Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Newt a New Convert?

I missed this on the Internet, but it appears we maybe welcoming a new convert to the fold.

Conservative author and former House speaker Newt Gingrich will celebrate the Easter season this year in a very special way – by converting to Roman Catholicism.

“I have become increasingly drawn to Catholicism over the past several years while attending Mass with my wife, Callista,” Gingrich tells Newsmax. “ After prayer and reflection, I believe this is where God has led me. I’m looking forward with great joy to being received into full communion with the Catholic Church.”

While I don't subscribe to all of Mr. Gingrich views on politics, I do pray that his conversion to the Catholic Faith is a strong one. I am happy knowing that he will be able to partake in the graces of our sacraments, specifically Holy Communion and I welcome him with open arms.

... I would have loved to sit in on a few of his CCD classes, just to hear what questions he asked.

Maybe he'll write about his conversion.

Gingrich to Become Catholic During Easter Season

...Susan Gibbs, a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Washington, told AOL Political Machine blogger Patricia Murphy that she couldn’t comment about the specifics of any one person's conversion, adding that Gingrich is "in proper standing with the Catholic Church," and, "any obstacles to joining the church have been resolved."

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