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... [Read more...]The Creed
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... [Read more...]It’s Official!
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... [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... [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... [Read more...]Catholic Q&A
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,... [Read more...]The Kiss of Jesus
Holy people are made, not born. Such is the case with a woman I am privileged to count as a friend, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle. I first met Donna-Marie when I was but a lowly, first-time author with absolutely no idea how to promote my new book Faith at Work. Donna-Marie’s gracious intercession and encouragement during this time period was, and... [Read more...]Building Character(s)
Among the greatest privileges of fatherhood is watching your kids grow into really cool young adults. With that in mind, I’m going to provide a little demonstration, courtesy of my daughter… with a guest post. Meet Mia, unedited. Sorry for Spilling the Beans (Based on a true story) Ouch. A friend just said something that really stung. To... [Read more...]Saintly Politicians?
I’ve heard lots of commentaries recently by people who are utterly infuriated with politicians. Now, this blog isn’t generally concerned with politics, but I ran across a priceless reflection this week that seems perfectly suited for the times in which we live. As regular visitors to gratefulconvert.com know, the late Fr. Ray Ryland was... [Read more...]Praying for Prodigals
You meet the nicest people while blogging. A great example of this happened just recently. After posting the last installment of my Workplace Witnesses article, I received a very gracious note from a reader who said she liked the section on freewill. She offered to send me her book that deals, among other things, with this topic. I wrote back, and offered... [Read more...]