'CENTRE' CONVERTS ARE ON THE WAY
THE Catholic Enquiry Centre is now receiv
ing letters from a number of Non-Catholics announcing their forthcoming reception into the Church after completing the Centre's course of instruction in the Faith.
This week the number of nonCatholics who have enrolled for the course offered by the Centre in newspaper advertisements has grown to 3,347.
At the same time, it is announced that The new wing of the Catholic Missionary Society's headquarters is being given to the Centre, its swiftly growing offspring. Already the roof has gone on.
The Centre insists that it is the good example of Catholics, more than anything else, that leads nonCatholics to the Faith. But it also happens that the dormant faith of a lapsed Catholic sends another in search of the true Church.
A non-Catholic writes: "I was married in the C. of E. in 1940, my husband being a nonpractising Roman Catholic. He did not object to being married in the C. of E., but when I asked him to become a member that was a different thing. as although he didn't go to church, his R.C. ideas were very deep-rooted.
"1 found later that when we discussed religion he always listened to my explanation and then he would put forth his, and through this 1 began to wonder about the R.C. Church, as his explanations usually seemed to have foundation.
"The thing which does seem to strike me most forcibly is the unity of the R.C. Church. I must admit I was absolutely bewildered, as a child of 12, to go from Low Church to High Church, which seemed to have nothing much in common apart from the Love of God.
"I may add that my husband will not return to the R.C. Church as a full member, but I am praying that one day he will," Following are extracts from other letters : "I_ have looked forward to reading your leaflets each week; they are so clearly and plainly written and I have received great help from them. I now hope to become a Catholic soon."
"Your course of leaflets has answered all the questions I would have asked. I shall step forward and join the Catholic Faith."
"Your leaflets have told me more than I thought possible when I wrote to you, and you have brought me nearer to God than I have been for years."
"I found the leaflets extremely helpful and lucid and am being hapdied into the Catholic Church before the end of the month. Please continue sending the leaflets, as I am now passing them to another non-Catholic in the hope that she, too, will eventually be converted."
"Since completing the course I have been received into the Catholic Church. . . . I am deeply grateful."