More on Newt’s Conversion

Newt Gingrich listens to the Pope last April in Washington.
Newt Gingrich listens to the Pope last April in Washington. (photo: Tim Drake)

Dan Gilgoff of U.S. News & World Report’s God & Country blog has posted an exclusive in which Newt Gingrich comments about what motivated his conversion to Catholicism.

Go here to read the interview.

Said Gingrich, “The moment that finally convinced me [to convert] was when Benedict XVI came here [to the United States] and Callista in the church choir sang for him at the vespers service and all the bishops in the country were there. As a spouse, I got to sit in the upper church and I very briefly saw [Benedict] and I was just struck with how happy he was and how fundamentally different he was from the news media’s portrait of him. This guy’s not a Rottweiler. He’s a very loving, engaged, happy person.”