"The Lord lives! Blessed be my rock, and exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation," 2 Samuel 22:47

Easter 2018: Yes, We Are Now At Home In The Catholic Church

Saturday, March 31st, 2018, Brenda and I were confirmed in the Catholic Church ( see confirmation here ) and received the Eurcharist as Catholic Christians for the first time in our lives ( me at age 51 and Brenda at age 49 ). It has been a journey full of ups and downs, but I have…
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I Asked A Question On EWTN OPEN LINE: Hear Fr. Larry’s Reply

Brenda and I have enjoyed listening to Fr. Larry Richards on our journey from Protestant Christians to becoming Catholic Christians at the March 31st, 2018 Easter Vigil. You can find my call to ETWN Open Line in the video clip above at 15 minutes and 36 seconds into the program and it ends at 19…
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WFNE – Divine Mercy Radio – Small Coverage Area – Huge Impact

WFNE (103.5 FM) is a Divine Mercy Radio station that has a small coverage area in Wake Forest, NC of just a few miles. However, the station played a role in my conversion from being a lifelong Protestant Christian to being in full communion with the Catholic Church as of the March 31st, 2018 Easter…
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Tim Staples: Part 1 & 2 – Is There a Queen in the Kingdom of Heaven?

[caption id="attachment_4841" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo Credit - Catholic.com[/caption] Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization at Catholic Answers. He is also an author and speaker. Tim converted to Catholicism in 1988. I've gotten to know Tim through communication at TimStaples.com. We've had enough back and forth that good or bad ( GRIN ) Tim…
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Guest Article ( A Must Read ): A Journey To The Catholic Church

This is a guest article from a lady that Brenda and I know from RCIA. Each person has their own story and I'm thankful that she was willing to share hers here with us on Catholic Transformation. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Almost 7,000 Words - Well worth reading. This Lent, as I prepare for baptism and entry into…
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Saved: A look at the evangelical simple plan of salvation

This article was sparked by some text that I found online earlier that I have included in this article. I'll admit that my journey to Catholicism as it relates to salvation was a struggle at times. It wasn't because I thought Catholics were not Christians. It was mainly because I thought Catholicism made the message…
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Draw near to God and he will draw near to you – James 4:8

The images above have relevance to any Christian whether Catholic or Non-Catholic. The Rosary above represents prayer. The Chalice above represents many things, but I will use it as communion for now. The Bible represents God's written word.The image of Jesus is a reminder of what he did for us on the cross. : In…
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Men will render account for every careless word they utter

"I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter;" Matthew 12:36 There may be some that read what I write and think that I'm a former, bitter, anti-Protestant. I truly hope that is not the case because I THANK GOD for my Protestant roots which taught…
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Priests ( Pastors ) Need Our Prayers

Fr Edward Wolanski ( of Holy Name of Jesus Raleigh ) gave a homily a few weeks ago and reminded everyone that priests need our prayers. He needs our prayers. Just a couple of weeks or so ago, as Brenda and I were leaving Mass, Fr Edward said "pray for me" as I shook his…
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Defending The Catholic Faith Against The Matt Slick’s Of The World

I was a Protestant Christian from childhood well until 40+ years later. I get the Protestant position on many areas of Christianity. Anti-Catholicism - It Exists - Matt Slick is only one of many examples: Matt Slick is one of the key individual names that I came across as I began to research Catholicism. It…
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RCIA Faith Formation or Find A Good “Bible” Believing Church?

Confusion... I grew up in a Pentecostal church that used the KJV Bible. It was a challenge to understand scripture and to read in Old English. However, I did attend church regularly which helped, but the older I got the more confused I became about scripture interpretation even when I started to read other versions…
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Bringing Others To Jesus: Sharing, Inviting, Loving, Praying

Perspective... I'm in my 50's now but for many years, until my mid-teens, I thought God was more out to get me than love me. 1970's style, fire-and-brimstone, pentecostal preaching is not the most loving style of preaching around: Accept Jesus or Go to Hell. Yes, there is some truth to that, but we can…
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The Biblical Roots For Ash Wednesday – Dr. Brian Pitre

From YouTube: In this video, Dr. Pitre gives insight into the Biblical foundation for Ash Wednesday, as well as the rationale and purpose of the season of Lent. He addresses questions such as: • Why do you we use ashes? • Why are we asked of the Church to increase our fasting, prayer, and almsgiving…
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I Finished Reading “Why We’re Catholic” By Trent Horn

"Why We're Catholic" by Trent Horn was released in 2017 and it's just over 200 pages. Trent Horn is in his early 30's, a Catholic convert and is  part of the Catholic Answers Team ( an amazing website Catholic.com ). The book is divided into 5 parts. Part 1: Truth and God - 1)  Why we…
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The Chaplet Of Divine Mercy, Prayer And Moving Of The Holy Spirit

Do you believe in the power of prayer? You've likely heard "Prayer Changes Things" and "The Family That Prays Together Stays Together." But prayer takes discipline and commitment. Prayer doesn't always come easy, but prayer is a crucial part of the Christian life. I love the kneelers attached to the pews in Catholic Churches. I…
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History + Authority + Truth = Catholic

Early Church / Christian History... It's disappointing that in the Christian community there are two versions of Church / Christian history which means one is the truth and the other is not. That means that the one that is not true is a lie. Yep, I said it. There is a truth believed by Christians…
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John 3:16 ..God So Loved The World..his only Son..whoever believes..

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." If all Christians believe that, why is there so many arguments among Christians? So much finger pointing? So much judgment toward fellow believers? Before I dive in, watch the…
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The Church – Visible Not Invisible: One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic

There is no one single reason that I decided to become Catholic. However, there are several reasons in this post that made a huge difference for me like "One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic" which are the four marks of the Catholic Church. Catholic means universal. According to Catholic Answers, "The Greek roots of the term "Catholic"…
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My Call To ETWN Open Line Thursday With Father Larry Richards

My call starts around the 15 minute and 30 second mark. I've listened to Father Larry enough that I know he has a sense of humor thus my comment that my wife actually likes his CD's. I really enjoy listening to Father Larry Richards on CD, YouTube, ETWN, etc. Father Larry has been instrumental in…
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If you get Jesus wrong, it doesn’t matter what you get right!

The statement "If you get Jesus RIGHT, it doesn’t matter what you get right!" is from someone involved in a large Protestant ministry that has a large TV presence who is "NOT" a fan of Catholic beliefs nor is the ministry founder or the founder's wife. However, his statement is one thing that I can…
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The Eucharist – John 6 – Many People Just Don’t Get It

I can understand why so many videos related to Catholicism disable the comments. If you want to see what I mean, just change the comments to newest first on the video above and start scrolling. I'm going to share some of the comments on this post, but before I do, I want to share some…
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“Paul, Apostle of Christ” – Jim Caviezel – Coming March 23, 2018

I'm looking forward to the release of "Paul, Apostle of Christ" with Jim Caviezel ( Passion of the Christ ) who plays Luke. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ WOW! Just WOW! Here's a 39 minute video of Jim Caviezel speaking with Dave Cooper about "The Passion of the Christ." ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Did you know that Jim Caviezel is a…
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