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Hundreds of Protestant Clergy Converting to Catholicism. Why?

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Posted in another thread, even MORE relevant in this one:

everyone, on BOTH sides of the track, need to stop crowing about converts, to and from their chosen denominations, either from Catholic, or to Catholic. All it proves is the inconsitancy of men... It does nothing to prove the credibility of your own denomination... or to destroy the credibility of the one you are pointing the finger at. It's really, really childish.
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I'd love to see some statistics about people converting away from Catholicism too, just to keep things in perspective.
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'Hundreds of Protestant Clergy Converting to Catholicism.'

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'Hundreds of 'Protestant' Clergy Reverting to Catholicism.'


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Hundreds of Protestant Clergy Converting to Catholicism. Why?

Actually they are going in undercover to subvert Catholicism and draw members away from that Denomination me thinks......gotta watch out for those wascally Pwotestants.......
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Isn't "protestant clergy" an oxymoron?
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Originally Posted by Kristos View Post
Isn't "protestant clergy" an oxymoron?

Perhaps.

There is also a large movement from protestantism into Orthodoxy.

There is a desire for ancient liturgical worship and meaning.
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Originally Posted by Bear_Claw View Post
I'd love to see some statistics about people converting away from Catholicism too, just to keep things in perspective.
I am trying to google stastitics and here is one....

Results 1 - 10 of about 794,000 for catholics leaving the catholic church statistics.

http://catholicmoraltruth.com/churchstatistics.htm

11. Religious Communities between 1965 and 2000
Jesuit Priests declined 40%Jesuit Seminarians declined 89%Franciscan Priests declined 41%Franciscan Seminarians declined 97%Benedictine Priests declined 40%Benedictine Seminarians declined 93%Dominican Priests declined 40%Dominican Seminarians declined 89%
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503 Notable Converts
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Ever since the earliest Christian times, leading individuals from all backgrounds have converted to the Catholic Church. Since the Reformation and the Enlightenment, leading Protestants, Secularists, and Jews have become convinced of the truth of the claims of the Catholic Church to be that Church established by Jesus Christ. Many such Protestants over the years have abandoned their careers and prominence in Protestantism to convert to Catholicism. This is true now more than ever, and a large and growing body of convert literature attests to the strength of this movement. Each year, an estimated 200,000 converts are received into the Catholic Church.
From 1993-2001, 300 Protestant clergy contacted the Coming Home Network, a ministry for Protestant clergy and laity interested in becoming Catholic; two-thirds have already been received into the Church. The revival has not escaped the notice of Evangelical Protestant leaders; Larry Eskridge of the Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals at Wheaton College comments: “I have been concerned about the growing exodus from evangelicalism of some of its brightest and best, for, variously, Canterbury, Rome, or Mt. Athos.” In 1998, more than 88,000 Protestants were received into the Catholic Church, and more than 73,000 adults were baptized, many of them from Protestant backgrounds (catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0252.html).
This is empirical evidence that Catholic historian Paul Johnson is right: “at the end of the twentieth century, religion [and specifically Catholic Christianity], far from disappearing, is alive and well and flourishing in the hearts of sophisticated men and women.” While it is certainly true that conversion is a two-way street and that many Catholics leave the Church for various denominations and sects, the quality conversions are almost all in one direction, i.e. out of the denominations and into Catholicism. In other words, while many poorly-informed, Biblically-illiterate, inactive, culturally Catholic people become Episcopalian or Evangelical based on preferences or without serious intellectual consideration, the converts to Catholicism are from among the sincerest, most active, best-informed, most Biblically-literate, and best-read Evangelicals, Episcopalians, etc. Put more simply still, it's easy to find numerous Catholics who were once high-level, well-respected Protestant leaders, but virtually impossible to find any Evangelicals or other Protestants who were once high-level, well-respected Catholics.

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