Chosen, How Christ Sent Twenty-three Surprised Converts to Replant His Vineyard
By Donna Steichen
The twenty-three men and women who tell their conversion stories in these pages were not drawn to the Church by sound evangelization programs, beautiful buildings and liturgies, or saintly witnesses among the clergy. On the contrary, many of them were attracted to Catholicism in spite of a now decades-long stretch of deficient catechesis, mediocre Masses, and uninspiring leadership. Christ himself led these souls to his Church, concludes editor Donna Steichen, and it is the Lord who set them to work replanting his devastated vineyard.