Friday, June 11, 2010

From Judaism to Christianity to Catholicism to Priesthood

This is a great story.
Brought up in a Jewish home, a teenaged Schenck found Jesus in a Methodist chapel in western New York.

At 16, he was baptized in the Niagara River by a Salvation Army officer and later became a Protestant pastor. For 10 years in the late 1980s and early 1990s, he and twin Rob helped lead the anti-abortion movement in Buffalo, N.Y. Later, Paul founded the National Pro-Life Action Center in Washington, D.C.

After several years serving an Anglican church in Maryland, Paul joined the Catholic Church in 2004, later expressing to Rhoades his interest in beginning the formation process to become a priest. He completed the required training and exams and learned last fall that the Vatican had approved his petition.
He is married with 8 kids. Did you notice the Menorah in the picture?
Tip o' the hat to CMR.

2 comments:

Jamie said...

Thanks for sharing this story. It takes place *very* close to me. What a shame some of the commenters post horrid things. I couldn't help but respond. I'm so happy to see stories like this.

James H said...

On a side note to the pressing issue of the day
http://opinionatedcatholic.blogspot.com/2010/06/sec-catholics-tell-texas-m-catholics-to.html