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

October 13, 2014 | no responses

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 […]

Cris Fouse: Former Episcopalian – The Journey Home Program

September 8, 2014 | 2 responses

Cris grew up during World War II while her father was fighting the war in Europe. She learned the faith from her grandmother who taught her the Lord’s Prayer and the 23rd Psalm and the Methodist congregation they attended. After she was married, she and her husband bounced through several denominations finally ending up in […]

A Glorious Journey – Conversion Story of Fr. Paul Chaim Benedicta Schenck

August 25, 2014 | 7 responses

I chose to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church when it became apparent to me that I no longer could confess the Creed, in which I made the claim to believe in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church and not be in communion with the Bishop of Rome, the Successor of St. Peter, and Pastor of the universal Church.

Dr. David Gregson: Former Presbyterian & Anglo-catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

August 4, 2014 | no responses

David was raised in a Protestant family. His father was a Presbyterian minister. In college he met a Catholic girl who he attempted to convert. She gave him a book of Catholic apologetics called “The Question Box”. This answered most of his argument against the Church. He began to attend Mass and was drawn to […]

And The Truth Will Set You Free: How I Was Reconciled to the Catholic Church – Conversion Story of Kathleen M. Gavlas

August 4, 2014 | 4 responses

I have to begin my conversion story by relating something of my family life. My father worked for the government as an air traffic controller. They transferred him wherever they wished even though he had a family. So, we moved from state to state when I was a little girl. My youngest brother and I were born in Minnesota, our home state. I was born in 1948 in Minnesota and baptized October 31 that same year in Selma, Alabama, which tells how often we moved. My other brother and sister were each born in a different Southern state. Because of our constant moving, establishing a stable spiritual home was quite difficult for us.

Fr. M. Price Oswalt: Former Episcopalian – The Journey Home Program

July 21, 2014 | no responses

Fr. Oswalt grew up in a nominal Methodist family, with parents who believed that the Catholic Church was evil. Even so, by the time he was 14 he felt a calling to be a priest. In high school a friend invited him to take photos at his wedding in an Episcopal parish. He felt very much […]

Taking Courage: How God Drew Me into the Light of His Church – Conversion Story of Alicia Smith*

July 21, 2014 | 14 responses

“Learning about Catholicism, after being schooled by Protestants, I felt like I had only been allowed to view little random pieces of incredible artwork. It is only now that I understand the pieces were a single, beautiful masterpiece.” After a rocky childhood, Alicia joined the US Navy, which brought about stability and order in her life. Life in the Navy prepared her for life in an unexpected place: the Catholic Church.

Scott Bloch: Former Evangelical – The Journey Home Program

July 14, 2014 | one response

Scott grew up in the entertainment world. His parents were Broadway actors and later his father wrote for TV shows. His father was Jewish and his mother Protestant, but Scott was brought up with no real religious influence. For a time, as a boy, the family lived in England. It was there, in school, that […]

On Whose Authority? – Conversion Story of Father Raymond Ryland

June 2, 2014 | 18 responses

Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D., is a former minister of the Episcopal Church. In 1963 he was received with his wife, Ruth, and their five children into the Catholic Church. Twenty years later, he was ordained to the priesthood of the Catholic Church, with a dispensation from the rule of celibacy. Currently, he serves as chaplain for Catholics United for the Faith and on the boards of both that apostolate and The Coming Home Network. He is also a regular columnist for The Catholic Answer Magazine, and he serves as an assistant at St. Peter’s Church in Steubenville, Ohio.

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