Saturday, August 8, 2009

"I didn't know that"

from the post "Au revoir, mes amis", in The Dawn Patrol
Last week, at the Envoy Institute Catholic apologetics conference, I was approached by a young man who told me he had been raised Catholic but was now attending a nondenominational Protestant church. He said he got a feeling out of the Protestant services that was greater than anything he had felt at a Catholic Mass.

"But you realize," I said, " that at the Catholic Mass, Jesus is really and truly present on the altar?"

I expected an argument. Perhaps the man would say, "He's present at my church just as much as He is in the Mass."

But he didn't. He looked at me innocently and said, "No. I didn't know that."

I told him what I could, and urged him to ask one of the priests present at the conference what was really happening during the Mass. He did end up speaking to a priest there -- for about nine hours, I am told, praise God.

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  1. WOW!!! This is really exciting. A real opportunity to evangelize and offer a "coming home" to someone searching!!! Indeed, praise God!! Cathy

  2. Yes, you're right! I was also striken by the 'accidental' coincidence of him casually talking to her, and of a good priest being there and having so much time to talk to him just when he needed it... it's impossible not to see God's Will in action here :)
    OT: Cathy, a big thank you for following this blog so faithfully... even if I post so rarely!


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