Tag Archives: conversions
AsiaNews: ”I will not change my Christian faith, for any reason. My Buddhist friends are not happy for me to convert, but everyone has the right and the freedom to live as he wants,” said Buddhika Nuwan Kumara, 24, a former Buddhist, who spoke to AsiaNewsabout his decision to convert and embrace Christianity. Read more here.
AsiaNews: With the baptism of dozens of catechumens, who have made their entry into the Church on the eve of Sunday celebrations, the small Catholic community of Mongolia celebrated Easter. This year’s anniversary coincided with “ecological Sunday” that bans cars and motorcycles to combat pollution. Events were organized to promote the use of bicycles, which resulted in many cyclists invading the streets of the capital Ulaanbaatar … More →
Jennifer Berry Hawes of The Post and Courier: In the 1990s, [Dan Lord] and an Alabama High School buddy formed Pain, a quirky punk rock band that became known for its upbeat lyrics and melodies, including a horn section, and Lord’s semi-hyperactive antics. Lord was the lead singer and songwriter and, to hear him tell it today, ego-in-chief. “It was fun,” recalls Lord, now a … More →
Roman Gonzalez, of B.C. Catholic, has an inspiring account of a phenomenal conversion. After years of a life of hedonism and drug addiction, [Father Taras Kraychuk] returned to the faith and for about a dozen years now he has been serving as a hieromonk (pastor-monk) in the Ukrainian Catholic Church. Read more here.
Vatican Insider: Strange things are going on in the Indian diocese of Itangar and Mgr. John Kattrukudiyl spoke about them during a visit to Germany for the periodic meeting organised by Aid to the Church in Need, the international organisation that deals with churches and Christians in countries where they face the greatest difficulties. Full report is here.
AsiaNews: Sister Augustine, a nun at the Ave Maria Convent of the Good Shepherd Sisters in Nayakakanda, teaches catechism. In the first year and half of teaching, she brought 66 people to baptism. Currently, she is helping an additional six, drawn to conversion by love or hardships. Irrespective of their reason, if they “are here, it is because the Lord wants” it. Read more here.
By posting this news item I will probably get a few critical comments, especially with the CNA link and the use of the term “full communion” for the conversion of baptized Protestants. So, let me state simply that I do not believe that there is any such thing as “partial” communion with the Catholic Church for validly baptized heretics. I am sure that everyone reading … More →
AsiaNews: This Easter, 3,500 adult catechumens in the Hong Kong diocese will receive the Sacrament of Christian Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion) at various parishes at the Holy Saturday Vigil today, April 7. Read more here.
Christian Tappe, Crisis Magazine: The world is spiraling out of control. It has been, in fact, since its pinnacle eight hundred years ago, but today it seems that any minute now, we’ll hurtle off kilter. The HHS Mandate threatens the religious freedom of all people, not just Catholics. Abortion is rampant. Gay marriage was just approved in Maryland (the eighth state to approve it so … More →
Catholic Culture: A northeastern Chinese diocese reports that 243 adults received the sacraments of Christian initiation in its cathedral on May 28. The average age of the converts is 32. The conversions in the Diocese of Tianjin followed an online evangelization campaign, according to the Fides news agency. Link to Fides news article here.