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Old 10-12-2018, 06:43 PM
 
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Hi all,

One of my Catholic friends told me her sister went to college in OU in Norman. All of her family, including her sister, grew up Catholic, but her sister converted to become an Evangelical Presbyterian. My friend said that Catholicism and Protestantism are theologically compatible and that the reason her sister converted was because "there weren't any Catholic churches around where [her sister] was."

I know Oklahoma (even Oklahoma city) is solidly Republican and Southern Baptist. Do you know any Catholics (in Oklahoma or an otherwise solidly Protestant area) who converted to become evangelicals because there weren't any Catholic churches in the area?
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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No, I don't. It is surely a sparsely populated area in Oklahoma where is no Catholic church. So someone must have been given false info and accepted it as true.

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Old 10-12-2018, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Jenks, Ok
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Hi all,

One of my Catholic friends told me her sister went to college in OU in Norman. All of her family, including her sister, grew up Catholic, but her sister converted to become an Evangelical Presbyterian. My friend said that Catholicism and Protestantism are theologically compatible and that the reason her sister converted was because "there weren't any Catholic churches around where [her sister] was."

I know Oklahoma (even Oklahoma city) is solidly Republican and Southern Baptist. Do you know any Catholics (in Oklahoma or an otherwise solidly Protestant area) who converted to become evangelicals because there weren't any Catholic churches in the area?
Norman itself has five Catholic churches. I'm not sure how that could be possible.
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Old 10-13-2018, 08:29 AM
 
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Just Google diocese or Catholic Church by zip code or city.

If there is no significant difference - read up on Luther's theses or the 30-Year-War.
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:24 AM
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I have a priest friend in New Jersey who grew up Catholic in Oklahoma. She became an Episcopalian because the Catholic Church doesn't ordain women, and she felt called to the priesthood. I believe that she said most of her family still lives in Oklahoma and that they remained Catholic.
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Old 10-14-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Norman itself has five Catholic churches. I'm not sure how that could be possible.
St Thomas Moore is a Catholic church that is right on campus at OU.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:30 PM
 
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Just Google diocese or Catholic Church by zip code or city.

If there is no significant difference - read up on Luther's theses or the 30-Year-War.
My friend is rather ill informed on religion, I must admit.
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:43 AM
 
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Hi all,

One of my Catholic friends told me her sister went to college in OU in Norman. All of her family, including her sister, grew up Catholic, but her sister converted to become an Evangelical Presbyterian. My friend said that Catholicism and Protestantism are theologically compatible and that the reason her sister converted was because "there weren't any Catholic churches around where [her sister] was."

I know Oklahoma (even Oklahoma city) is solidly Republican and Southern Baptist. Do you know any Catholics (in Oklahoma or an otherwise solidly Protestant area) who converted to become evangelicals because there weren't any Catholic churches in the area?

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My friend is rather ill informed on religion, I must admit.

To say the least.
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Deer Creek/Edmond, OKla
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My friend is rather ill informed on religion, I must admit.
Sounds like your friend's sister used that as an excuse. Easier to say I had to versus I wanted to. But that's just my guess.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:50 PM
 
Location: OKIE-Ville
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Hi all,

One of my Catholic friends told me her sister went to college in OU in Norman. All of her family, including her sister, grew up Catholic, but her sister converted to become an Evangelical Presbyterian. My friend said that Catholicism and Protestantism are theologically compatible and that the reason her sister converted was because "there weren't any Catholic churches around where [her sister] was."

I know Oklahoma (even Oklahoma city) is solidly Republican and Southern Baptist. Do you know any Catholics (in Oklahoma or an otherwise solidly Protestant area) who converted to become evangelicals because there weren't any Catholic churches in the area?

McGuinness High in OKC is Catholic. Lots of Catholic folks associated with it.



Having said that, OKC/Norman and Oklahoma in general is overtly Southern Baptist to the core.
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