Leslie Blackwell: Revert from Secularism – The Journey Home Program

May 12, 2014 | 4 responses

Leslie grew up in an active Catholic home. As a child she loved everything Catholic. The many social changes of the 1960′s and the distractions of college drew her away from the faith. After college she obtained a position as a TV talk show host. Soon after she found she was pregnant. Seeing no other alternative, she […]

Confessions of an Ex-Feminist – Conversion Story of Lorraine V. Murray, Ph.D.

July 9, 2012 | 2 responses

I was in the newsstand of a Miami bus terminal, my saddle oxfords a bit scuffed and my uniform crumpled after a steamy day of classes, when I spotted something that utterly horrified me. It was not an X-rated magazine, but something much worse: a book called “Why I Am Not a Christian” by Bertrand Russell.

A Child Who Led Me – Conversion Story of Cynthia Scodova

December 20, 2011 | 7 responses

A Feminist Rebellion

I was raised in the Grace Brethren Fundamentalist branch of Protestant Christianity during the 1960’s and 70’s. I am grateful for a lot of the Bible-based teaching I learned there and from my mother; for the steeping and memorization of Bible passages; for all the wonderful stories that engrossed me; for the hearing the words of Jesus and His pure love. But my rebellious bent began to grow as I reached 15 and became skeptical about the manner of this branch of Christianity and the hypocrisy I witnessed around me and inside me. I wanted nothing to do with youth group. I had a strong dislike of the “saving of souls” that took place at the end of the preaching during particularly sad hymns. I took to sneaking out of the church and driving around in my parents’ car during the service. My absconding intensified when my pastor claimed to know when the world was going to end and picked a day that came and went while he remained at the pulpit.

Charlie & Kathleen Feicht: Revert & Convert – The Journey Home Program

June 11, 2001 | no responses

Charlie’s father was Catholic and his mother was Methodist. He was brought up Catholic but was caught up in the madness of the ‘60’s and fell away from the faith. He finally met Christ, through a friend, while in Medical school. Kathleen was adopted into a family that moved often and worshiped in several denominations, […]

Carolyn Kollegger: Revert from Secularism – The Journey Home Program

March 26, 2001 | no responses

Carolyn was baptized as a Catholic and went to Catholic grade school but was not raised in the faith at home. At a very young age she started modeling and acting. After winning the Miss Ohio pageant she went to New York and to begin her acting career. In the midst of success she felt […]

Tim Drake: Former Lutheran – The Journey Home Program

March 12, 2001 | no responses

Tim was reared in a faithful Lutheran home in Minnesota. He fell in love with Christ while preparing for confirmation as a teen. In college he lived in the Lutheran campus ministry house. He considered the possibility of becoming a pastor but instead became a high school teacher. The experience of marrying a Catholic girl […]

Dr. Dolores Grier: Former Baptist – The Journey Home Program

January 22, 2001 | no responses

Dr. Grier is an African American pro-life activist and non-fiction author. When Grier was a teenager she converted to Roman Catholicism. She graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. In 1980 she heard a “persuasive, dynamic speech in defense of all human life from conception” by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and […]

Paul Swope: Former New Age – The Journey Home Program

December 11, 2000 | no responses

Paul was not brought up in any church. When he was 14 he became deeply involved in Transcendental Meditation. After college he decided to hitchhike around the world. While in Switzerland, he discovered the L’Abri community, of Francis Schaeffer, which began to open his heat God. After returning home, he discovered C. S. Lewis and […]

Colin Donovan: Life-long Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 6, 2000 | no responses

Marcus and Colin answer open line questions. Colin is Vice President for Theology at EWTN. He has a Licentiate in Sacred Theology, with a specialization in moral theology, from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum), in Rome. He earned a BTh from the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, British Columbia. […]

Dr. Dale Peterson, MD: Former Presbyterian – The Journey Home Program

October 30, 2000 | no responses

Dale grew up a nominal Christian family. At the age of 15 he decided he wanted to be a physician. In college and medical school he would sometimes attend a Unitarian church. After marrying, he and his wife thought they should attend church for their three children. After several years he realized that he needed […]

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