A Prodigal Son Returns – Conversion Story of Randy Hain

May 22, 2012 | one response

I feel incredibly blessed to have found the Truth of the Catholic Church at the age of 40 after spending over two decades in what I call the “spiritual wilderness,” a time when I had no faith in my life. This departure from God began in my teen years as I started to have serious doubts about my compatibility with the Baptist church and stopped attending at the age of 16. This rebellion then evolved to me declaring that I was an agnostic in college and later spending years as a workaholic who was too busy for God. A familiar tale, perhaps?

Chris Padgett – Deep in Scripture 05/16/2012

May 16, 2012 | no responses

Matthew 2:10-11 [10] When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; [11] and going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 2 Peter 1:9 [9] For whoever lacks […]

Towards the Light of His Truth – Conversion Story of Todd Meade

May 14, 2012 | 5 responses

I read more on the histories of various denominations and competing theologies and, in the process, my eyes were opened to the fundamental fallacy of the doctrine of sola scriptura, the idea that the Bible alone is the sole authority for Christian belief. As I later discovered, so many people who end up becoming Catholic realized that the belief that all Christian teachings must be found in the Bible is not itself taught in the Bible!

How Not to Become a Catholic, Part Four – Reflections on Conversion by James Tonkowich

May 8, 2012 | 3 responses

The following is Part 3 in a continuing series. If you missed Part 1 go here,  Part 2 here , and Part 3 here. (First published on May 4, 2012 at When stating their objections to the Catholic Church, most Protestant Christians have two impressions. First, the Catholic Church is thought to be somewhere on a scale from hating the […]

Dr George Harne: Former Anglican/Pentecostal – Journey Home Program

May 7, 2012 | no responses

Dr. Harne is the President of the College of St. Mary Magdalen

Two Journeys, One Destination – Conversion Story of Richard and Ruth Ballard

May 7, 2012 | 3 responses

Ruth: That Good Friday, I carefully took out white construction paper and the big, thick crayons that normally were reserved for my coloring books. Slowly, and very deliberately, I drew three crosses, the middle one in red. I don’t know how long I sat there, but I remember talking to Jesus in my own child-like way. That is my first memory of prayer or any understanding, however rudimentary, of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for the sins of the world. I was a preschooler, not yet attending kindergarten, but this memory is still so vivid and detailed that it doesn’t seem that almost fifty years have passed.

Shane Kapler – Deep in Scripture 05/02/2012

May 2, 2012 | no responses

Ephesians 1:22 and 4:7,11-16 [22] and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, _____ [7] But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. ____ [11] And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some […]

The Wisdom of Hindsight: What we can learn from the experience of Father John Thayer – by Marcus Grodi

April 30, 2012 | one response

For years, I’ve been fascinated with a little-known figure in American Church history: Father John Thayer (1758-1815). He served as chaplain to John Hancock during the American Revolution, was the first American born priest of Boston and missionary to Kentucky, and his 1798 Fourth of July sermon is included in the list of Great American […]

A “Convoluted” Pathway Home – Conversion Story of Peter Doane

April 30, 2012 | one response

A “Convoluted” Pathway Home by Peter Doane Someone once pointed out to me that when one commits one’s life to the Lord this journey seems to become “convoluted.” I would tend to agree. My journey back to the Catholic Church is one full of joy and pain, saints and sinners, angels and demons, and finally, […]

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