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The Petiprin family with Fr. John Hammond. Courtesy photo.

How this Episcopalian’s own book convinced him to become Catholic

Jan 3, 2019

By Perry West

An Episcopalian priest set out to write a book on finding and understanding the Gospel’s truth. Now, after he and... Read more

Father Juan de Cáceres (right) during his priestly ordination.

From bartender to priest: 'God is very insistent!'

Dec 17, 2018

How do you go from being a bartender who has not attended Mass for 15 years to becoming a priest?  Read more

Pope Francis makes the Sign of the Cross April 18, 2018.

Pope Francis: Advent demands conversion, recognizing our mistakes

Dec 9, 2018

By Courtney Mares

“To prepare the way for the Lord who comes, it is necessary to take into account the demands of conversion,”... Read more

Princess Alexandra of Hanover at the Rose Ball 2018 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, March 24, 2018.

Monegasque princess removed from British line of succession for becoming Catholic

Oct 1, 2018

Princess Alexandra of Hanover, a member of the royal family of Monaco, has reportedly been removed from her distant place... Read more

Pope Francis receives absolution during a penitential celebration at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

Pope to theologians: Spiritual conversion should precede pastoral solutions

Jul 27, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On moral, theological issues, conversion of heart – in Greek, metanoia – should take place before the development of pastoral... Read more

Pope Francis prays in Krakow Poland on July 27, 2016.

Pope on first Sunday of Lent: Now is the time for conversion

Feb 18, 2018

Lent is a time to face our temptations and be converted by the Gospel, Pope Francis said in his Angelus... Read more

For former abortion workers, kindness changes hearts

Jan 19, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Myra Neyer used to work a medical assistant at Planned Parenthood Baltimore. Today, she has left the abortion industry and... Read more

Priest collar.

Arlington priest reveals former KKK membership, takes voluntary leave of absence

Aug 22, 2017

An Arlington priest revealed Monday that he was a former member of the Ku Klux Klan before converting while in... Read more

Jubilee audience in St. Peter's Square with Pope Francis on Nov. 12, 2016.

Conversion is a journey of action, Pope says

Mar 14, 2017

Pope Francis urged Catholics in Tuesday’s homily not only to avoid evil, but to pursue good in concrete actions, likening... Read more

Pope Francis embraces Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan, President of the Lutheran World Federation-during a joint prayer service at the cathedral in Lund Oct. 31, 2016.

Conversion is a prerequisite to ecumenism, Pope Francis says

Jan 19, 2017

By Elise Harris

For Pope Francis, personal conversion is pretty much the key to the Church’s success in all of her activities, from... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's square for the general audience Sept. 21, 2016.

Pope Francis' reform plan can be boiled down to this one thing

Dec 24, 2016

By Elise Harris

If there's anything Pope Francis' recent 12-point plan for the reform of the Roman Curia shows, it's that while his... Read more

How a sketchbook led one Chinese woman to the Catholic faith

Yan Xu is an artist from the central China city of Wuhan. What she drew one day would change her... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square for a Jubilee audience on November 12, 2016.

Prepare for Christmas by conversion, Pope tells Advent Angelus crowd

Dec 4, 2016

The proclamation of John the Baptist to “Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand” is a joyful one... Read more

Pope Francis at the Jubilee Audience in St. Peter's Square on April 9, 2016.

In service, conversion of heart is the first step, says Pope Francis

Oct 10, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

In this transitory and often difficult life, it is necessary to have Christ as the center of everything you do,... Read more

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square for the Jubilee of Mercy audience, June 18, 2016.

Pope: Authentic conversion only comes from Christ

Jun 18, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Recognizing the needs of others is a sign of genuine conversion, which only happens when the heart is ready to... Read more

Abby Johnson.

No one is beyond conversion, Abby Johnson tells Georgetown students

Apr 21, 2016

By Matt Hadro

No matter how deeply someone may be entrenched in the culture of death, they are never beyond the loving reach... Read more

Caravaggio's "Conversion on the Way to Damascus", 1601.

Pope: Humiliations can 'open the heart', as they did for Saint Paul

Apr 15, 2016

Pope Francis on Friday encouraged Christians to embrace the humiliations that God allows in our lives to draw us closer... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square on June 15, 2015 before the Angelus.

Pope Francis: It's never too late for conversion

Feb 28, 2016

By Ann Schneible

God's patience towards sinners is without limit, yet the time for conversion is now, Pope Francis said during his Sunday... Read more

Priest: Pray for jihadists' conversion – one of them could be a future St. Paul

Jan 23, 2016

French spiritual writer Father Jacques Philippe says there is only one thing that can end violence.  Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at the chapel of Santa Marta house in the Vatican, Jan. 12, 2016.

Even the saints had sin in their past, Pope Francis recalls

Jan 19, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Even great saints had at times succumbed to sin, Pope Francis said Tuesday during his Mass at the chapel of... Read more