Friday, November 12, 2010

Catholic convert to speak in January

Registration begins Monday, November 15, for a special all-day session in January with Dr. Scott Hahn, a former Presbyterian minister who converted to Catholicism in 1986.

Dr. Hahn is a popular speaker who has given more than 800 talks across the country and overseas. He appears regularly on EWTN. He is the author of many books on theological subjects, including Rome Sweet Home, which chronicles the process of conversion of him and his wife, Kimberly.

Hahn boasted as a young minister of having converted some Catholics to what he called a purer Christianity. However, he and his wife began to have doubts when they became convinced that contraception was against God's law.

The more he studied the differences between Catholicism and Protestant denominations, the more he became convinced that Catholicism was the true church. Hahn credits the Catholic organization Opus Dei with influencing his conversion.

The Spend a Day with Dr. Scott Hahn runs 10 a.m to 3 p.m. January 29 at Light of Christ Catholic Church in Clearwater. An optional Mass begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by registration and refreshments. Tickets are $20 each and include a box lunch.

You may register in advance at or at the Light of Christ rectory. Call (727) 386-9248 for more information.

Dr. Hahn's topics for the day will be The Lamb's Supper, Letter & Spirit and Why Scripture Matters.

Dr. Hahn is one of the featured speakers for Lighthouse Catholic Media. His books and CDs are available in the narthex at church.

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