Scott Bloch: Former Evangelical – The Journey Home Program

July 14, 2014 | one response

Scott grew up in the entertainment world. His parents were Broadway actors and later his father wrote for TV shows. His father was Jewish and his mother Protestant, but Scott was brought up with no real religious influence. For a time, as a boy, the family lived in England. It was there, in school, that […]

On Whose Authority? – Conversion Story of Father Raymond Ryland

June 2, 2014 | 18 responses

Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D., is a former minister of the Episcopal Church. In 1963 he was received with his wife, Ruth, and their five children into the Catholic Church. Twenty years later, he was ordained to the priesthood of the Catholic Church, with a dispensation from the rule of celibacy. Currently, he serves as chaplain for Catholics United for the Faith and on the boards of both that apostolate and The Coming Home Network. He is also a regular columnist for The Catholic Answer Magazine, and he serves as an assistant at St. Peter’s Church in Steubenville, Ohio.

Fr. Jürgen Liias: Former Episcopal Priest – The Journey Home Program

May 19, 2014 | no responses

Born in the Black Forest Region of post-war Germany, Fr. Jürgen came to America, with his parents, in 1952. The family was given shelter by an Episcopal priest in Massachusetts. His new pastor had a profound effect on him and the call to ordained minister was present as far back as he can remember. Ordained an […]

“I wonder what sort of a tale we’ve fallen into?” – Conversion Story of Peggy Gibson

April 28, 2014 | 15 responses

My story began as a cradle Anglican, which means I have been surrounded by beautiful words of prayer my whole life. As long as I can remember I have come into God’s presence on the Lord’s day praying “Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy Holy Name.” Each week we approached Holy Communion praying “Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his Blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his Body and our souls washed through his most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us” (The Book of Common Prayer).

Paul McCusker: Former Baptist – The Journey Home Program

April 14, 2014 | no responses

Paul was reared a Baptist and was active in the Jesus Movement of the 1970′s.  Influenced by his love for England he later became an Anglican. Confusion in the Anglican communion caused him to begin to seek answers to the question of Church authority, which led him home to the Catholic Church. Paul has worked with […]

Br. Rex Anthony Norris: Former Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian – The Journey Home Program

April 7, 2014 | no responses

Br. Rex Anthony Norris of Little Portion Hermitage discusses what led him home to the Catholic Church. Br. Rex was previously Presbyterian, Methodist and Episcopalian. He discusses his journey with Jesus into his religious vocation and how that led him home the the Catholic Church. Br. Rex assists CHNetwork by counseling men and women on […]

Fr. Dennis Garrou: Former Anglican Priest – The Journey Home Program

March 31, 2014 | one response

Fr. Garrou was reared in the faith in an independent Bible Church. He graduated from Wheaton College, in Illinois, majoring in the Bible and then attended attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, IL. Years later he served as a licensed lay United Methodist minister. Then he was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1994. From 2000 to […]

Full Communion – Conversion Story of Fr. Donald Flumerfelt

November 4, 2013 | 4 responses

In my youth, my whole family was actively involved in many aspects of the United Church of Canada in Calgary, Alberta and in Montreal, Quebec. They were good and creative years. My call to ministry came while serving as a counselor for a church camp outside Montreal. One beautiful summer morning, the sun was dancing off the water and a gentle breeze was blowing.

Towards Unity – Conversion Story of Fr. Jürgen Liias

September 3, 2013 | 12 responses

After 40 years as an Episcopal priest, Jurgen Liias became a Catholic in August 2012. In April 2013 he was ordained a Catholic priest through the Anglican Ordinariate. A community of about 25 other former Anglicans have joined him in forming the parish of St. Gregory the Great of the US Anglican Ordinariate in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.

My Journey from the Episcopal Church to the Catholic Church – Conversion Story of Rebecca Hoekstra

July 22, 2013 | 15 responses

After falling in love with the liturgy, Rebecca Hoekstra was disenchanted by the lack of unity in the Anglican church. Seeing the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, she had a desire to enter the Church Christ founded.

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