SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, DEC.

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, DEC. 17, 2003 ( An expert in Church history greatly admires those who “thought their way to the truth” in the 19th century, but insists that modern day converts are even more remarkable. Father Charles Connor recognizes that people who feel called to become Catholics today must chose to embrace a Church that is attacked by secularism even as it recovers from post-Second Vatican Council turmoil. The author of “Classic Catholic Converts” (Ignatius) and host of an EWTN series on the topic, Father Connor shared with ZENIT what challenges the new faithful have faced and what gifts they have brought to the Church in recent centuries.