Professor’s Return to Catholicism Celebrated

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Francis Beckwith, the former Evangelical Theological Society president who returned to Catholicism last year, has been named as the “Number 1 Person of the Year” by “Inside the Vatican,” a conservative Catholic magazine. An online essay recounts the spiritual path taken by Beckwith, saying of his transition from the society presidency: “Resigning that post to […]

  • Asinus Gravis

    While I was a student at Baylor, a half century or so ago, I realized that although Baptists and Catholics were competitors, they were very similiar in a number of ways.

    Both tend to be: highly moralistic; highly authoritarian; appeal to an infallible standard (Bible or Church); largely identified with a certain culture; highly rationalistic; impervious to historical fact; overly impressed by alleged miracles; and keenly distrustful of each other.

    So where is the surprise in Beckwith’s switch hitting?