Becoming a Catholic is one of the most profound and joyous experiences of life. Some are blessed enough to receive this great gift while they are still infants, and over the course of time they grow into a recognition of the enormous grace that has been bestowed upon them, of the dignity and wonder of their identity as Catholics. Others come into the Catholic fold while they are older children or adults.
Recently Judge Robert Bork, Sen Sam Brownback, Laura Ingraham, and former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair converted to Catholicism.
Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich became a Catholic during the Easter services in 2009. Speaker Gingrich told a magazine reporter:
“I have become increasingly drawn to Catholicism over the past several years while attending Mass with my wife, Callista. After prayer and reflection, I believe this is where God has led me. I’m looking forward with great joy to being received into full communion with the Catholic Church.”
Anglican Father Taylor Marshall (and his family) became Catholics in 2006 because, in his words,
“I believe with all my heart that the Church is the Body of Christ.”
The stories of others who have made the journey into the Catholic faith may help you understand your experience and answer some of your questions. They share their stories here with you in the hope that God will bless your life as He has blessed their lives.
Aimee Milburn Cooper: Why I Became A Catholic
Father Ernie Davis: Why I Became A Catholic
Deacon Frank Osgood: How and Why I Became A Catholic
Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich: How I became a Catholic
Father Taylor Marshall: My Canterbury Trail to Rome (My Conversion from the Anglican Priesthood to Catholicism)