“I am a former Protestant minister.” The words sounded as if someone else had spoken them. I was in the office of the pastor of the local Catholic parish. At that moment, I realized that my whole life was defined in terms of what I used to be. A silent wave washed over me: I used to be employed; I used to be a homeowner; I used to be confident and focused.
I was a child of the manse. My father was a Presbyterian minister and my mother the director of Christian education. I had a good Christian upbringing and after college served as a lay Presbyterian missionary in Caracas, Venezuela.
An excited Southern Baptist associate pastor, Fr. Gray Bean, eventually saw the logic of his Protestant doctrines falling one by one. Eventually through the Eucharist, Gray was led into the Catholic Church. Soon after, he was recruited for the seminary and is now a Catholic priest.
Father John was reared in North Carolina in a faithful fundamentalist Southern Baptist home. He has loved Jesus as long as he can remember. He never met a Catholic until he went to college. From his youth he had a love of medicine. While in college he entered the Presbyterian church. He became a physician […]
Bishop Eidsvig is the Catholic Bishop of Olso, Norway. Reared in the State Lutheran Church of Norway, Bishop Eidsvig never felt comfortable with either Lutheran theology or the Lutheran liturgy. After attending a Lutheran seminary he contacted some Dominican brothers and asked to be received into the Catholic Church. Kristine Dingstad is the daughter of a conservative […]