From and article in Jewsweek on the Late Donald James Yarmy (Don Adams)
After the miracle that saved his life, Don felt a consuming thirst for a firm faith. In an effort to fill his need, he began a study of all religions, including Roman Catholicism. His mother had him baptized as an infant but this was something Don’s father didn’t learn for twenty years.
"I doubted, I questioned, I challenged," Don says. "I felt that Catholicism was the religion that offered what I sought, but I couldn’t accept it blindly. After a year and a half of instruction, I was climbing the walls." A Jesuit priest was his mentor. "I wanted clear-cut answers to questions. The answer, ‘Because it’s God’s will,’ was never enough for me. If you grow up with a complete, unquestioning faith –as my wife did– it’s easy. But when you wait until you are nearly 20 years old and then approach religion intellectually, it’s very difficult. Very, very difficult.
"I remember that the priest finally said to me, ‘You wouldn’t like to have a religion that makes things easy for you.’ Now I know that both faith and intellect are components of religious belief."
A practicing Catholic today, Don has not forgotten that his father, whom he loves, is a Jew. And that it was the Divinity that rules over all faiths that brought him back to life. That’s why he can say, "God knows why I’m a Catholic and a Jew…."