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Wow: YouTube star announces she's becoming Catholic

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 02/20/18

She’s become a force on YouTube and social media, and now the 22-year-old woman behind Lizzie’s Answers is making the biggest leap of her life, becoming Catholic.

Lizzie Estella Reezay announced it on YouTube (you can watch it above).

Her background:

Hi, I’m Lizzie!  I worship God, am addicted to editing videos and zebra print makes me really happy!!  I created my YouTube channel LizziesAnswers when I was 15.  Now I’m 22 and a graduate of Pepperdine University!  While I was a student there, I studied Philosophy & Religion, while spending my summers in Thailand teaching English with the Bible.  Over the past four years, I’ve posted over 300 videos and gained a following of 170,000+ subscribers.  I ADORE the filming and editing process of YouTube & I LOVE responding to your messages and getting to encourage you.  THANK YOU SOOOO much for being a part of my YouTube family!  Your stories have opened my eyes to the brokenness and beauty in people, and your comments are so encouraging and through my depression have helped to remind me who I am.  Thank you for teaching me about the world and helping me discover more of who I want to be and how I want to live my life.  I love you!

ChurchPOPnotes: 

“I want everyone to know that I hated that this was happening,” she explains in a recent video. “I fought so hard to get out of this intellectually. I did not want to be Catholic. Not only did I think Catholicism was wrong, I just didn’t like the vibe of Catholicism. I wanted to be anything but Catholic.” She explains how hard it was for her to make her announcement video because she knew many of her Protestant family and friends would perceive it to be a betrayal. But, she explains, she was obliged to become Catholic by the force of one simple fact: it was true. Lizzie grew up in the Protestant denomination Churches of Christ (CoC). She started her YouTube channel 8 years ago when she was just 16 years old and had a few videos giving teenage relationship advice go viral. Since the beginning, though, she wasn’t shy about also talking about her Christian faith.

God bless her. Keep her—and all who are making this journey— in your prayers.

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