Tony Blair made big news doing this. Many people speculated whether or not George W. Bush would.

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has converted to the Catholic faith.

He had been Baptist. For most people, conversion isn’t
exactly a political event. But when you’re a prominent Republican whose
name is being mentioned as a possible future candidate for President,
well, everything is political.

Much of the coverage has centered around what this conversion means
for his political future. Perhaps that has something to do with the
fact that it’s difficult to pursue the story on many other levels —
Gingrich hasn’t been giving interviews about his conversion, as Dan
Gilgoff at U.S. News & World Report notes.

That’s because true conversion is personal.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....