About the Author

Daniel WiegandDaniel Wiegand was born and raised Catholic. He even spent two years in a Catholic Seminary. But he came to a point in his life where he wasn’t sure he really believed in Roman Catholicism anymore. In fact, he wasn’t even sure he believed in Jesus anymore. As an attorney, his legal mind demanded proof. By the grace of God he was led to study the Bible where he discovered proof “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Jesus was and is the Messiah, God the Son, our one and only Lord and Savior. He also became convinced that the Roman Catholic Church is not only scriptural, but is the deepest, most complete, most scholarly, most beautiful and most scriptural Christian denomination. He became a born again, Bible believing, Spirit filled, Catholic Christian. Wiegand is excited and knowledgeable about his Catholic faith and he shares that excitement and knowledge in his book “Confessions of a Born Again Catholic”. With over 600 Scripture references and quotations, he really “makes the case” for Roman Catholicism.

Over the years Wiegand has served his Catholic parishes in various capacities including lector, Eucharistic minister, catechism teacher and parish council member. He is a member of Christian Legal Society and a former board member of the Christian Conciliation Service of Southeast Michigan. He belongs to the Alpha and Omega Prayer Group in Saginaw, Michigan and is on the Service Team of the Charismatic Renewal for the Saginaw Diocese. He is also a member of the Empowerment team which presents “Life in the Spirit Seminars” throughout the Saginaw Diocese and occasionally beyond. He plays guitar for his prayer group and occasionally for Charismatic Masses, conferences and other events. Wiegand has written some articles, poems and songs over the years, but this is his first full length book. We don’t think it will be his last.

Professionally speaking, Wiegand has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctor degree from Detroit College of Law, where he received the Arthur F. Lederle Scholarship, the Evidence Book Award and graduated in the top 14% of his class. He was also on the Dean’s Committee which compiled and authored the Current Bar Notes section of the Michigan Bar Journal. He holds the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU) designation. In his legal career Wiegand has worked in private practice, in-house counsel positions for corporations and county government, and as an insurance company defense attorney and litigation manager.

Wiegand is happily married and has three adult children and five grandchildren.