If all goes well between now and Easter, you’ll be able to add 4 more souls to the tally! My wife and I, and our two teenagers will be confirmed at that time.
The weird thing is my wife and I come from extremely protestant families. Her grandfather back in England was a big-wig in the Orange Order, and my early American ancestors were anabaptists! Over the past century, protestantism has slowly drifted into atheism. Our own personal search for the truth has lead us into many dead-ends. But now here we are, falling in love with the Catholic Church. It’s the LAST place we thought we’d find ourselves.
How did this happen? Well, I think top of the list is EWTN. The strange thing is, we live in Canada and EWTN is not even allowed on the airwaves up here. We’ve been listening to radio broadcasts from across the border in New York State. The apologists are VERY, VERY GOOD. They KNOW protestant doctrines and they clearly explain why they’re out of order. It’s taken us over a year now, but we have come to realize that everything we THOUGHT we knew about Catholicism is bunk! Catholics really need to learn how to defend their faith against slander… which is something we are both now learning to do. Too many people are dragging your faith through the mud and almost nobody comes to it’s defence.
I made a trip to Buffalo last year to take my son to a hockey tournament. When I turned on the TV in the hotel room I was thrilled to see that EWTN has a TV station! I watched it all weekend, and it really got me interested. So if you’re a Catholic who’s concerned about church growth, then I say from the bottom of my heart that you should sincerely consider making a donation to EWTN.