Another version of my conversion story

Update, Feb 3, 2020: Decided to make this post a bit more presentable since it’s been getting views recently. It looks happier now. I’ve learned a thing or two about posting since 2012. (What’s that, Miss Lucy Dawg? Oh, really? Well, yeah, I guess I still do have to learn a thing or two. Smarty.)


I posted a brief version of my conversion story on the About Me page a while back. But during a conversation here on the blog someone (Hi, Lauretta!) asked me what drew me to Catholicism. I don’t know if she knew what she was letting herself in for, but I wrote a few paragraphs by way of reply and thought I’d share that reply in a post of its own (slightly edited because I can’t ever just copy/paste anything without editing it and because it’s a post now and not a reply). Bear in mind that even though this goes into more detail than the About Me page does, I’m still leaving out a lot. I didn’t go into all the various false paths and blind alleys and dead ends I wandered into along the way before I found Him Who is The Way, the Truth and the Life. So without further ado, here’s the story of my conversion, take two. (Hey, wake up, the post is about to begin!)

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Scott Hahn is coming to Birmingham!

Covenant and Communion: The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI, by Scott HahnAs if getting to participate in the March for Life in Washington DC wasn’t exciting enough, one of my friends called me on Sunday to let me know that Scott Hahn is coming to Birmingham on March 3 at Samford University. (Samford is a Baptist university! How’s that for coolness?). And she already signed me up. She knows what a Hahn fan I am. Reading his books and listening to his talks helped me answer the call to come home to the Catholic Church. When my friend expressed interest in the Church, I recommended Hahn titles to her, gave her some talks to listen to, and the rest was history. She was received this past September. Woohoo! Welcome home, buddy; you know who you are! And thank you for being proactive and getting me registered for the big day! =)