Posts Tagged ‘ Conversion ’

Loyalties to Our People: A Reply to D. Stephen Long

Aug 2nd, 2014 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

In 2005, D. Stephen Long, professor of Systematic Theology at Marquette University, wrote an article titled “In need of a pope?,” in which he considered reasons why Protestantism might need a pope. Subsequently he was asked repeatedly why he did not become Catholic. So last week he wrote an article in The Christian Century titled […]



Peter Leithart’s “The Tragedy of Conversion” to Catholicism or Orthodoxy

Oct 18th, 2013 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

Peter Leithart recently wrote an article in First Things titled “The Tragedy of Conversion,” in which he laments the conversion of Protestants to Catholicism and Orthodoxy as tragic. Orthodox subdeacon Gabe Martini, whose work is well worth reading, replied here, and Orthodox writer Robert Arakaki replied to Leithart here. So I’m a bit late. But […]



I Fought the Church, and the Church Won

Sep 23rd, 2012 | By Jason Stellman | Category: Featured Articles

This is a guest post by Jason Stellman. Jason was born and raised in Orange County, CA, and served as a missionary with Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa in Uganda (’91-’92) and in Hungary (’94-’00). After becoming Reformed and being subsequently “dismissed” from ministry with Calvary, he went to Westminster Seminary California where he received […]



PBS: Episcopal-to-Catholic Converts

Aug 9th, 2012 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Unity in the News

Watch Episcopal-to-Catholic Converts on PBS.



Bible-Reading Catholics

May 9th, 2012 | By Tom Riello | Category: Blog Posts

A number of people are understandably concerned that becoming Catholic means neglecting the Bible, with many being taught by their Pastors or teachers that the Catholic Church either forbids the reading of the Bible or, at the very least, does not encourage it. Many former Catholics, due either to poor formation or indifference, often perpetuate […]



An OPC Pastor Enters the Catholic Church

Feb 7th, 2012 | By Deacon Jason Stewart | Category: Featured Articles

Please welcome our first of two newly added authors at Called To Communion, Jason Stewart. Jason was an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) before he and his wife Cindy entered into full communion with the Catholic Church in January of 2011. He earned his Master of Divinity from Mid-America Reformed Seminary (Dyer, […]



Lawrence Feingold on Sufficient and Efficacious Grace

Dec 10th, 2011 | By Bryan Cross | Category: Blog Posts

On November 30, Professor Lawrence Feingold of Ave Maria University’s Institute for Pastoral Theology and author of The Natural Desire to See God According to St. Thomas and his Interpreters and the three volume series The Mystery of Israel and the Church gave a lecture titled “Sufficient and Efficacious Grace” to the Association of Hebrew […]



Moving from a Reformed Congregation to a Catholic Parish

Nov 30th, 2011 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

Stories of conversion from the Reformed faith to the Catholic Church abound. When I was Reformed, and was contemplating the claims of the Catholic Church, I read many conversion stories. I searched them and I probed them, looking for that nugget by which I could understand why the particular story’s author had gone off the […]



Episode 16 – Stephen Beck’s Conversion Story

Aug 2nd, 2011 | By Jeremy Tate | Category: Blog Posts, Podcast

Stephen Beck Stephen Beck was raised Evangelical, but read his way into the Reformed world. He became a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and then the Presbyterian Church in America. Stephen and his family were received into the Catholic Church on the Easter Vigil of 2011 at St. Andrew’s by the Bay Catholic Church […]



Episode 15 – The Conversion of Annie Witz (OPC)

Nov 24th, 2010 | By Tom Riello | Category: Podcast

In this episode, Tom Riello, former PCA minister, interviews Annie Witz, a convert from the OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church).  Annie’s father is an elder in the OPC church and serves on the board of Westminster Seminary California.   Annie shares her personal conversion story from being a devout OPC member to a Catholic in the […]