The conversion story/interview with Rod Dreher, nationally syndicated journalist and former convert to Roman Catholicism, now Orthodox Christian. In this interview, you’ll hear from Rod himself about his journey, and what brought him to where he is today.
Thanks so much for interviewing him. He has not had such a public image lately, so was happy to know he’s “still here”.!
Just completed reading The Benedict Option, actually, when I spotted this interview. Inspiring. God bless you, Rod!
This is a great witness story. I am going through a similar one right now and not only my questioning Roman Catholicism and the leadership of the church but some of the same prideful habits that Rod had. I’ve had enough of the bishops and Cardinals and clergy of my church that are doing nothing about the scandals and I’m no longer going to support them. Looking forward to learning more about the Orthodox faith.
My wife and I were received into Orthodoxy from Roman Catholicism and didn’t tell our children because they had all lapsed anyway, and we didn’t want to cause any scandal that might prevent them from ever turning toward God again in the future: we thought that we’d cross that bridge when/if we came to it. However, one of our children surprised us by telling us that she wanted us to have her son – our grandson – to be Baptized and be raised by us in Catholicism. This sent us back to Catholicism as we knew she would never have agreed to him being anything other than Catholic. It has been very hard indeed, and in spite of everything, we have always remained Orthodox in our prayer lives and attended the Divine Liturgy in various places without receiving the Eucharist. Now that our grandson is getting older we would love to return to Orthodoxy but we really don’t know what to do as we fear that we’d be rejected and, to be honest, can understand why we would be. If anyone has any thoughts about this I’d be glad to hear them. God’s blessings on you all.
Hello Philip I don’t know your situation and this was a long time ago, but one thing I’ve learned about orthodoxy is that when u show people what it is they tend to come toward it and try at least to see what it is I’m sorry that happened where ur daughter wouldn’t budge on that decision but may the lord be with her child and you guys as well