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CATHOLIC AGAIN !

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First posted Monday, May 14, 2012
CATHOLIC AGAIN!


Catholic Again!


 I was recently reflecting on my Family Tree. On the Paternal side: Irish Catholic.


On the Maternal side: German and English Protestant. My Mother’s conversion to Catholicism brought back to the Faith branches of the Family Tree which had strayed for over 450 years.


“The evil that men do lives after them….” Shakespeare has Mark Antony say. It is so very true!




 In the cases of Martin Luther – the drunken, blasphemous, sacrilegious and bitterly anti-Semitic beginner of Protestantism and King Henry VIII the hypocritical, sex-obsessed plunderer and persecutor of the Church, it is clear that at some stage in the late 1500’s they both set in motion forces that compelled or induced my German and English ancestors to abandon the Faith into which they were born and which had sustained their, and my, earlier ancestors for at least 1,000 years since their conversion from paganism.

The outrageous nature of such an act comes sharply in…