Newt Gingrich on his conversion to Catholicism
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5:35 pm April 5, 2009, by Jim Galloway

Congressional Quarterly has posted a transcript of “Fox News Sunday,” including this exchange between Chris Wallace and Newt Gingrich about the former House speaker’s conversion to Catholicism:
Quote:WALLACE: Mr. Gingrich, you have been a Baptist most of your life, and last Sunday you converted to Catholicism. Why, sir?
GINGRICH: I’m not talking about this much publicly, but let me just say that I found over the course of the last decade, attending the basilica, meeting with Monsignor Rossi, reading the literature, that there was a peace in my soul and a sense of well being in the Catholic Church, and I found the mass of conversion last Sunday one of the most powerful moments of my life.
WALLACE: You have — it’s no secret — been married and divorced twice. Will you be able to participate fully in communion and all the other rites of the Catholic Church?
GINGRICH: Yes, we have done everything within the law of the church, following all of the rules of the church over the last 10 years. And it’s been a process. It’s been a very long process and something which was deeply affected, in part, by Pope Benedict XVI’s visit and the opportunity I had to sit in — as you know, my wife, Calista, sings at the basilica every Sunday, and I was allowed as a spouse to be there as part of the vespers program when the pope came. It’s been a long process.
WALLACE: And if I might ask, just briefly, what is it about the pope’s visit that led to this?
GINGRICH: I really believe, first of all, seeing the joy in his eyes, listening to his message, and I really believe that his basic statement, Christ our hope, is right. And I think much of what’s wrong with our country and with the western world is a function of looking inside ourselves, not just looking at money or looking at our wallets.
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Newt Wrote:GINGRICH: Yes, we have done everything within the law of the church, following all of the rules of the church over the last 10 years. And it’s been a process.

I really hope that's true Newt. The Church Militant certainly welcomes more poor sinners into our fold.

Let's pray that our new brother practices the Catholic Faith in its entirety and follows through on the path to salvation.
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I only hope that Newt realizes the errors of our times and the outright apostasy in the modern Church and flees from the Novus Ordo and clings to Tradition.

I must say, this can be extremely hard for a convert from a Fundamentalist sect.  When I came into the Church 4 years ago from being a Baptist my whole life, I was enrolled in RCIA and taught just about every Modernist tendency under the sun.  It was only due to the grace of God that I began to realize the errors of our times - and I have to say that most of it came from good websites like Fisheaters.com and Our Lady of the Rosary Library (OLRL.com).  I pray that he and his wife receive the graces necessary to see clearly the tumultuous times we are living in and attend exclusively the Mass of all-time, the Traditional Latin Mass.

Let us all pray for this new convert...

O, and by the way neel - I just love your avatar!  I just noticed it and was quite tickled.  You gotta love dogs...


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Nic Wrote:I only hope that Newt realizes the errors of our times


lets see if he rejects the Talmudic/Protestant capitalism.
lets see if he accept Just War, since it would clash with his neoconservatism...
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nic Wrote:O, and by the way neel - I just love your avatar! I just noticed it and was quite tickled. You gotta love dogs...

:tiphat:
Thank you sir.
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Belloc,

I think "let's hope that" is a better attitude than "let's see if."
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He's positioning himself for the field in 2012, look to it.


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kjvail Wrote:He's positioning himself for the field in 2012, look to it.

I think so, too, but will being Catholic help him get votes?
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Originally posted by neel
Quote:Originally Posted by nic
O, and by the way neel - I just love your avatar! I just noticed it and was quite tickled. You gotta love dogs...

[Image: tiphat2.gif]
Thank you sir.
I've seen your avatar elsewhere, above a caption which read "..and thanks Lord for sending me to Timmy's house and not Michael Vick's." [Image: smile.gif]
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Gingrich divorced twice. Naturally this is the matter between him and God, but is he role model in the traditional Catholic view?


vincenzo Wrote:5:35 pm April 5, 2009, by Jim Galloway

Congressional Quarterly has posted a transcript of “Fox News Sunday,” including this exchange between Chris Wallace and Newt Gingrich about the former House speaker’s conversion to Catholicism:
Quote:WALLACE: Mr. Gingrich, you have been a Baptist most of your life, and last Sunday you converted to Catholicism. Why, sir?
GINGRICH: I’m not talking about this much publicly, but let me just say that I found over the course of the last decade, attending the basilica, meeting with Monsignor Rossi, reading the literature, that there was a peace in my soul and a sense of well being in the Catholic Church, and I found the mass of conversion last Sunday one of the most powerful moments of my life.
WALLACE: You have — it’s no secret — been married and divorced twice. Will you be able to participate fully in communion and all the other rites of the Catholic Church?
GINGRICH: Yes, we have done everything within the law of the church, following all of the rules of the church over the last 10 years. And it’s been a process. It’s been a very long process and something which was deeply affected, in part, by Pope Benedict XVI’s visit and the opportunity I had to sit in — as you know, my wife, Calista, sings at the basilica every Sunday, and I was allowed as a spouse to be there as part of the vespers program when the pope came. It’s been a long process.
WALLACE: And if I might ask, just briefly, what is it about the pope’s visit that led to this?
GINGRICH: I really believe, first of all, seeing the joy in his eyes, listening to his message, and I really believe that his basic statement, Christ our hope, is right. And I think much of what’s wrong with our country and with the western world is a function of looking inside ourselves, not just looking at money or looking at our wallets.
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