Converted Catholics........
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I converted into the Church when the priest molestation scandal was at its height in 2001.  That alone caused many to wonder what in the world I was doing with my life.  I was 21.

Before, I was a Bible-thumping Baptist.  I understood apologetics and all that, and even tried converting people with all the usual techniques that a fundamentalist tries to use.  (Such techniques never worked.)

My grandparents were always proud of me, and Grandma even hoped that I'd become a preacher.  Dad was proud of me.  Mom was proud of me.  I even had friends who were fellow Protestant Christians who I was usually in agreement with on things. 

Then, I converted.  The entire family had no idea why.  My Dad was secretly happy because he was a lapsed Catholic who'd return to the Church before he died.  But mostly, everyone hated my decision.  Especially my friends.

Now, I am estranged from my Mom, sister, grandparents (they're still alive), and there is always an uncomfortable silence between my Protestant friends and I.  I remember asking one buddy: "Do you want to know why I converted?"  He said "no."

As a fellow leaning toward the TLM movement who lives in a NO city, I have really had a difficult time making any kind of friendships with other Catholics.  For the most part, my family is isolated from anyone else who is in the Catholic Faith, and most of the time we feel alone in our spiritual struggle.

I've read on other posts about other fisheaters who want to live in Catholic communities (I may have even posted such a subject once or twice).  Quite often, I see sarcastic replies such as: "Well, why do you want to live with other Catholics?  Sounds like you want a cloister."  or  "Aren't we supposed to be the salt of the earth?" 

I can totally empathize with folks trying to find other Catholics.  As for those kinds of replies, they strike me as very sarcastic, snotty, and unsympathetic. 
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Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:38 AM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by anamchara - 01-01-2010, 11:53 AM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 12:28 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 12:50 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 12:53 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 12:55 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 12:58 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by BrevisVir55 - 01-01-2010, 01:00 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 01:09 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 01:16 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Vetus Ordo - 01-01-2010, 01:25 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by BrevisVir55 - 01-01-2010, 01:28 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 01:32 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 01:34 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 01:53 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 02:50 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by JayneK - 01-01-2010, 03:04 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 03:09 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Jesse - 01-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 06:25 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 06:40 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 07:12 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by anamchara - 01-01-2010, 07:40 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by anamchara - 01-01-2010, 07:53 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 08:07 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 08:18 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 08:53 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 09:03 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 09:39 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 09:43 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 09:50 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-01-2010, 09:56 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 09:57 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 10:01 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 10:05 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by JayneK - 01-01-2010, 10:19 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-01-2010, 10:32 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 10:37 PM
Re: Coverted Catholics........ - by Jesse - 01-01-2010, 10:40 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 10:45 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by libby - 01-01-2010, 10:57 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 11:11 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:22 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:27 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-01-2010, 11:31 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by alaric - 01-01-2010, 11:52 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-02-2010, 12:09 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-02-2010, 08:00 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by LaramieHirsch - 01-02-2010, 09:53 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-02-2010, 04:41 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-02-2010, 10:49 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Domini Canis - 01-02-2010, 11:00 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Historian - 01-03-2010, 03:17 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-11-2010, 02:58 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 03:13 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by littlerose - 01-11-2010, 03:48 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Satori - 01-11-2010, 11:00 AM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 05:38 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Jesse - 01-11-2010, 07:13 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by amasimp - 01-11-2010, 07:14 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by Arun - 01-11-2010, 07:20 PM
Re: Converted Catholics........ - by amasimp - 01-11-2010, 07:26 PM



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