Today of course is Ash Wednesday, but it is a particularly special day for me. On this day 17 years ago I made the decision to become Catholic. Each year on this day I contact my college roommate, Nathan Schlueter (now a professor at Hillsdale College), who was so instrumental in my conversion, to thank him. God uses human instruments to affect His Will, and fortunately for me, Nate was open to following God’s Will in leading me to His Church.
Catholic Destination has posted my conversion story on their web site: From Ignorance to Bliss – One Man’s Journey to the Catholic Church. It is relatively short, and my main focus is the impact of the pro-life movement in giving me exposure to Catholicism and the role of the Rosary in my actual conversion.