Yahweh ben Yahweh – … This is a Catholic blog. Sheldon Christopher Smith – former Pentecostal Pastor converted to Orthodox Judaism in 1987. I was speechless during my first TLM, knowing instinctively and immediately that this was the true Catholic liturgy, but I wavered between the “two forms of the same rite” (NOT!!!) What I discovered is that the Holy Spirit gives courage when courage is needed and a home when home is needed more than ever, and that He delights in using our interests and talents (the whole of our biological and metaphysical DNA) to draw us into the Father’s will. What grace! On of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. It takes real courage to be a Protestant minister and address your congregation with the news "I am converting to Catholicism". Forward 15 seconds Nevertheless, it was a mammoth step for a Protestant pastor, all the more so because I’ve never thought of myself as a courageous person. There’s an article exposing the falsehood of “two forms of the same Rite” on Rorate Caeli at the moment, which you might find interesting: https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2020/09/two-forms-of-roman-rite-liturgical-fact.html. he conditionally baptised me and arranged for a bishop to give me confirmation) and I got a proper instruction – lasting a few years – that I would never have had otherwise. Definitely without a doubt the crisis in the Church (modernism, Novus Ordo, corrupt hierarchy, apostasy of the West) was a big reason for me being tempted to lapse. I think they baptise their children in a vain attempt to convince themselves and the public that they are still in some shape or form Christians, when in fact they are clear pagans in the way they live, and in Johnson’s case, legislate. She responded by asking how many times I had taught the Beatitudes. That is very interesting indeed. Gavriel Sanders – former Pentecostal minister and missionary who tried to convert Jews to Christianity, converted to Orthodox Judaism. I was engaged to a Catholic, whereas I had been raised Baptist. The new Mass is valid, and you have to receive Communion that was consecrated in the New Mass. I admit it – it wounds my pride a little. Norma McCorvey teaches us that we need not be defined by our past. I’m a convert and was received into the Church in 1985 at 24 years old. Elizabeth Altham. It is common for Pastors to change denominations within Protestantism and experience very little criticism or a change in financial security. So naturally, I became an atheist. I knew something was wrong about the Church I had just joined, but I just humbly believed what I had read/been told. She said she would explain more in an upcoming video, which she released a few days later. If, once released to participate in our discussions, it becomes evident that you are not a serious participant, you will be blocked without warning. In fact, almost two-thirds of … Seven years ago, I myself was an emotional and excited Protestant convert to Catholicism (though also a revert, as my parents left the Church shortly after my first communion). Just stay where you are. In the 80’s Scott and his wife Kimberly were part of a wave of famous Catholic converts from Protestantism. There is nothing Catholic about it. The reason I decided to put pen to paper is that I’m often asked why a Presbyterian pastor who was reared Baptist, a man whose forebears were Lutheran, Anglican, Presbyterian and Baptist – without a single ancestor clinging to Rome since the Reformation – why I, of all people, should leave what was mine by inheritance and choice to swim the Tiber? Unfortunately I’ve had to return a couple of times for family funerals, but could barely restrain the urge to jump up on my pew and start shouting about the Trojan Horse. I couldn’t believe that there were these beautiful prayers that were NOWHERE to be found in the new Mass. She claimed that the Texas statutes were unconstitutionally vague and that they abridged her right of personal privacy. We became rebels … and so I started to look into the reason why some Catholics didn’t accept V2 and the New Mass. In 1995, a pro-life group moved into the same building as the abortion clinic, leading to a series of encounters between Norma and pro-life activists. Becoming Protestant. Why do Godly Protestant Pastors - including virulent haters of Catholicism - convert to Catholicism? Converting from Protestant to Catholic: 7 Things That Stayed the Same. A Protestant pastor's first rosary Javier Ordovas - published on 11/03/16 After converting to Catholicism and losing his family, he prayed the rosary awkwardly… and it worked a miracle. While producing a number of successful and popular Protestant pastors, SES has also been the site of a mass exodus across the Tiber. He sorted out problems regarding my reception of the sacraments (i.e. As a Protestant convert to Catholicism whose journey culminates a week from today, at the Easter Vigil, I have some experience, oddly enough, in how to become a Catholic. I had already decided that V2 was full of error and that I could never again attend a New Mass. My defences of the new religion were slipping … I didn’t know what to do! But a group of Pentecostals in Arizona are coming “home to Rome” through Constantinople, leaving their Assembly of God church for the Byzantine Catholic Church. Emily Mackey, the 7 year-old daughter of one of the pro-lifers, particularly affected her. I couldn’t believe what I had found. So I sat down and discussed my Baptism with the priest. Apologetics. I dropped out of a Protestant seminary, enrolled in RCIA, and delved deep into the Catechism, Catholic theology, and Catholic literature. After being received into the church, I remember praying with my father in a little room behind the sanctuary that everyone I knew would have what I was experiencing. Rich Pagano, Ryan DellaCrosse, discuss tips for converting to Catholicism, from a former Protestant pastor.. Former Protestant Pastor Keith Nester explains how he converted to the Catholic church. Dr. Scott Hahn is a renown bible scholar, and Catholic convert. I became quickly convinced that Russia had not been consecrated, and that someone in the Vatican lied about the Third Secret. Even in my twenties when I lived in Washington and Paris and Cairo I sought a Protestant church every Sunday to attend, not out of duty, but because I wanted to be there. How Our Lady truly led my all the way from paganism and a life of sin upon sin, to the dignity to form young Catholics and be a member of this great Society of St Pius X. We address these issues and the erroneous thinking which led to his conversion to Catholicism. Finally, everything I had ever read about true Catholicism made sense! In the 1980’s, she became involved in the abortion movement. She is described as a pregnant woman who “wished to terminate her pregnancy by an abortion ‘performed by a competent, licensed physician, under safe, clinical conditions’; that she was unable to get a ‘legal’ abortion in Texas. Rosalind Moss had devoted herself to ministry in Evangelical churches for eighteen years. As a Protestant convert to Catholicism whose journey culminates a week from today, at the Easter Vigil, I have some experience, oddly enough, in how to become a Catholic. Continue to Twelve Reasons a Protestant Pastor Became Catholic: The First Reason. Protestant pastors, evangelists, youth leaders, and lay ministers are acutely aware that conversion experiences in Protestant settings often lead to a Protestant faith and church membership. I could have lapsed but around this time I found out about FSSPX via Catholic Truth. Then a bad experience in a Novus Ordo parish caused me to realise there was a crisis. A conversion or reversion to the Catholic Church is a big deal. If you had an open-minded protestant (not anti-Catholic) willing to read ONE book to convince him or at least give him a start in thinking that the Catholic Church is the True Church which one would you give him? We continued in the indult Mass, until finally, the day came. Norman, rejoice! I want to be clear: For me to do something so against my rearing and profession was not the result of any natural ability or the predilection of my personality. The Novus Ordo has become as repulsive to me as inclusive language. It can’t surely be just a “respectable” excuse for throwing a party – what on earth is in their minds to do that? Your first comment will go to moderation. And the homily blew us away. My instruction by the parish priest and preparation for the sacraments was woefully inadequate although I didn’t realise this at the time. I had been attending the Protestant sect in which I had grown up, but the dark cloud of cultural Marxism had descended on this sect to the point of revulsion (e.g. I found every story really edifying. As a Protestant, I always thought my faith and worship was more akin to the early church than Catholicism. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. If you are not a “traditional” Catholic, or if you are a non-Catholic, you are welcome to participate in our discussions as long as your purpose is to grow in / learn about our Catholic Faith. Christina on April 10, 2019 at 7:05 pm said: I’m 33 min in but I’m in tears and had to share my appreciation that you’ve shared this. The Jewish Encyclopedia gives some statistics on conversion of Jews to Protestantism, to Roman Catholicism, and to Orthodox Christianity (which it calls erroneously Greek Catholicism; Greek or Byzantine Catholics are under the See of Rome, not in the Orthodox Church). CONVERSION by Protestant Pastors converted to Catholicism (Cebuano I began to research, and finally I sat down and read the ordinary of the True Mass. Most married pastors who convert face serious challenges afterwards. We went. I’m delighted that Catholic Truth was able to help you find the SSPX and the Traditional Latin Mass – that’s wonderful. “Let’s make a sacrifice and drive one hour each way to Mass with the SSPX!” “Aren’t they schismatic? Thank you thank you thank you… And God bless you and your family and those who helped you share this story. That’s when everything changed. (From a Protestant).” Then, on Ash Wednesday just a few days ago she announced she was converting to Catholicism! I moved in. I wrote a tale, set in the Middle Ages, of a surprise visit by the pope to a monastery. I am Catholic because I believe in the Real Presence of Jesus in … Like so many others who have trodden the path that leads to Rome by way of that country known as Protestantism, I never imagined I would one day convert to Catholicism.” – Marcus Grodi, former Presbyterian Pastor, President of the CHNetwork. She said she would explain more in an upcoming video, which she released a few days later. Norma McCorvey describes herself as having been relatively ignorant of the facts of her own case, and claims that her attorneys simply used her for their own ends. consuela May 29, 2004, 11:55pm #1. The first things that were given to me by a good friend was a rosary, a little booklet on how to pray it, a Green Scapular and the classic book by Mgr Eugene Boylan called ‘This Tremendous Lover’. I may be behind the times, but I fail to see how a child can be raised a Catholic if his parents are not Catholics and if they are living in a (how can I put it) irregular personal “relationship” situation? Why? I was totally amazed as I read these writings from the first few centuries that, as it turns out, the early church looks a lot like Catholicism! Finally! Archbishop Lefebvre explained the crisis and everything made sense thereafter. Hello Gentlemen, this was a great episode! Shows their evil intent and the extent of their power to silence truth. I joined the NO. In the Baptist world, God made laws just because, and wrote them down in a book so we could know them, but having thrown out all true source of faith and morals, there was no actual reason why God decided; it was arbitrary. I felt sane again! In 1998, she became a Catholic convert and has worked to overturn Roe v. Wade. He taught at a Protestant seminary for a period, and started traveling to preach. He also discusses how Our Lady led him to love faith. Don't make an unnecessary mess of your life. These are all breath-taking conversion stories! I’m not sure ‘conversion’ is quite the correct term, though I understand why it is used, because there was never a time I didn’t love Jesus and find comfort in Him. Supporting Members of the Coming Home Network, 12 Reasons a Protestant Pastor Became Catholic, Bible and the Catechism in a Year Reading Plan, Resources for Non-Catholic Clergy and Ministers, Twelve Reasons a Protestant Pastor Became Catholic: The First Reason, Twelve Reasons a Protestant Pastor Became Catholic. Dr. Hahn, a evangelical pastor, was radically converted to Catholicism and soon after his “conversion story,” recorded onto cassette tapes, started being passed around. 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