Mike Aquilina: Revert from Agnosticism – The Journey Home Program

June 23, 2014 | no responses

Mike grew up in a sicilian ghetto in which it was expected that everyone was Catholic. With the upheaval of the ’60′s, when he was in the 6th grade, Catholic education seemed to become devoid of content. He began to think that Christianity was irrelevant and something not to be taken seriously. In college, he fell […]

Andy McNutt: Former Baptist – The Journey Home Program

June 2, 2014 | no responses

Andy was reared by two wonderful godly Christian Protestants. They raised his brother and him in a Methodist congregation until he was about 8. Then they joined a Southern Baptist congregation. Andy began his walk with Christ as a Baptist as a 10-year-old. At 17, he committed myself to full-time Christian service. His passions for education, formation, […]

Devin Rose: Former Atheist then Baptist – The Journey Home Program

April 21, 2014 | 8 responses

Devin was reared as a child as an atheist. In high school he became a militant atheist. In college, he began to have panic attacks. He prayed to God, “I don’t believe in you. But if you’re real help me!” He then picked up a Bible and began to read. After some months, a breakthrough […]

Paul McCusker: Former Baptist – The Journey Home Program

April 14, 2014 | no responses

Paul was reared a Baptist and was active in the Jesus Movement of the 1970′s.  Influenced by his love for England he later became an Anglican. Confusion in the Anglican communion caused him to begin to seek answers to the question of Church authority, which led him home to the Catholic Church. Paul has worked with […]

Brantly Millegan: Former Evangelical Protestant – The Journey Home Program

March 17, 2014 | one response

Brantly Millegan and his wife both grew up in Protestant churches and were fully received into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil 2010, a month before graduating from Wheaton College, the so-called “Harvard of evangelical schools”. Brantly describes his journey from the Evangelical tradition.

In the Middle of a Triangle – Conversion Story of Najib Nasr

January 13, 2014 | 2 responses

Najib lived most of his life in Lebanon as a pilot, growing up in a home split between Orthodox and Evangelical beliefs. After rediscovering the Bible and listening to American Protestant radio, Najib decided he needed to find the one, united Church that Christ established. The Early Church Fathers led him home to the Catholic Church.

St. Monica, Model of a Catholic Christian

August 27, 2013 | no responses

Today is the Memorial of St. Monica, the mother of the famous St. Augustine whose feast is tomorrow. In his Confessions, Augustine tells us of the last days of his mother’s life. It is one of the most moving tributes of a son to his mother that we have from the ancient world.

The Tiber: Neither Too Wide, Nor Too Deep – Conversion Story of James L. Papandrea, M.Div., Ph.D.

July 1, 2013 | 6 responses

It was my study of the Church Fathers that ignited within me the dormant flame of Catholicism. As many others who have gone before me found, one cannot study the history of the early Church without realizing that many Protestant doctrines — sola Scriptura, for example — were an invention of the Protestant reformation and do not actually reflect the understanding of the Church Fathers, let alone the Apostles. I also realized that the Catholic understanding of the Eucharist is consistent with the way the sacrament has been understood from the beginning.

Review of Clement of Rome and the Didache by Fr. Dwight Longenecker

May 3, 2013 | one response

“Kenneth Howell picks through the text to also expound Clement’s theology and understanding of the church. Clement is best known by apologists as an early example of the primacy of the Bishop of Rome since he writes from Rome with an assumed authority over the Church in Corinth…”

Coming Home – Conversion Story of Samuel Hopper

March 18, 2013 | one response

As I began to describe my works-laden justification, Mr. Pharis told me bluntly, “You’re not getting into heaven.” … He got my attention. I was not saved!

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