A convert from Calvinism breaks down Protestant misconceptions about the veneration of relics in the Catholic Church.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

6 Things I had Wrong about Relics

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.) A few days ago, I visited the Treasures of the Church exposition of relics in a nearby town. Now, I haven't been Catholic all that… Continue reading 6 Things I had Wrong about Relics

History and Impact of the St. Andrew Christmas Novena
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion, Liturgical Year

St. Andrew Christmas Novena: Catholic Piety for Protestants Vol. 5

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.) Welcome to the fifth post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series, we're delving into some of the classic… Continue reading St. Andrew Christmas Novena: Catholic Piety for Protestants Vol. 5

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Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Bargain Hunting for Catholic Resources {Review}

(I received free items in compensation for providing a review of Catholic Door. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) My heart for this blog is to provide resources and encouragement for Catholic converts, reverts, those wanting to understand their Catholic or Protestant friends better, and… Continue reading Bargain Hunting for Catholic Resources {Review}

Love this convert's breakdown of the Memorare prayer in the Catholic Piety for Protestants Series!
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism

Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts Series #4: The Memorare

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Welcome to the fourth post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series, we're delving into some of… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts Series #4: The Memorare

Why one convert chooses not to veil in Mass.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion, Musings

The One Reason I Don’t Veil at Mass

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Veiling. As a relative newcomer to the Church, I usually like to stay away from those lively, in-house hot buttons. I feel like… Continue reading The One Reason I Don’t Veil at Mass

Catholic Piety for Protestants and Converts: St. Patrick's Breastplate. All the basics and history of this beautiful prayer, and the personal impact it had on a Catholic convert.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 3: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Welcome to the third post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series I am delving into some… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 3: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

A convert's perspective on the classic Peace Prayer of St. Francis.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 2: The Peace Prayer of St. Francis

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) Welcome to the second post of my series on Catholic piety for Protestants and converts; in this series I am delving into some… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants No. 2: The Peace Prayer of St. Francis

The Anima Christi: part of a series on Catholic prayers and piety for Protestants and converts.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Catholic Piety for Protestants Series Part 1: The Anima Christi

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) If I had to choose the single most striking thing about our transition from conservative Presbyterianism to the Catholic Church, it'd be a… Continue reading Catholic Piety for Protestants Series Part 1: The Anima Christi

Common Protestant misconceptions about grace, faith, works, and salvation.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Grace, Works, and a Catholic Convert

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) I used to think Catholics taught salvation by works, not grace. After all, they do teach that works are necessary for salvation, and… Continue reading Grace, Works, and a Catholic Convert

A Catholic convert from a Protestant church learning about Mary the Mother of God.
Catholic/Protestant Issues, Catholicism, Conversion

Meeting Mary on the Way to Rome: seven things I learned about the Virgin Mary when I became Catholic

(This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commission from purchases made through affiliate links. My opinions are entirely my own. You can see my full disclosure policy here.  Thanks bunches.) "Mary, if you are there, pray for me. Jesus, if this is wrong, show me. And forgive me." I prayed that little prayer… Continue reading Meeting Mary on the Way to Rome: seven things I learned about the Virgin Mary when I became Catholic