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janelle
07-16-2007, 12:22 AM
http://www.catholic-convert.com/

This site includes conversion stories. Very interesting. Read Isaac's story.

janelle
07-16-2007, 12:17 PM
Quote from Fulton J. Sheen, bishop of the Catholic Church.


"There are not over a hundred people in the United

States who hate the Catholic Church. There are

Millions, however, who hate what they wrongly

Believe to be the Catholic Church—which is, of

Course, quite a different thing. These millions can

Hardly be blamed for hating Catholics because

Catholics “adore statues;” because they “put the

Blessed Mother on the same level with God;” because

They “say indulgence is a permission to commit sin;”

Because the Pope “is a Fascist;” because the Church

“is the defender of Capitalism.” If the Church

Taught or believed any one of these things, it

Should be hated, but the fact is that the Church

Does not believe nor teach any one of them. It

Follows then that the hatred of the millions is

Directed against error and not against truth. As a

Matter of fact, if we Catholics believed all of the

Untruths and lies which were said against the

Church, we probably would hate the Church a thousand

Times more than they do.



If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the

True Church in the world today, I would look for the

One Church which did not get along well with the

World; in other words, I would look for the Church

Which the world hates. My reason for doing this

Would be, that if Christ is in any one of the

Churches of the world today, He must still be hated

As He was when He was on earth in the flesh. If you

Would find Christ today, then find the Church that

Does not get along with the world. Look for the

Church that is hated by the world, as Christ was

Hated by the world. Look for the Church which is

Accused of being behind the times, as Our Lord was

Accused of being ignorant and never having learned.

Look for the Church which men sneer at as socially

Inferior, as they sneered at Our Lord because He

Came from Nazareth. Look for the Church which is

Accused of having a devil, as Our Lord was accused

Of being possessed by Beelzebub, the Prince of

Devils. Look for the Church which the world rejects

Because it claims it is infallible, as Pilate

Rejected Christ because he called Himself the Truth.

Look for the Church which amid the confusion of

Conflicting opinions, its members love as they love

Christ, and respect its voice as the very voice of

Its Founder, and the suspicion will grow, that if

The Church is unpopular with the spirit of the

World, then it is unworldly, and if it is unworldly,

It is other-worldly. Since it is other-worldly, it

Is infinitely loved and infinitely hated as was

Christ Himself. ... The Catholic Church is the only

Church existing today which goes back to the time of

Christ. History is so very clear on this point, it

Is curious how many miss its obviousness..."



--Bishop Fulton Sheen

Val1
07-18-2007, 09:39 AM
Wonderful quote, Janelle. Bishop Sheen was a remarkable man. This is one I will file away for future necessity! :)

janelle
07-18-2007, 10:55 AM
http://www.allendrake.com/elpasohistory/sheen/index.htm

Here is a web site about him.

I remember my father listening to him on TV when I was little. He had his own series in the 50s. I have seen a tape or two of him, I think on EWTN, recently.