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Our Reconciliation with the Catholic Church

August 3, 2015 | no responses

by Jeff and Lois Heron Early years My (Jeff) parents provided a loving home for my four siblings and for me. We grew up on a small, working horse farm in Michigan’s thumb area. Our blue-collar household was characterized by a healthy work ethic, polite manners, and biblical morality. During my latter teen years, I […]

Taking God out of My Pocket: A Journey from Methodism to Orthodoxy to Rome

July 20, 2015 | 41 responses

An Alaskan cruise introduced ordained Methodist minister Frank Johnson to the world of Orthodox Christianity. After being chrismated in the Greek Orthodox Church, the election of Pope Benedict XVI made Johnson question the lack of unity among Orthodox churches.

Fr. Leo Patalinghug: A Revert to the Faith – The Journey Home

July 13, 2015 | one response

Father Leo was baptized Catholic and brought up in a Catholic home in Baltimore, Maryland. When young he was bored at Mass and questioned his faith. His heart was turned to the Lord at a parish mission where the priest explained the Mass step by step. God gave him a hunger for Jesus in the Holy […]

Conversion From Now to Eternity: Five Essentials of Conversion (Part 5)

July 8, 2015 | no responses

By Dr. Kenneth J. Howell When I was a boy growing up on the west coast of Florida, I used to stand on the beach looking west across the Gulf of Mexico, knowing that Mexico lay on the other side even though I had never seen it. All I could see was the line of […]

From A Church to The Church: Five Essentials of Conversion (Part 4)

June 30, 2015 | one response

By Dr. Kenneth J. Howell Conversion to Catholicism often involves tough choices and a transformation in a person’s thinking. This is nowhere more evident than in one’s thinking about the Church. Even many lifelong Catholics have difficulty thinking about the Church properly, much less thinking with the Church. One reason is that they have adopted […]

Connecting to My English Catholic Heritage

June 29, 2015 | 7 responses

My mainline Presbyterian upbringing in southern New Jersey in the 1950s and ‘60s was typical of many others at the time. The people in our church tended to be white Anglo-Saxon types. There were many Catholics in my small town, but they were usually of Irish, Italian, or Polish descent. On Sunday morning, the Catholics […]

Jack Bryant: Revert – The Journey Home

June 29, 2015 | no responses

Jack had a good Catholic background but from his teen years, after a traumatic experience, he drifted away from the Church. His journey Home began when, after the death of his father, he went into a deep depression. It got so bad that it was affecting his work and family. He regularly drove past the local […]

Dr. Jared Ortiz: Revert from the World – The Journey Home

June 22, 2015 | no responses

Jared was brought up in a in a Catholic family but was never formed in the faith. Most religious influence ended after his parents divorced when he was about eight. By the time he was in high school, God did not have any factor in his life. When he was a senior, after a breakup […]

Daniel Ali: Muslim Convert to Catholic Christianity – The Journey Home

June 15, 2015 | no responses

Daniel is Kurdish for northern Iraq. Raised Muslim, he completed college in the United States. He married an American Protestant. From his youth he had always been seeking Truth. After a long journey he accepted Jesus Christ. Eventually both Daniel and his wife Sara entered the Catholic Church in 1998.

John Sherman: Former Methodist & Non-denominational – The Journey Home

June 8, 2015 | no responses

John was raised in an Methodist home. They gave him a good foundation and took him to church but Jesus wasn’t talked about much in the home. By the time his entered college he was more or less an agnostic.  Later, motivated by physical ailments, John was driven to the arms of Jesus, committing his […]

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