Conversion

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Rajesh Mohur pictured with Carlo Acutis on the day of his confirmation.

From Hinduism to Catholicism: How Blessed Carlo Acutis inspired a man to convert

May 27, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The son of a Brahman Hindu priest became a Catholic through young Carlo Acutis’ joyful witness to the Eucharist and... Read more

Russell Brand, Candace Owens, and Shia LeBeouf.

No reason to be cynical about celebrity conversions, Bishop Barron and others say

May 27, 2024

By Martin Barillas

The phenomenon of celebrity conversions to the faith has taken center stage, especially on social media, and they have been... Read more

Orvich said he wanted to share his experience with same sex attraction “so that the Lord might touch hearts and that people repent and try returning to a chaste life."

Redeemed from sexual libertinism, prostitution, and occult, Fran Orvich tells his story

Apr 23, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

For the last five years Fran Orvich, 30, has been living chastely following a conversion process that began after a... Read more

Jean’s journey into the Catholic Church was propelled by an earnest desire to align himself with the apostolic tradition, a lineage he felt was absent in his previous religious experiences.

YouTuber finds faith: from evangelical roots to Catholic conviction

Apr 2, 2024

By AC Wimmer

A YouTuber disillusioned with his experience in an Austrian evangelical Protestant environment has found a spiritual family and home in... Read more

Psychologist and author Dr. Jordan Peterson speaks to EWTN News In Depth's Colm Flynn as Peterson's wife, Tammy, joins the Catholic Church.

As wife joins the Catholic Church, Jordan Peterson says Easter is ‘the core story of humanity’

Apr 1, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

When asked what the cross meant to him, Peterson said “it’s the point where everything comes together.” Read more

Irasema Ángel, 43, describes her past life as "a glass box full of lies," where there was no freedom or full happiness.

She left a wild lifestyle but thanks to the Virgin Mary found true happiness in God

Feb 23, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

After many years of superficiality and sin, Irasema Ángel experienced a conversion and turned her life over to God, crediting... Read more

Caravaggio’s “Conversion on the Way to Damascus,” 1601.

Caravaggio painted two masterpieces of St. Paul’s conversion — why?

Jan 25, 2024

By Daniel Payne

On the feast of the conversion of St. Paul, we look at the mystery behind Caravaggio’s two famous paintings of... Read more

Actor Shia LaBeouf was confirmed on Dec. 31, 2023, by Winona-Rochester, Minnesota, Bishop Robert Barron.

Shia LaBeouf enters Catholic Church, considers vocation to the diaconate

Jan 3, 2024

By Joe Bukuras

Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf was received into the Catholic Church with the sacrament of confirmation by Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron... Read more

Daddy Yankee performs during his concert “La Meta” at Coliseo de Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot on Nove.30, 2023, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hugely successful reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee quits career to ‘live for Christ’

Dec 14, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Daddy Yankee announced Dec. 4 on Instagram that he was ending his 30-year career because he had found a deeper... Read more

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Somalia-born American activist, writer, and politician and is known for her views critical of Islam and supportive of women's rights.

Outspoken atheist Ayaan Hirsi Ali says she is now a Christian

Nov 13, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The prominent critic of Islam said she turned to Christianity in part “because I ultimately found life without any spiritual... Read more

Caleb Perkins, 29, was one of several young men and women from around the world who shared their testimonies in videos played for 800,000 people during the Stations of the Cross with Pope Francis at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, in August.

From anger to joy: Young convert shares story on World Youth Day stage

Nov 12, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

A convert summarizes his journey to finding a home in the Catholic Church after experiencing family issues that spiraled him... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square for his Angelus address on Sept. 24, 2023.

Pope Francis: It’s never ‘too late’ to receive God’s love

Sep 24, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The pope spoke one day after he gave a strong condemnation of euthanasia on his return flight from Marseille, France. Read more

LyLena Estabine, a junior at Harvard University, is in the OCIA program at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and plans to join the Church at the Easter Vigil on April 8, 2023.

Harvard student finds her answers in the Catholic Church

Apr 2, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

LyLena Estabine is one of 32 candidates and catechumens in the OCIA program at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Cambridge,... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 26, 2021.

Pope Francis: It’s never too late to begin again

Dec 4, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Let us not let this Advent go by like days on the calendar, because this is a moment of grace,”... Read more

Longtime Channel 4 (WDIV-TV in Detroit) personality Chuck Gaidica speaks Oct. 27, 2022, at St. Stephen Church, part of Holy Trinity Parish in Port Huron, Michigan, about his recent reconversion to the Catholic faith of his youth. Gaidica, who spent many years as a nondenominational pastor in Detroit after his news days, said he was urged to return to the Church eight years ago by a woman at St. Stephen.

Detroit TV personality Chuck Gaidica’s ‘breaking news’: he’s returned to the Church

Nov 17, 2022

By Daniel Meloy

Chuck Gaidica has been in the TV business for more than 40 years, telling the stories of Detroiters as a... Read more

University of Notre Dame Head Football Coach Marcus Freeman

Update: Notre Dame football coach calls conversion to Catholic faith ‘a personal decision’

Sep 16, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell, Jonathan Liedl

Head football coach Marcus Freeman told members of the press Sept. 15 that he had tried to keep his recent... Read more

Shia LaBeouf arrives for the Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 3, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.

Shia LaBeouf embraces the Catholic faith: Here's what we know

Aug 27, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

To better understand the steps necessary to enter the Catholic Church and the actor's spiritual journey, CNA spoke to a... Read more

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Online conference to examine ‘proclamation of the kingdom’

Aug 13, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

“The Proclamation of the Kingdom” is an online conference being held later this month to discuss evangelization and the great... Read more

Recent convert Steve Dow and his wife, Amanda, pose for a photo with Deacon M.J. Kersenbrock, left, and Father Bernard Starman after the Easter Vigil April 16, 2022 at St. Patrick Church in O’Neill, Nebraska.

Former Protestant minister embraces the truth of the Catholic Church

May 7, 2022

By Mike May

What would drive a Protestant minister to give up his ministry, to wander in spiritual darkness for a time and... Read more

European Court of Human Rights.

European court sides with Pakistani Christian convert

Apr 29, 2022

By CNA Staff

The court said the asylum applicant’s explusion to Pakistan would violate his human rights. Read more