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Post  Mata Hari on Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:46 pm

Here is an interesting article about the author and Australian Catholic convert Rob Stove.

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When the possibility of converting to Catholicism became a real one, it was the immensity of the whole package that daunted me, rather than specific teachings. I therefore spent little time agonizing over the Assumption of Mary, justification by works as well as faith, the reverencing of statues, and other such concepts that traditionally irk the non-Catholic mind.

Rather, such anguish as I felt came from entirely the other direction. However dimly and inadequately, I had learnt enough Catholic history and Catholic dogma to know that either Catholicism was the greatest racket in human history, or it was what it said itself that it was. Such studying burned the phrase "By what authority?" into my mind like acid. If the papacy was just an imposture, or an exercise in power mania, then how was doctrine to be transmitted from generation to generation? If the whole Catholic enchilada was a swindle, then why should its enemies have bestirred themselves to hate it so much? Why do they do so still?

Because I really did not spy, it is terrible that I cannot defend myself.
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Post  May on Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:57 pm

Lila Rose, a young pro-life activist, whom I admire in spite of some qualms about some of her methods, discusses her journey of faith.

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Post  Elena on Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:58 pm

Excellent! Thanks!! Very Happy

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