From Addiction to Hope – Part II
My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
“Your son’s addiction will become a blessing to your family.”
I didn’t buy it at the time, of course. I have a vague recollection of staring back at this sympathetic Deacon, mouth agape, utterly confounded by his words. After the overdose, my... Read More
From Addiction to Hope
Not only that, but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character, and proven character, hope, and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts through the holy Spirit that has been given to us. (Romans 5:3-5)
A loud thud startled me awake from a deep... Read More
An Open Invitation
One of the great privileges of my life is knowing many good people. In fact, it would be difficult to overstate the impact of these family members, friends, and acquaintances on my journey through life – and who I have become.
As anyone who has read my conversion story or my latest book knows, the greatest gift I have been given is my unwitting discovery of the Catholic... Read More
It’s my privilege to count Scott Hahn as a friend.
As I recount in my new book, How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming Into the Catholic Church, Scott will always have my gratitude for the day he pulled a rosary out of his pocket and handed it to me. At the time, I didn’t even know what it was.
Warning: If you’re not Catholic and want to stay that way, and someone gives... Read More
HUNTINGTON, Indiana, July 22, 2016 – Detailing his circuitous route into the Catholic Church, bestselling author and convert, Kevin Lowry, shares memoirs and stumbling blocks in grappling with the beliefs of Catholicism.
“I wrestled against the whole idea of it,” says Lowry. As a proud Protestant preacher’s kid, 20 years ago attending a Catholic university, Lowry remembers... Read More
Verbal Jabs, Sarcastic Comments, and Accusations
From time to time, adjustments are needed in the way we communicate with others. I recall a phase a few years back (when all eight of our kids lived at home) when there was a lot of bickering going on among family members. All of us. Verbal jabs, sarcastic comments, and accusations had somehow become routine forms of communication.
But wait, my wife and I thought. We’re a... Read More
Kicking and Screaming!
Imagine for a moment that you had taken the most extraordinary, unlikely journey – one you never anticipated and still can’t believe actually happened. Now imagine you wanted to write a book describing the experience… how would you begin?
Here’s what I would write.
Here’s something I believe: If Catholicism is true, then it should change us. In... Read More
The Pain of Conversion
Did you experience the loss of friends and family due to your conversion? If you did, how did you get through the grief and loss? Thanks.
The question, from a new Facebook friend, cut me to the heart. As I ponder his words, a rush of memories and emotions flood my mind. The answer to his first question, I assure him, is yes. But do I have any answers to the second?
Holy Spirit,... Read More
Catholic Q&A Wins International Award
If you’ve ever visited this humble blog in the past, chances are pretty good that you know I’m a fan of the late Fr. Ray Ryland. He was my friend, mentor, and spiritual director for many years, and among the heroes of my life. You probably also know that since Fr. Ray’s passing, my dad compiled hundreds of Fr. Ray’s responses to questions about the Catholic... Read More
Do you ever have questions about the Catholic faith? Chances are, those questions are in this book – along with succinct, witty, and deeply insightful answers. If you didn’t know him during his 93 year sojourn on earth, allow me the privilege of introducing you to a giant of our times – Fr. Ray Ryland.
Fr. Ray was a dear friend, mentor, confessor, and spiritual... Read More
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