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From Atheism to Catholicism

January 23, 2012

imageSally Read in The Tablet – Outfoxed by God:

For almost all of her 40 years, a Suffolk-born psychiatric nurse-turned published poet and passionate atheist felt little but contempt for Catholicism. But then, in less than a year, after a springtime epiphany she was received into the Church. This is her journey

And near the end of the article:

Coming out as a Catholic hasn’t been easy. I understand best those that pick fights with me – how to explain such profound experiences, such a deep love? What surprises me more is envy, a wistfulness that faith has eluded many of my generation. They sense what I can confirm – faith means more love. Becoming Catholic is, of course, a reversion. My great-grandfather was an Orangeman in Northern Ireland. I come from generations of hard-line protestants-turned-atheists. These days, when I pray the Rosary, I find myself wondering which woman was the last in my line to do so, and how easily she gave it up.

Unrelated to the above, it’s interesting to search through The Tablet for articles about the Shroud of Turin.

Categories: News & Views, Off Topic
  1. Chris
    January 23, 2012 at 10:09 am | #1

    Great read! Thanks for posting.

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