Mark Connell’s Story

by Steve Ray on January 24, 2011

Born Catholic, turned Catholic-basher, then back to Catholic. Enjoy!

Floating high above the Church of the Immaculate Conception, the symphony of bells calls the Catholics of Morris, Illinois, to worship on this February morning. Far below the bell tower, the nave slowly fills with people as I let my prayers ride upon the sound.

It is a miracle that my wife and I are here today. A short year ago, I had told my Protestant pastor that I was going to pray for the Catholic people during Lent, that they would come to know the Lord. Now, here I am in this church, eyes clouding with tears, heart filled with peace and wonder—a Catholic once again.

To read the rest of this story, published in THIS ROCK Magazine, click here.

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Brother Ed January 11, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Another tremendous reversion story. I love the way that Mark wrote this. He makes it so clear that “sola scriptura” cannot in any way meet the requirements for discipline of wayward members and authorative teaching on issues of Christian doctrine and praxis.

Cindy January 21, 2009 at 8:22 PM

What a great story! I really enjoyed it.

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