"The Christianity of history is not Protestantism. If ever there were a safe truth it is this, and Protestantism has ever felt it so; to be deep in history is to cease to be a Protestant." (-John Henry Newman, An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine).

"Where the bishop is, there let the people gather; just as where ever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church". -St. Ignatius of Antioch (ca 110 AD)a martyr later thrown to the lions, wrote to a church in Asia Minor. Antioch was also where the term "Christian" was first used.

“But if I should be delayed, you should know how to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of truth.” 1 Timothy 3:15

"This is the sole Church of Christ, which in the Creed we profess to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic." -CCC 811

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

"Everyone Is Catholic—They Just Have Not Realized It Yet"

Reader Stories: Why I Converted to Catholicism
From graywlf10, About.com

What I Was Before I Became a Catholic I was a Methodist all my life, however, I always felt something was missing.

Why I Converted to Catholicism I married my husband, who is Catholic. Even though our son was baptized in the Methodist Church we sent him to Catholic school, and he went through First Communion through the Catholic Church. After this my curiosity about the Catholic Faith became stronger, and I entered the RCIA class and became Catholic at the Easter Vigil in 2001. My husband and I had our marriage blessed in the Church that same night. I knew that I had finally come home to the true Church and have been blessed beyond measure ever since.

How I Converted to Catholicism I have a wonderful daughter-in-law (now, not then) and my best friend who were there for me every step of the way. We were taught through the Catechism but I found true meaning to the Faith through the Bible. It is amazing to me how true the Bible is in terms of the Catholic Faith. I truly believe that everyone is Catholic—they just have not realized it yet.


  • Anyone who wants to come into the Catholic Faith should have a sound spiritual advisor. 
  • It is hard to take in everything at once, so don't try. It will come to you. 
  • Don't be afraid: The Holy Spirit will guide you if you have a open heart. 
  • Love everyone, like Christ asks us to. 
  • Let go of all your preconceived notions of the Church, because they are usually wrong. 
  • Let go and let God!

Scott P. Richert, Catholicism Guide, says:
Many people convert to Catholicism when they marry a Catholic, but this story is particularly inspiring because the reader says that she found in the Catholic Church what she had been lacking. While Catholicism is often portrayed by non-Catholics as counter to the Bible, the reader found support for the Catholic Faith in Scripture—something that Catholics know is not surprising.

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