Pope Francis, Christ and Conversion

  Gillea Allison is a rarity, someone who has rejoined the Catholic Church due to Pope Francis.  She writes at Vox about her politics and her path back to Catholicism of a sort:   For me, finding truth elsewhere meant

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First New England Nun

    When Ethan Allen seized Fort Ticonderoga from the British in 1775, he did so in the name of the Great Jehovah and the Continental Congress.  That Allen believed in God no one could doubt.  That he did not

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Michael Coren: Why Catholics Are Right

The things you find on the internet.  Michael Coren is a figure in Canadian journalism and television.  The best way to tag him is as a political journalist and humorist.  Above all, he is a Catholic.  He converted in 2004,

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William S. Rosecrans: Crusader for the Union

  Outside of his family, General William S. Rosecrans had three great passions in his life:  His religion, Roman Catholicism, to which he had converted as a cadet at West Point, the Army and the Union.  In the Civil War

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John Wayne-Cardiac Catholic

(John Wayne died 33 years ago this week.  It is amazing to me that a third of a century has passed since that sad day when I heard that he had passed.  In his memory I am reposting this post

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Catholic Converts

As a cradle Catholic I have always stood somewhat in awe of converts.  I was born into the Faith.  For me, I could no more cease to be Catholic than I could cease to be a male.  It is an

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Bipartisan Hope

Bob Hope was a Republican, but, above all, he was a comedian, and he never let politics stand in the way of a good punch line.  A death bed Catholic convert like John Wayne, he will be the subject of

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