Conversion

Saint Augustine and C.S. Lewis and the Most Important Question

Augustine imagines God saying to him, “Take heart; you would not be seeking Me if I had not already found You.” —from the book I Burned for Your Peace: Augustine’s Confessions Unpacked by Peter Kreeft, The “Inside Adress”: “Dear God,” (commentary on Augustine’s Confessions, (Book 1/Chapter 1/Paragraph 2) + C.S. Lewis says he read somewhere […]

It Was God

Paul knelt down, hid his face in his hands and made a desperate effort to collect his thoughts. I am tired, tired, tired, God, of all the devious paths I have sought out for myself. And now I am here to ask Thee to open to me—to open Thyself to me.—But at the same time […]

The Only Answers Are at the Foot of the Cross

I believe without doubt that this nation, as well as the rest of the world, is under satanic assault. Time was, Old Scratch hid himself behind the lie that he didn’t exist, that the devil and all his works were dark fairy tells used to scare adult children. The devil hid and worked entirely through […]

Paul Selmer’s Prayer

Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed is thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus—Paul continued to repeat the Angel’s Greeting under his breath.—By thy holy childhood, deliver us, Lord.—Help me to overcome my fear of Thee—for it is fear of Thee which has held me […]

Open the Door

He remembered the last Saturday he was in Christiania, when he rushed up Akers-gate to go to Saint Olav’s church. Had he not felt like the prodigal son returning home—a self-important little prodigal son trotting homeward nose in air, sure of being received with roast veal and new shoes and finger-rings? And no doubt he […]

To Go Over Not to Catholics, but to Catholicism

“I must say, I haven’t seen any signs of the Catholic zeal for making converts. I’ve really got to know a whole lot of Catholics, and up to now there isn’t one of you that has moved a finger to convert me!” Randi looked at him attentively a moment: “Perhaps that’s just why. Because you […]

Do Something For God’s Sake

“No, Paul, you’re wrong there,” said Uncle Abraham weightily. “You do not know what effect the glad tidings of the forgiveness of sins through the blood of Christ has on a dying sinner who trembles for the wrath of judgment. I have witnessed that—oh, times without number! More specially in the case of the worst, […]