On 29 May 2004, at the Vigil of Pentecost, a long journey came to its climax as I was received into the Roman Catholic Church. Though momentous in one way, it was small in another, as I moved the small distance from “Catholic Mennonite” to “Mennonite Catholic.” The following documents help explain what this means.
- “Catholic and Mennonite — A Journey of Healing” — conference presentation also available in Sharing Peace: Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation
- “You Converted to What? One Mennonite’s Journey” —Commonweal magazine, 1 June 2007 (posted with permission)
- “Going Catholic: Six Journeys to Rome” by Jason Byassee, Christian Century, 22 August 2006 (or click here if you need access to full article)
- Prose haiku for Joetta
- Statement at confirmation mass, St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, St. Paul MN, Pentecost Vigil 2004
- Article for Faith Mennonite Church, Minneapolis MN, June 2004
- Personal letter to Bridgefolk, May 2004
- “On Being a Mennonite Catholic” by Ivan Kauffman, Mennonite Quarterly Review, April 2002.
- Benedictine page