A Talk with a Convert
For our September show, Carolina Catholic had the great privilege of chatting with Dr. Elizabeth Loparits, the vocal and instrumental accompanist at UNCW’s Department of Music. An accomplished pianist from Hungary, Elizabeth shares her story of her family’s and country’s struggle under Communist rule where all forms of religious worship were suppressed. Born and baptized a Catholic, Elizabeth would sneak into churches where she felt at peace and at home. Searching for many years, she finally “came home” to the Catholic faith at St. Therese Catholic Church where she attended RCIA, and, at the Easter Vigil 2015, she received the Eucharist for the first time. Elizabeth was confirmed by Bishop Burbidge this past May.