the truth. He asked about his parents who were previously lukewarm Catholics but now just a theist and the other […]

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(Link fixed) Our Conversion Story in Easy-to-Read Format with Lots of Pictures

April 2, 2020

I can still smell the green vinyl of the used couch in our living room as I knelt with my mom, with my face buried in my hands and my nose pressed into the vinyl. She had decided I was old enough — after all I was four years old. She didn’t want to wait […]

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Filipino Moves through many Religions and Philosophies before Returning Wholeheartedly to the Church

March 12, 2020

This man has run the gauntlet of religions, cults, and philosophies in search of the truth. It is always painful, but the end result is always joy and reassurance. Hopefully, stories like this will keep others from wandering away and suffering the pain that Duane Catujano experienced. ********************************************* Did I become a die-hard Catholic because […]

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White Bread and Shot Glass of Grape Juice: But Now I am Home!

February 20, 2020

Revet Elizabeth wrote: I grew up Catholic, left off practice of my faith, then wandered around several churches before coming back.  It just seemed like the preaching I was hearing treated the Bible like Ann Landers, and people wanted to be soothed rather than challenged.  There would be preaching and singing but no Eucharist.  It’s […]

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Conversion Stories Galore!

January 13, 2020

Many people don’t realize that we have a Conversion Story page on our website with hundreds of stories. There are wonderful, emotional, educational and exciting stories of Catholic converts from all walks of life and all types of religions. Some are long and some are short, but they are all interesting with their own story […]

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Queen of England’s Former Chaplain Converts to Catholicism

December 21, 2019

UPDATE: Queen’s chaplain speaks out on his conversion mentioning political correctness, relativism and the meaning of truth. Good read. https://specialenglish.tumblr.com/post/189766765858/former-queens-chaplain-to-become-catholic

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In 60 Seconds or Less; Why Do We Need A Church?

December 7, 2019

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The Tisor’s Come Home – Nice Conversion Story

November 24, 2019

Intro: Kim Tisor was reared in a Christian home that emphasized weekly attendance at their Southern Baptist Church. She remained a Baptist well into adulthood and was content to be one, until radio airwaves carrying Catholic teaching reached this Christian, music-playing DJ’s ears. It placed her on a journey of discovery that would ultimately lead […]

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New Convert Holds His Ground with a Street Preacher

November 17, 2019

I was so delighted to receive this e-mail that I had to reshare it with everyone! Darrell should be a model for all of us!! Hi Steve, Just had to share this…I was visiting San Antonio this weekend and as I walked around the riverwalk section of town, a gentleman approached me with a gospel tract. […]

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From Fundamentalist Baptist to Catholic – Steve Wilson’s Story

November 12, 2019

Archbishop Fulton Sheen once wrote: “There are not over a hundred people in the United State who hate the Roman Catholic Church; there are millions, however, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church.” I was one of those who hated because of what I wrongly believed about the Catholic Church.  The […]

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Michael Hager’s Conversion Story

October 23, 2019

Here is a conversion story you will probably both enjoy. You can also visit Michael’s apologetics website at TheBibleCatholic.com. His whole conversion story is here. The Beginning: I was born to, and raised in, a protestant family. My mother was a Southern Baptist, my father a Presbyterian. We mostly attended the Presbyterian Church, but I suspect […]

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“Dear Mr. Bible Guy, Thanks for Confronting my Son…”

October 15, 2019

Posted in National Catholic Register: Dear Mr. Bible Guy Who Tried to Convert My Son and His Friends: These kids don’t just know the Bible, the Catechism, and Church history. They know how to think. Excellent article written by Jennifer Fitz Dear Christian Bible Guy, I want to thank you for coming up to my son and […]

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