Kirsten Powers: Catholic

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And when Jesus passed on from hence, he saw a man sitting in the custom house, named Matthew; and he saith to him: Follow me. And he rose up and followed him.

Matthew 9:9

My favorite liberal, Kirsten Powers, has joined the Church.

 

Powers, who grew up in the Episcopal Church, became an evangelical about 9 years ago, after attending Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York. Listening to Tim Keller preach opened the door for her to believe in God.

“I came to realize that even if Christianity wasn’t the real thing, neither was atheism,” she wrote in a 2013 testimony for CT. “I began to read the Bible. My boyfriend would pray with me for God to reveal himself to me.”

For a while, Powers felt no connection to God. That changed during an overseas trip, where Powers said Jesus spoke to her. Eventually she joined a Bible study, an experience that changed her life.

“I’ll never forget standing outside that apartment on the Upper East Side and saying to myself, ‘It’s true. It’s completely true,’” she wrote it 2013. “The world looked entirely different, like a veil had been lifted off it. I had not an iota of doubt. I was filled with indescribable joy.”

Powers gave few details about her decision to become Catholic. She did thank Father Jonathan Morris, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in the Bronx, on Twitter.

 

 

Go here to read the rest.  Go here to read posts that explain why I call her my favorite liberal.  Welcome to the Faith Kirsten!

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17 Comments

  1. Father Morris often appears on FOXNEWS morning TV, Fox and Friends filmed in NYC. I like him. Ms. Powers seems a lovely young woman.
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    Also often seen on that news show is Peter Johnson who is a/the leading partner in a law firm with my wife’s brother-in-law.
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    I’m wracking my brain. I do not have a “favorite liberal.” Because like Rush Limbaugh recently quipped, “There are two kinds of liberals: those that hate America, our way of life, and the uses we make of our liberty; and those that really, really hate . . . “

  2. She is the liberal who used her nationally syndicated column to speak about the murderer Gosnell when no one else would, and used iy to condemn the mainstream media who wouldn’t talk about him. And then she began to be even more outspokenly pro life. Recently she wrote a book about how political correctness from the left is killing free speech and freedom of religion.

    All of that came after her conversion to Christ. Those stories of her conversion are beautiful, and hearing her talk about her friendship with Eric Metaxas is beautiful too.

    So wonderful that she is part of our Body! Prayers for her.
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  3. Great news about Kristen. Watching her over the years on Fox we could see her ‘slouching towards Bethlehem’ as Joan Didion has it. Now that she has arrived life will get more difficult and complex especially with her Democrat “friends”. Kirsten has the ability to do much good in this world. Let us pray she succeeds in a big way–maybe even becoming a saint.

  4. We are all works in progress, according to St Paul

    “And I am sure that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6) and again, “For God is at work in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure” (Phil. 2:13).
    He also says (a favourite theme of his) “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and this is not your own doing, it is the gift of God” (Eph. 2:8) and “Continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who is producing in you both the desire and the ability to do what pleases him” (Phil 2:12-13)
    This last always calls to my mind two verses of Ezekiel:
    “Make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit!” (Ez 18:31)
    “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you” (Ez 36:26)

  5. Great News Indeed. That we are all works in progress is something to which a septuagenarian can attest. Becoming a saint is something toward which we all must aspire. The only real failure in life is not to become a saint. Kirsten Powers is prepositioned to do much good with her conversion. We see the Holy Spirit in action.

  6. Hmmmm. I do recall after the flap over free contraceptives a few years ago Ms Powers was so disgusted at the Catholic Church’s teaching on that. Paraphrasing, “What a lot of old fogies; they’d better come around on this issue.” So, I am wondering if she is cafeteria-style or orthodox?

  7. Yes, give Kirsten time to breathe. Our Church is so replete and overflowing with wonders and graces, let her look, and feel, and drink in the proof of our loving God!

  8. Have never understood why someone would want to be a Catholic that does not believe in the eternal teachings of the Church. Powers is an outspoken advocate for same-sex “marriage” and indeed calls it a “civil right”. She also continues to remain in a political party that calls for no restriction on abortion for all nine months. You can’t say “I am personally opposed to abortion but can’t force my beliefs on others. All faithful Catholics have a duty to protect the unborn. For the sake of her eternal soul I hope Kisten Powers will come to this realization very soon.

  9. Who cannot say, ” The sins of my youth and my ignorances do not remember. According to thy mercy remember thou me: for thy goodness’ sake, O Lord.” She will get there, if she has not already.

  10. William P Walsh wrote, “She will get there, if she has not already.”
    We should always remember that conversion is a work of grace. We read: “I will have mercy on whom I will, and I will be merciful to whom it shall please Me” (Exod. 33:19) and, again, “So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that hath mercy.” (Rom 9:16)
    That is why Scripture bids us:
    Turn to the Lord (Hos 14:2)
    Turn back, turn back from your evil ways (Ez 33:11)
    But also:
    Turn us, O God of our salvation (Ps 85:4)
    Turn thou me, and I shall be turned (Jer 31:18)
    Turn you us to you, O LORD, and we shall be turned (Lam 5:21)

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