Author: Danny Collier

Beyond Sacred Scripture: The Myths That Kept Me From Catholicism

     Yes, in joy you shall go forth, in peace you shall be brought home; Mountains and hills shall break out in song before you, all trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12 (NAB)      And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 (NAB) The pages of Sacred Scripture rustle with hints and wonders, even outright promises, that one day this fallen world will be different. The Written Word informs that...

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Going Over The Wall: My Conversion to Catholicism

The early years “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” (John 14:1-3, KJV). This is a story of how I returned to Rome and converted to Catholicism. Sitting on my dad’s bed, reading the Gospel of Saint John, Chapter 14 with him,...

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Justin Martyr, Steeped in Catholic Truth

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1-2; The Word, Greek: logos) CITATIONS TO SACRED SCRIPTURE COME FROM NEW AMERICAN BIBLE, REVISED EDITION. OTHER CITATIONS, UNLESS SO NOTED, COME FROM ST. JUSTIN MARTYR, THE FIRST AND SECOND APOLOGIES, TRANSLATED WITH INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY LESLIE WILLIAM BARNARD, PAULIST PRESS, 1997. Saint Justin Martyr, a mid-second-century Church Father, was martyred between 162 and 167 C.E. A Samaritan, Justin was born at Flavia Neapolis, near what was the ancient Canaanite, and the Israelite, city of Shechem....

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