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Fr. M. Price Oswalt: Former Episcopalian

July 21, 2014

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 at home and was baptized. In college he became friend with a Catholic boy and through him a Catholic priest who invited him to become a Catholic. Twenty-six months he was in seminary and headed ... more
Marcus Grodi

Requirements for the Transition From Protestant Minister to Catholic Priest

September 15, 2011

For nearly 18 years, we in the CHNetwork have been dedicated to standing beside Protestant ministers on their journeys home to the Catholic Church. Our goal has been to do all we can to help them come home, and especially to help them find avenues for using their ministerial gifts, training, and experience. This has certainly not always been easy, and frankly we have not always been successful. To those of you whom we may have failed, we deeply apologize — and we still want to do all we can! ... more
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Fr. Donald Calloway, M.I.C.: Kicked Out of Japan as a Teen, Encountered Christ through Mary

July 23, 2007

Father Donald lived the wild life as a teenager. He was so reckless that the government of Japan kicked him out of the country when he was a teen. He wondered hopelessly as a Grateful Deadhead, existing on macaroni & cheese and massive amounts of drugs. Thought his turmoil, his parents became Catholic — through the witness of a Filipino lady. On a night that he was sure he was going to die, he was radically converted to Christ when he happened upon a book on the apparitions of the Blessed ... more