Fr. David Medow: Lutheran Minister Becomes Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

July 29, 2002 | no responses

Father David was raised on the north side of Chicago in a Swedish Lutheran home. He was very active in the church in his youth. He studied politics at Georgetown before receiving a call to the Lutheran ministry, to which he was ordained in 1985. Through participating in summer Biblical Conferences at Mundelein Seminary in […]

Fr. Rolf Tollefson: United Church of Christ Who Became a Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

July 8, 2002 | no responses

Father Rolf was reared in the United Church of Christ and was very active in the choir and other youth activities. As a pre-med student, he became interested in the historic Church. The writings of Josef Cardinal Ratzinger were a special help to him. He began to pray the Divine Office and was received into […]

Fr. Richard Delzingaro: Non-denominational Minister Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

May 13, 2002 | no responses

Father Richard is a late vocation to the Barnabite Fathers in Bethlehem, PA. A child of a mixed Catholic and Protestant marriage, he was raised a Baptist but later joined the Quakers while in college. He was attracted by their stance on peace and justice issues. Though he was always searching, studying theology, it was […]

Fr. Ray Ryland: Episcopal Priest Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

April 1, 2002 | no responses

Marcus and Father Ray answer open-line questions. Father  Ray was brought up in the Disciples of Christ denomination. After serving in the Pacific during World War II, Fr. Ray attended seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1950. Ministering in that denomination for over a decade, both he and his wife, Ruth, were led […]

Fr. Bryan Patterson: Lutheran Who Became a Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

February 4, 2002 | no responses

Marcus and Father Bryan answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Father Patterson was reared in a nominally Christian family. As a teen he accepted Jesus. Through a friend he joined the Lutheran Church. He was received into full-communion with the Catholic Church as a young adult. Though gifted in the field of science he […]

Fr. Philip Anderson: Former Agnostic – The Journey Home Program

November 5, 2001 | no responses

Father Philip grew up in a happy middle class family. His parents were searchers who raised him in a Unitarian congregation. As a teen, he rebelled and ran from God. Reading Aldous Huxley led him to believe that he could have mystical experiences through drugs. The positive influence of some professors in college let him […]

Fr Larry Heimsoth: Former Lutheran Minister – The Journey Home Program

September 10, 2001 | no responses

Father Larry was born in a very pious Missouri-Synod Lutheran home. At the age of six he first believed that God was calling him to be a Lutheran pastor. He went to seminary and became a Lutheran minister in 1971. In his first parish, in Texas, through contact with Baptist and an Episcopal priest friend […]

Fr. Terrence Staples: Former Assembly of God – The Journey Home Program

March 5, 2001 | no responses

Fr. Terry is a priest in the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia. Raised in the Baptist Church, he was later very active in the Assembly of God church before finding his way home to the Catholic Church at the age of 26. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 1986 with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering. […]

Deacon David Hess: Revert from Non-denominationalism – The Journey Home Program

February 19, 2001 | no responses

Deacon David grew up Catholic, in upstate New York, but fell away from the Church in his early teens. After he was married, while attending a Marriage Encounter weekend that he first recognized the impact of this decision of leaving the Church. During one of the breaks, his wife, Charmaine, started crying. She broke down […]

Dwight Longenecker: Former Anglican Priest – The Journey Home Program

September 18, 2000 | no responses

Dwight was reared, in Pennsylvania, in a devoted Evangelical Fundamentalist family. He majored in speech and English at Bob Jones University. Through a professor he was introduced to Anglican worship, coupled with this was his love of C.S. Lewis and T. S. Elliot. He heard a call to ministry. With a desire to be an […]

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