As is true for almost every convert I’ve known, I was coming to Mary and to Marian piety more slowly than I had come to other things.
Sometimes there's a little voice that tells you that you don’t need to go. It's a blessing that you have to.
You don't get to choose who is in the pew with you. And that's a good, even great, thing.
You always speak for the poor and vulnerable. You don’t compromise on their interests. That’s what I had been taught.
Because there’s more to it than anyone told you
People going through this kind of thing often want a magic answer, a technique or a trick of the trade, something to do that will actually help. I knew that from experience. I also knew there isn’t one.
What is the point of progress if we never get anywhere?
Those who shy away from explaining and defending the faith may have good reasons to do so
Whatever the Protestants' arguments against becoming a Catholic, the unique and exemplary sinfulness of Catholics was not one
If people find it in the bargain bin, they'll treat it as a bargain.