The Hot Medieval Heart of It All

A conversion story that really gets to the heart of faith

Mama Unabridged

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seattle. The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Seattle.

For several months now, I’ve been undergoing a long period of discernment called “The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults” that will culminate at the Easter Vigil, when I will join the Roman Catholic Church. I have wanted to write about this for a while, have tried unsuccessfully several times, but felt stymied; it is difficult and often frustrating to attempt to express what can only be said partially, imperfectly. But I’d like to try.

My liberal protestant friends, my feminist friends, my secular friends – they might feel surprise, even confusion, that I could join a church that seems, from one angle, deeply patriarchal and conservative. Of course, I have conservative protestant friends and family as well, who might balk at the strangeness of Catholicism, its Mariology, its visceral worship, its sense of tradition that encompasses but exceeds scripture.

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THE COVENANTS INITIATIVE: A CALL FOR PEACE AND A TOKEN OF HOPE

A worthy initiative…

Angelico Press

Editor’s Note: The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World was a departure from what we usually publish at Angelico Press, but we thought it of vital importance in pointing to a new way for Christians to understand the ethos of early Islam, and for Muslims to conceive of Christian/Muslim relations, based on covenants established by the founder of Islam. 

The following is from the author, John Andrew Morrow, addressed primarily to his fellow Muslims, and thus it employs direct language appropriate for such. We realize that not all Angelico readers will agree with all of John’s statements, but we offer this in the hope of making more people aware of the persecution of Christians around the world, encouraging the condemnation of these acts, and furthering peaceful Muslim/Christian relations.

Dr. Morrow and Sayyid Yousif al-Khoei, grandson of Grand Ayatullah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, at Oxford University Dr. Morrow and Sayyid Yousif al-Khoei, grandson of Grand Ayatullah Abu al-Qasim al-Khoei, at Oxford University

By Dr…

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