converts Archives - Crux



  • As a Church, we should value new and existing members

    As a Church, we should value new and existing members

    Famous convert G.K. Chesterton once said the genius of the Church is that it doesn’t compromise, but embraces the extremes. His words should be remembered when we talk about converts to Catholicism, and the gifts they bring; which are often different than the gifts of cradle Catholics.

    READ MORE
  • Catholic wisdom isn’t about a date on a baptismal certificate

    Catholic wisdom isn’t about a date on a baptismal certificate

    David Mills recently suggested that converts to Catholicism should “stop talking so much.” Does he really mean that to apply to figures such as Augustine, Newman, Whittaker Chambers, Malcolm Muggeridge, Walker Percy and Elizabeth Fox-Genvese? The bottom line is that Catholic wisdom doesn’t correlate with the date on one’s baptismal certificate.

    READ MORE
  • Newcomers to the Church should speak less, listen more

    Newcomers to the Church should speak less, listen more

    David Mills, who entered the Church over 15 years ago, says a convert may know many of the Catholic details. He may be full of book-learning. But of the real Catholic mind or imagination — the Catholic paradigm, the way Catholics see the world — he knows little. The new Catholic must work for many years to get that, and never will get it fully.

    READ MORE

Most Read

Latest Stories