So Worth the Wait

From Genie Shaw: My love for the Church was nurtured more and more as I learned about church history and the liturgical year in the Christian education class (the equivalent of RCIA) at our parish. But the reformation, especially the teachings of Luther and Calvin that some parishioners believed, never sat right with me. Also the lack of what I soon learned to be the Magisterium was a great void.

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Led by Love

From Bonnie Way: When I got back from Australia, I went for coffee with my Catholic friend and finally asked him for his conversion story. He said what had ultimately attracted him to the Church was the Eucharist: “If that’s where God is, then that’s where I want to be.” That awakened a hunger in me because that was what I’d experienced in Australia — this desire to be where God is. We kept talking about faith and began dating.

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The Pebble, the People & the Place

Today, we get to meet Becky Huebner. ***
Last year while attending [my son] Christian’s ordination to the diaconate, something profound and beyond words happened. Heaven touched earth that week and it settled something in me. I had to be a part of this thing called the Church.

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The Wrong Kind of Christian

[T]he secretary [pulling together our wedding paperwork] referred to me as the “wrong kind of Christian.” Needless to say, that turned me off entirely and we were married in my Presbyterian church. I still struggle with hearing Catholics use language like that… Even if you’re speaking the truth, the WAY you speak the truth might be the difference between someone hearing it or someone shutting down entirely. …
Caitlin Gavina

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Slow Burn

From my dear friend, Destiny Edwards: Trust that you will be learning about the Faith and its application in your life for the rest of your life. This is a lifelong commitment to growth. You will not wake up one day and understand, believe, and fully grasp all the Church teaches. But if you are open to the Holy Spirit being your teacher, you will not miss anything. “Dive right in, the water’s holy!”

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