While scanning the Christian news headlines today, I came across this article and thought it might inspire some interesting discussion here. Why do adults become Catholics?
by George Weigel
The most touching “convert story” in which I played an indirect role was told to me by the protagonists, an Indiana of couple who seemed a 21st century reincarnation of Grant Wood’s American Gothic, if much younger and far less grim. It was shortly after Easter 2003, and I was visiting a parish outside Indianapolis to give a lecture and to sign books. The couple came up to me during the signing and said that my book on the Long Lent of 2002 – the year of scandal in American Catholicism – had been the final push they needed to seek full communion with the Catholic Church, which they had just entered. I said that I was glad that my unsparing narration of what had gone terribly wrong in the Church hadn’t caused them to think again. They both said, with utter simplicity, “Well, we thought that any Church that could that honest about what was wrong with it was the right place to be.” I got up from behind the signing table and embraced each of them.