Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 2: Things To Love About the Mass

April 15, 2015 | no responses

by Cynthia Trainque The Mass—from the Latin, Missa; in Greek, Leitourgos, meaning “the work of the people”.  It is the most sacred and solemn action whereby heaven and earth meet.  It is the place where Catholics find their weekly (even daily) sustenance before heading out anew to live and proclaim the Good News of Jesus […]

Janet Schmittgen: Former Polish National Catholic

March 23, 2015 | no responses

Janet was raised in Pennsylvania. Her father was Polish National Catholic and her mother Lutheran. From a young age she was devoted to the church but she also had many question about the faith. When she was a teenager she began to rebel and bought into some of the lies of the “me generation”. In […]

Dr. Ian Murphy: A Former Baptist Minister

February 9, 2015 | one response

Ian, as a little boy, developed a love for the Scriptures and had read the entire Bible by the time he was eight years old. Sadly, at this point he became an agnostic because he felt that God, Jesus and the Gospel were too good to be true. By the time he was fourteen he was […]

Being Sent to Preach the Good News, Romans 10:13-21

February 4, 2015 | no responses

St. Paul quotes Joel that all who call upon the Lord will be saved. Did the Old Testament prophet Joel mean everyone or just the Jews? Building upon other OT prophesies, St. Paul emphasizes that for a person to call upon the Lord, that person must first believe the gospel, and for them to believe […]

An English Catholic Faith – Conversion Story of Joyce Schaeffer

February 2, 2015 | 6 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Michael Cousineau: An Assemblies of God Who Returned to the Catholic Church: The Journey Home Program

November 17, 2014 | 5 responses

Mike was brought up Catholic. While in college his journey away from the Church began when a friend’s mother led him in the sinner’s prayer. While in the military, a friend finished the process by challenging many core Catholic teachings. After he was married, he pulled the family completely out of the Church because he […]

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, […]

The Greatest Questions in Life – Conversion Story of Stuart Squires, Ph.D.

September 29, 2014 | 3 responses

What finally pushed me over the threshold to Catholicism, and into the Church at the Vigil of 2011, was not any theological argument, but a longing for the grace found in the Eucharist.

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