Fr. Jerry Brown: Former Episcopal Priest – The Journey Home

August 31, 2015 | no responses

Father Jerry grew up in Napa, California. His mother had been Catholic but he was baptized Presbyterian. After his baptism, his parents never brought him back to church. As a teen, while on a tour in Austria, he had an encounter with God in Salzburg Cathedral. Upon his return, he told his father he wanted to […]

Dr. Holly Ordway: Former Episcopalian

June 1, 2015 | one response

Holly grew up “culturally Christian”. The family never attended church and their wasn’t a Bible in the house but there was no hostility to religion. She was gripped by the Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. She had a glimpse of a world full of beauty and darkness but the darkness didn’t […]

John Collier: Former Episcopalian

March 9, 2015 | no responses

As a young boy, John’s family attending the Church of Christ. The family was told to leave when John’s dad began to teach in Sunday school that people in other denominations could be saved. From there they joined a Disciples of Christ congregation, where he learned Bible stories but not much doctrine. Later, his parents sent […]

An English Catholic Faith – Conversion Story of Joyce Schaeffer

February 2, 2015 | 7 responses

“The more real the English Church has been to you, and all your past experience in it, the more terrible the wrench.” — Fr. Basil Maturin I am thankful to have spent thirty-three years of my life as a member of the Episcopal Church. Since age ten, when my parents decided to attend the pretty […]

Joshua Bowman: A Former Anglican

January 19, 2015 | no responses

Joshua was raised Episcopalian. The family faithfully attended Sunday school and liturgy every week. Sadly, church was more of an apostrophe of the week than a major factor of the family’s life. As he grew older, Joshua drifted further away from faith into classical liberalism. By high school he was Episcopal in name only.  After many […]

I Found Jesus in a Graveyard – Conversion Story of Joshua Bowman

December 29, 2014 | one response

My journey of faith began in the Cub Scouts at the age of eleven, working towards my religious medal. While the priest was explaining the Episcopalian theory of the Eucharist, I was daydreaming, my fingers doodling in the plush, cream-colored carpet. It would be an understatement to say that my soul did not burn for […]

Brendan O’Morchoe: A Former Episcopalian

December 15, 2014 | no responses

Brendan grew up in Illinois in an Episcopal family. They attended church every Sunday but his faith didn’t really impact his life outside of church, except when he was having a bad time. With his father an Irish Protestant immigrant, he culture was anti-catholic. Brendan had no personal knowledge of Catholics or of Catholic teaching. […]

John Robinson: A Member of the Church of England Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 1, 2014 | no responses

John was brought up in England in the Anglican Communion.  He became active in music ministry in Anglican parishes in England. At one time he was the organist for Canterbury Cathedral. His journey to the Catholic Church began when he met his future wife, who was a convert to the Catholic faith. John is currently director of […]

Dr. Ryan Messmore: Methodist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 13, 2014 | one response

Ryan was born, along with his two sisters, in West Virginia, in a believing Methodist family. In college at Duke University, he was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In the fellowship, he taught a course on the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis, for seven semesters, where he met his future wife. After college, […]

History and the Necessity of Continuity – by Fr. Ray Ryland

October 9, 2014 | no responses

Fr. Ray Ryland, a convert from the Anglican Church, talks about the importance of continuity within Christianity and Christian history. He explores the concept of the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ. Additional Information: Discussion questions and study group on the CHNetwork forum. Download Study Guide Be sure to subscribe via Facebook, Twitter, or our email list  so that you are […]

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