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Monday, June 25, 2007

Randy's Conversion Story

Randy at Purify Your Bride has shared his conversion story here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Welcome Nicholas

Welcome to the Catholic Converts blogroll!

Visit Nicholas at Musings of a Scottish Catholic Teuchtar

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Welcome John

Give John a visit at Prodigal's Rest

Thursday, June 14, 2007

The Byzantine Forum

I have found a interesting messsage board for those interested in learning about the Eastern tradition of the Catholic Church.

The Byzantine Forum

Rebecca's Converstion Story Part 2

Rebecca has posted the second part of her conversion story. Part three is on the way.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Welcome Randy

The newest member of the CC Blogroll is Purify Your Bride. Give Randy a visit.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Welcome Matthew Kelley

The newest member of the blogroll is Matthew Kelley at Papist Forever.

Matthew has the distinction of claiming the 50th blog to join the Catholic Converts blogroll. There's no prize involved except for a big God Bless!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Catholic Rites and Churches

As a reference I thought it would be nice to list the different liturgical rites present in the Catholic Church today. There is a good outline available on EWTN. Since my interest has been peaked somewhat I may try to look at each of these rites in it's own post, probably on my other blog though.

Western Rites and Churches

ROMAN or Latin Rite

Roman: 1969 Missale Romanum

Missal of 1962 (Tridentine Mass)

Anglican Use: Anglican forms, doctrinally corrected. In use since the 1980s

Mozarabic: Rite of the Iberian peninsula; Rite of the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of Toledo, Spain and six other parishes. Known from at least the 6th century.

Ambrosian: Rite of the Archdiocese of Milan, Italy

Bragan: Rite of the Archdiocese of Braga, the Primatial See of Portugal.

Dominican: Rite of the Order of Friars Preacher

Carmelite: Rite of the Order of Carmel

Carthusian: Rite of the Carthusian Order

Eastern Rites and Churches


West Syriac

Maronite: Never seperated from Rome; Maronite Patriarch of Antioch

Syriac: Returned to Rome in 1781; Syriac Patriarch of Antioch

Malankarese: Returned to Rome in 1930

East Syriac

Chaldean: Returned to Rome in 1692; Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans

Syro-Malabarese: Returned to Rome in the 16th century


Armenian: either it's own rite or and older version of the Byzantine rite; returned to Rome at the time of the Crusades; Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians


Albanian: Returned to Rome in 1628

Belarussion/Byelorussion: Returned to Rome in the 17th century

Bulgarian: Returned to Rome in 1861

Czech: Organized in 1996

Krizevci: Returned to Rome in 1611

Greek: Returned to Rome in 1829

Hungarian: Descendants of Ruthenians who returned to Rome in 1646

Italo-Albanian: Never separated from Rome

Melkite: Returned to Rome at the end of the Crusades; Melkite Greek Patriarch of Damascus

Romanian: Returned to Rome in 1697

Russian: Returned to from in 1905

Ruthenian: Returned to Rome in 1596 and 1646


Ukrainian: Returned to Rome at 1595; Patriarch or Metropolitan of Lviv


Coptic: Returned to Rome in 1741: Patriarch of Alexandria

Ethiopian/Abyssinian: Returned to Rome in 1846

Monday, June 04, 2007

Rebecca's Conversion Story

Rebecca at Three-fold Cord has started writing her conversion story. Here is Part I

A question from a reader

I'm pulling this out of the comments for your input.

If one comes to the decision that protestantism/evangelicalism doesn't work because one is always having to decide what one is to believe based on one's own personal interpretation, and that one should be therefore either Catholic or Orthodox, how does one *decide* whether to be Catholic or Orthodox, when the whole point of leaving protestantism/evangelicalism is to give up the burden of having to *decide* what to believe?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Catching Up

Well, I'm back from my week on vacation. I had a great trip and was able to spend a lot of time with family.

While I was away . . .

Blogroll additions:

The Three Massketeers
minion of the pope
Three-fold cord

Conversion stories:

Tom: My Journey to the the Catholic Faith
Russ: My Personal Conversion Story

And some very good advice stemming from the earlier posts concerning an agnostic spouse courtesy of Jen as "Et Tu?"