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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 | 9 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 | one response

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 […]

Dr. Holly Ordway: Former Episcopalian

June 1, 2015 | one response

Holly grew up “culturally Christian”. The family never attended church and their wasn’t a Bible in the house but there was no hostility to religion. She was gripped by the Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. She had a glimpse of a world full of beauty and darkness but the darkness didn’t […]

Finding the Vanishing Point: My Journey to the Catholic Church – Conversion Story of Enrique Crosby

June 1, 2015 | 5 responses

I sat praying in a Catholic church at Holy Cross Monastery near Tombstone, AZ. This was unusual for me, since I wasn’t Catholic. I had accompanied my mother-in-law, who was mourning her husband. This had been a place they had liked to stop and pray. As I knelt, I prayed: “God, I don’t understand the […]

Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 8: Women Have a Role in the Church

May 27, 2015 | 2 responses

One of the things I love about the Catholic Church is that she is a loving mother, always nurturing her children.  I am quite active in the Church, working on my Master’s in Ministry for the Laity.  What will this allow me to do?  Many things: pastoral associate/minister, college/high school chaplain, hospital/prison chaplain (with additional […]

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