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Reading Half of a Book: "Conversions"

I admit immediately that I read half of this book (Conversions: Two Family Stories from the Reformation and Modern America); the half I was interested in. I had purchased this book a few years ago and was always more interested in the Reformation...

Chesterton to the Neophytes

In the diocese of Wichita, Kansas last night, perhaps 327 adults joined the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. At least that's how many Candidates (who had already been baptized) and Catechumens or Elect (who have never been baptized) participated in...

Christmas and Easter Meet in Dickens' "A Christmas Carol"

John M. Grondelski writes some "Catholic Thoughts on A Christmas Carol" for Crisis Magazine, highlighting the religious lessons to be learned from Dickens' classic Christmas ghost story: Justice and Mercy Meet. Marley suffers because of the man he made...

Converting A Drum & Nipple Percussion Firearm To Flintlock.

The process of converting a drum & nipple percussion lock firearm to flintlock is very simple. First you remove the percussion lock. Next you remove the barrel. Now you unscrew the drum & nipple from the barrel turning it anti-clockwise.Next screw...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Nov 2015

St. Philip Howard, Martyr in Chains

The story of St. Philip Howard exemplifies both conversion and martyrdom, as this site demonstrates: Queen Elizabeth I became aware of the change in Philip, particularly noting his reconciliation with Anne, so when Anne was reported to her as a recusant...

Religion and Secularism in England

One of my favorite authors, Father Aidan Nichols OP, writes about secularism and religion in England for the Imaginative Conservative: he outlines two possible ways to deal with the diversity of religion and secularism (separate "public spaces" and assimilation)...

YET Another Martyrdom in July: Blessed George Swallowell, Layman

Today's late July martyr is connected to St. John Boste and Blessed John Ingram from just a couple of days ago: Blessed George Swallowell was executed on July 26, 1594 in Darlington. He was a layman and former Anglican minister and was condemned to death...

Coming Home Network Newsletter

What a thrill to open my monthly copy of The Coming Home Network Newsletter and see that Supremacy and Survival: How Catholics Endured the English Reformation is offered as a premium for a donation. I presume The Coming Home Network (CHN) chose my book...

Chesterton on Scrooge's Conversion--and Ours

As Chesterton points out, A Christmas Carol is a conversion story. The first ghost, Jacob Marley, comes to save Ebenezer Scrooge from a fate like his, loaded in chains, unable to do what he should have done while alive:Scrooge fell upon his knees, and...

Father and Son: the Wattson's

The father of the founder of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, whose cause for canonization has begun, was an Anglo-Catholic Tractarian, according to this article:Grace works in strange ways. The path to sainthood of Fr. Paul Wattson, whose cause...

Theatres of Conversion workshop: Early Modern Cities, Courts, and Playhouses

Toronto: 24-25 October, 2014Deadline for application: 1 August 2014The Theatres of Conversion workshop, co-hosted by the Early Modern Conversions Project and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies (CRRS) at Victoria University in the University...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 24 Oct 2014

The Married Martyr: St. Philip Howard

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops features St. Philip Howard on their website about marriage, citing his conversion and return to his wife as crucial:In 1970, St. Philip Howard was named by Pope Paul VI one of the “Forty Martyrs of Wales...

October 8, 1845, A Rainy Night in Littlemore

Blessed John Henry Newman wrote many letters on October 8, 1845, preparing them to post AFTER he had met with Father Dominic Barberi, Passionist for the purposes of becoming a Catholic.Some were to people who would be happy at the news--some definitely...

A Reminder and A Preview

Just a reminder that my series on Blessed John Henry Newman begins tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, Kansas. I'll be talking about Newman and Conversion:What is conversion?Newman's Conversion(s)Newman and His Converts: advice...

Next Week at Wichita's Spiritual Life Center

Just a reminder that I'll be presenting the first of two topics on Blessed John Henry Newman next Tuesday evening at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, Kansas. On Tuesday, October 7, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., I'll be discussing "Newman and Conversion".While...

Next Month, at Wichita's Spiritual Life Center

I'll be presenting a two part series on Blessed John Henry Newman on Conversion and Conscience:This two part series on Blessed John Henry Newman will focus on two of his greatest contributions to modern Catholicism: his teaching and example of conversion...

Book Review: Father Ray Ryland's Memoir

Father Ray Ryland died on March 20th this year after a fall on the steps on his way to Perpetual Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament. The Coming Home network honored him, their chaplain, in their June newsletter and offered his memoir as a premium...

Narrative Conversions: a Workshop

On 2nd and 3rd June, we will be hosting a workshop on the theme of Narrative Conversions, organised in collaboration with the Early Modern Conversions project. We’ll be led in conversation by Warren Boutcher, Reader in Renaissance Studies at Queen...

Calendar and conversion

The debate between the Uniates, Orthodox Christians and Catholics over the superiority of the Gregorian calendar is quite well documented by a series of prints from the 1640’s. One of the authors and adversaries in this exchange of vernacular pamphlets,...
From: Chronologia Universalis on 6 Mar 2014

This Week's Reading Assignment

  I'm almost to Italy in this book by Jo Anne Cammarata Sylva from Newman House Press--by that I mean that John Henry Newman is discussing that essential Mediterranean journey with Richard Hurrell Froude. Of course, Italy, including his...

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