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Photo of a portrait of Mary Seacole (c.1869), by Albert Charles Challen (original held by the National Portrait Gallery in London.) Public domain.

‘It meant a great deal to her’: the Catholic faith of the woman voted ‘greatest Black Briton’

Jul 8, 2020

She was voted the “greatest Black Briton.” A statue of her stands opposite the Houses of Parliament. Her heroic life... Read more

Elise Amez-Droz (right), after her confirmation at the 2019 Easter Vigil, stands with friend Lauretta Brown. Courtesy photo.

'The Eucharist is only in this Church'- How one 2019 convert found, and embraced, the Catholic Church

Apr 11, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

Elise Amez-Droz’s journey to the Catholic Church began in a place well known for religious fervor, but not exactly known... Read more

The confirmation of Ellen Rogers at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City. Courtesy photo.

Pray-At-Home: How two women were confirmed hours before NYC shut down

Apr 8, 2020

By Christine Rousselle

How two women were confirmed as the coronavirus pandemic took hold in New York City.  Read more

St. Melany Ruthenian Catholic Church, in Tucson, Arizona. Courtesy photo.

How this convert 'fell in love with Jesus' through the Byzantine Catholic Church

Oct 1, 2019

By Perry West

The scandals, she said, are opportunities to pray for Church leaders who have “fallen away, because there's so much responsibility... Read more

What’s going to bring the ‘nones’ back to the Church?

Jun 14, 2019

By Matt Hadro

As the U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore this week, primarily to vote on proposals to respond to the clergy abuse... Read more

Deacon Drake McCalister, his family, and Bishop Jeffrey Montforton. Courtesy photo.

Deacon Drake: From Pentecostal preacher to Catholic priest

May 14, 2019

By Mary Farrow

Deacon Drake McCalister is many things that most men about to become Catholic priests are not.  Read more

Fr. Donald Calloway. Screenshot.

He was a runner for the Japanese mafia. Now he's a Catholic priest.

Dec 22, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Fr. Donald Calloway could give St. Augustine a run for his money, in terms of dramatic conversion stories.    Read more

Arne and Barbara Sahlstrom.

These converts met the Church through EWTN in the Middle East

Sep 15, 2016

Arne and Barbara Sahlstrom are a Swedish married couple, both brought up as Lutherans, though they were not practicing.  Read more

Clarence Gilyard (top left) as deputy James Trivette on 'Walker, Texas Ranger.'

The little-known Catholicism of a 'Walker, Texas Ranger' star

Aug 10, 2016

By Elise Harris

Clarence Gilyard is the seasoned Hollywood actor who kicked major bad-guy posterior as Chuck Norris' gun-slinging, karate-kicking deputy James Trivette... Read more

Pope Francis gives a book of the Gospels to a catechumen Nov. 23, 2013.

Pope welcomes those seeking entrance to Catholic Church

Nov 23, 2013

Pope Francis stood at the door of St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday afternoon, prepared to celebrate the entrance of over... Read more

Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation, in the VPO Feb. 5, 2013.

New Catholics remind us to take faith seriously, archbishop notes

Nov 22, 2013

Reflecting on the end of the Year of Faith, a Vatican official says the witness of those joining the Church... Read more

Judge Robert Bork. Courtesy Hudson Institute.

Catholic convert and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork remembered

Dec 20, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Judge Robert H. Bork, a Catholic convert whose defeated Supreme Court nomination helped ensure the continued dominance of legal abortion... Read more

Fr. Matthew Muñoz

My 'granddaddy' John Wayne, actor and Catholic convert

Oct 1, 2011

John Wayne for many was a Hollywood legend who symbolized true masculinity and American values. To Fr. Matthew Muñoz, though,... Read more