Converts to Rome: A Guide to Notable Converts from Britain and Ireland during the Twentieth Century, Compiled by John Beaumont, with an introduction by Stanley L. Jaki
To be a Christian is to be a convert. The word “convert” applies equally to cradle-born Catholics and to those who become Catholics as adults.
The Catholic Church is the divinely established framework of the program of a conversion, which Christ presented as a thorough change of mind and heart (metanoia). While for a cradle-born Catholic the implementation of that program is usually a gradual process, for converts it contains a momentous act as they vote, so to speak, with their feet, on behalf of Truth, by joining the Church as the One True Fold, the Sole Ark of Salvation, to recall hallowed phrases dear to John Henry Newman, easily the greatest convert during the nineteenth century.
The list of notable converts as given in this book is far from complete. The Introduction explains the norms of selection and contains an appeal for further information about such who should have been included here. Their names may be conveyed via the above email address.
May the list grow and promote in its own modest way the expansion of the Kingdom of God, which is the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, as we profess this in the Creed recited in the Holy Mass on Sundays and major Feasts.
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