Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 4: Why We Love the Saints

April 29, 2015 | no responses

by Cynthia Trainque Having the family background that I do (I am the only one in my family of origin that is still Catholic—everyone else now worships at the local Assembly of God) I have been asked, “Why do Catholics pray to and worship saints?” I have been told that it is idolatry and it takes away […]

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

December 29, 2014 | 2 responses

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 […]

Dr. Matthew Cabeen: An Evangelical Protestant Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 3, 2014 | 3 responses

Matthew was brought up as an Evangelical Protestant. His parents had previously been active Jehovah’s Witnesses. As a child he was filled with a love and knowledge of the holy Scripture, as his parents hosted frequent Bible studies in their home. Matthew’s journey to the Catholic Church began when he was in college through the […]

Jack Tripp: A Baptist Who Returned to the Catholic Faith – The Journey Home Program

October 20, 2014 | no responses

Jack was brought up as a Boston Irish Catholic. Even though he was Catholic and the family prayed daily, the faith was never talked about in his home. When Jack graduated from high school in 1974, he took a Navy ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Rochester because he realized his parents didn’t have the […]

3 Treasures of the Church – Conversion Story of Allen Hunt

November 14, 2011 | 3 responses

My friend, Sean, watched his father, Henry, die. Henry had been a WWII hero, a flying Tiger. Henry radiated Yankee independence, frugality, and self-sufficiency. He built his own house in Connecticut. He loved time in the woods. He raised his children well. But now he was gone.

Sean’s mother, Mary, continued to live in their family home for the next few years, until she chose to move to Florida. My friend, Sean, helped her clean out the decades of belongings and collections from the family home so she could sell it and relocate. Fifty years of memories had accumulated in that old house.

Dr. David L. Hall: A Brethren in Christ Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

January 14, 2008 | no responses

David, a former Brethren in Christ minister, knew that commitment to Jesus Christ was important. He set out to find the best way to fulfill his commitment to Jesus. His journey of discovery led him to the beauty of the holy Catholic Church.

Jeffrey W. Bail: A Baptist Minister Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 8, 2004 | no responses

Jeff was brought up in a Christian home. At the age of 15 he received Jesus into his heart at a Christian concert. Form many years he ministered as an associate pastor and music minister in various Baptist congregations. Even with as successful ministry he felt empty. He longed for the Church that Jesus said […]

Julie Waters: Former Anglican, JH in Canada – The Journey Home Program

December 15, 2003 | no responses

Julie’s journey to the Catholic Church was guided through her desire for holiness and the example of the saints, especially St. Thomas More. Another aide in her journey was reading “Apologia Pro Vita Sua” by Blessed John Henry Newman. Julie now works for a group called Family Development of Canada.

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 […]

Dr. Paul Young: Non-denominational Pastor Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 10, 2001 | no responses

Paul was raised in a godly home. His father was a Baptist minister. As a teen he led the Campus Life Club and latter attended Dallas Theological Seminary and the Talbot School of Theology. During his studies, the many theologians who radically disagreed with one another but believed in the authority of the Bible disturbed […]

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