View Full Version : Why did 200 Leave?

08-17-2015, 08:06 AM
Were seeing the first signs of an avalanche of conversions and reconversions. In 1998, more than 88,000 Protestants were received into the Catholic Church (and more than 73,000 adults were baptized, many of them from Protestant backgrounds) and the Protestants [now] coming into the Church are the most devoted Protestants, people deeply committed to Scripture and prayer. What accounts for this Protestant exodus at the twilight of the 20th century?

One indication that the Church is gaining deeply committed Protestants is that hundreds of Protestant clergy have recently sacrificed their careers to join the Church. Since 1993, 300 Protestant clergy have contacted the Coming Home Network, a lay ministry dedicated to providing spiritual, moral, and financial support to Protestant clergy and laity interested in becoming Catholic. Of this group, which is made up of Baptist, Episcopalian, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Methodist clergy, two-thirds have already been received into the Church.