Catching Roman Fever – Conversion Story of David Mills

October 17, 2011 | 2 responses

What beauty was once ours,” I said to my wife as we drove along the coast north of Boston, looking over the waving salt marsh grasses to the ocean just beyond and the blue sky stretching above. My wife and I had lived for thirteen years on this coast, first in a city called Beverly […]

My Canterbury Trail to Rome – Conversion Story by Taylor Marshal

October 10, 2011 | 3 responses

My Canterbury Trail to Rome by Taylor Marshal When I was eight years old, my best friend informed me that I would be going to hell since I had not yet been baptized. My best friend had been raised in a devout Missouri Synod Lutheran home, and he knew well enough that he belonged to […]

A Place to Stand – Conversion Story of Todd Hartch, Ph.D.

September 19, 2011 | 2 responses

A Place to Stand by Todd Hartch, Ph.D. The liturgy at the Episcopal Church in Greenwich, Connecticut, where I went every Sunday with my family as I was growing up in the 1970s was beautiful. But it confused me because most of the people there, including the ministers, did not seem to me to believe […]

Into Peter’s Ark – Conversion Story of Thomas Storck

September 12, 2011 | 3 responses

I found other aspects of Catholic life attractive as well. For example, while a senior in high school, the reading of Richard Tawney’s Religion and the Rise of Capitalism began a lifelong passion for the social teaching of the Catholic Church. All these things were attracting me to Rome during my years as an Anglican, although I tried to keep the emotional pull of Rome separate from my intellectual considerations about conversion.

Dr. Benjamin Alexander: Former Episcopalian – The Journey Home Program

September 5, 2011 | no responses

Dr. Alexander is a professor of English at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

From Hatred to Hope – Conversion Story of Daniel Burke

August 23, 2011 | 2 responses

From Hatred to Hope: One Man’s 20 Year Journey into the Catholic Faith by Daniel Burke. My first exposure to Catholicism was through an abusive step-father. A few key memories include our home being destroyed end-to-end in a drunken rage, and forensic photographs of my mother after a brutal encounter. My most prominent memory is of gunfire in our home during a shouting match between him and my mother. I was only nine years old. Not the greatest introduction to the faith.

Dr. Richard Smith: Former Anglican Priest – The Journey Home Program

August 8, 2011 | no responses

Dr. Smith is a professor of Latin & Greek at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Affirming All Things – Conversion Story of Father Dwight Longenecker

May 16, 2011 | no responses

Taking dramatic steps of faith runs in the family. In the eighteenth century, my ancestors left Switzerland for the new colony of Pennsylvania to find religious freedom. The two Longenecker brothers were Mennonites — members of an Anabaptist sect so strict that it had been persecuted by John Calvin.

I Never Dreamed I’d Be Married to a Catholic Priest! – Conversion Story of Ruth Ryland

May 13, 2011 | no responses

The thirteen years my husband, Ray, served as an Episcopal priest were exciting, fulfilling years. We had both come from a Disciples of Christ background, and we found the intellectual and liturgical ethos of the Episcopal Church very satisfying. But questions arose: Who was right? Which were the teachings faithful to the Gospel? Who was to say which teachings were true or false? Where was the locus of authority?

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