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Newt Gingrich To Become Catholic At Easter

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First Judge Robert Bork, Sen Sam Brownback, and Laura Ingraham, then former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair converted to Catholicism. Rumors spread that President George W. Bush was discussing becoming a Catholic but never materialised; I believe because his wife Laura is a devout Methodist. Now, former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has announced that he will become Catholic during the Easter services this April.

“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.”

His wife’s faith and actions have led Gingrich, previously a Southern Baptist, to the one and true Church. It takes a strong women to show an example to their husbands of how God can work in their lives. Women truly are the foundation and the sustainers of Catholicism.

God bless you, Mr. Speaker. May your faith in God bring you peace and comfort.

I wonder how his new found faith will enrich his future presidential possibilities?

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Written by smalltalkwitht

March 27, 2009 at 7:46 pm

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  1. LOLOLOLOL I’m trying to unconvert, and here Newt wants to convert. LOLOLOL Go figure.

    Mario

    March 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm

  2. I’m thrilled beyond words that the Speaker has found a pathway home…but I’m curious as to how he negotiated the minefield of previous divorces. Any theologians in your readership?

    Anonymous

    March 28, 2009 at 11:03 am

  3. The Speaker was not Catholic, so those marriages AND divorces are invalid because in the eyes of the Church – they weren’t Catholic marriages (sacrament)OR …we don’t know his personal life and what he’s done to become Catholic. If he was not married in a church ceremony – there is no reason he cannot marry in the Church. But if he married in a church ceremony (even if he wasn’t Catholic or a Catholic church) then he must have the first marriage annulled (not civilly but through the Church law) Annulment doesn’t negate that there was a civil marriage or children but that he (husband) or she (wife) or both of them were not able to make a sound decision (for whatever reason) to make a “sacred” marriage commitment. It means in the eyes of God it wasn’t a valid sacrament. The second marriage doesn’t count because canonically he was still married to his first wife.

    T

    March 28, 2009 at 11:07 am


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