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Recently, Tod Worner, the Managing Editor of Evangelization & Culture, the Journal of the Word on Fire Institute, had the chance to have a conversat…
Jungerheld
Ok..."being converted".
Ultraviolet
The man's a "convert" in name only. The interviewer asks: What does the Catholic Church, in particular, have to offer the modern world?

Now I'd like to think a Catholic convert would point out something unique and exclusive to the Church. Nah...

This "convert" focuses on a vague "steadfastness" (common to serious followers of any world religion) and the joys of Protestantized modernism. Direc…More
The man's a "convert" in name only. The interviewer asks: What does the Catholic Church, in particular, have to offer the modern world?

Now I'd like to think a Catholic convert would point out something unique and exclusive to the Church. Nah...

This "convert" focuses on a vague "steadfastness" (common to serious followers of any world religion) and the joys of Protestantized modernism. Direct quote from this clown:

"But just when the Church seemed more set in her ways than ever -the epitome of conservatism in the modern world-along comes Pope John XXIII and the Second Vatican Council."

Hooray! Vatican Council II saves da Church from the evils of conservatism ushering the Church into the modern world! Three Cheers for Saint J XXIII and VCII ! :P

"we make a mistake if we think of the Catholic Church as the ultimate expression of conservatism."

...because the first one thousand nine hundred and sixty two years were the exception and not the rule. Instead, according to this guy, the Church is

"an institution willing to reframe in fresh ways its theology and practice..."

..just like it's doing in Germany right now, yeah?

... because the last forty years of Protestant-focused "fresh theology" and Vatican II reforms weren't enough of a disaster. This guy wants more.

" I suspect I’ll have opportunities to employ my journalistic and writing skills on behalf of Catholicism."

God help the Church.

"Evangelicals, like Christians from any movement, can do some pretty despicable things. But overall they’ve been a force for good in the world."

Any Christian denomination that leads away from God's one true apostolic Church is not "a force for good in this world."

Typical modern Catholic "convert". Already back-sliding, still fully rooted in his previous heresies.

"They remind me of some of the more heroic Catholics I’m aware of in their ability to make tremendous sacrifices, serving in some of the most troubled places on the planet to share the Gospel."

So do the Lutherans. So do the Mormons, So do the Muslims. That doesn't make heretics and pagans "a force for good" because they bravely spread their errors all over the world.

So what finally nudged this Protestant towards the Church?

"I was reading John Paul II’s encyclical The Splendor of Truth. ..., I became deeply impressed not only with the mind of John Paul II but with the Catholic sensibility that was woven into this philosophical treatise."

How uplifting. Vatican Council II's Protestantized Catholicism naturally appeals to a Protestant reader. Fancy that. :P

G.K. Chesterton once observed, "The Church is a house with a hundred gates; and no two men enter at exactly the same angle."

Jesus Christ once observed, "Enter ye in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!" Matthew 7:13-14

Notice Our Lord Jesus mentioned only ONE gate: "The narrow gate". He repeated that gate as a singular in both verses. One gate, not a hundred.

I'm feelin' bad for you son, you got 99 gates and Christ's ain't one. :P

"So I dabbled in Christian mysticism for a while, then Eastern Orthodoxy, and then a theology of radical grace as expressed in certain Lutheran writers...

...and now this Protestant is going to dabble in Catholicism for awhile and "reframe" the Church's theology in keeping with his Protestantism. That's a popular theme among converts of late. @F M Shyanguya has complained often enough about it.

Lest anyone think I'm being uncharitable... Observe:

"It doesn’t mean we can’t entertain conversations in which we can help Catholic theology develop."

Mr. New Convert already has a mind to "help Catholic theology develop" in whatever directions he'd like to develop it.

That's nice. We've already got enough Catholics like Fr. James Martin SJ and our current pontiff doing this. We sure don't need more "developers".

"...why I’m becoming Catholic. It’s not something I can condense into a soundbite. Besides, I’m not completely aware myself of what has been going on inside me. "

Doesn't this sound EXACTLY like how Jorge Bergoglio discerned a vocation for the priesthood? I mean, not kinda, not sorta, but nearly word for word? :P

" Protestants have a great many of the fundamentals of the faith."

Heretics always make excuses for the heresies they still cherish. Sickening.
F M Shyanguya
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philosopher
@Ultraviolet Will he be like the Canadian journalist Micheal Corin who when suffering an existential crisis, had some fun with his new found Vatican 2- JP2, phenomenological-theology but then, after the novelty had worn off, moved on to Anglicanism. He later revealed himself to be a political and religious progressive liberal and to which the reason for leaving Catholicism.
F M Shyanguya
Sad trajectory. Paraphrasing from Scripture, better if they had not converted at all.