Fr. Tyson Wood: Former Lutheran Minister – The Journey Home Program

June 16, 2014 | 2 responses

Fr. Tyson grew up in a Lutheran family on Luther’s Small Catechism. As a teenager, he began to question such Protestant pillars as “sola Scriptura” and the equating of concupiscence with personal sin.  He thought to himself, if we can’t cooperate with God, because of total depravity, what it the purpose of living a moral […]

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.

Fr. Jürgen Liias: Former Episcopal Priest – The Journey Home Program

May 19, 2014 | no responses

Born in the Black Forest Region of post-war Germany, Fr. Jürgen came to America, with his parents, in 1952. The family was given shelter by an Episcopal priest in Massachusetts. His new pastor had a profound effect on him and the call to ordained minister was present as far back as he can remember. Ordained an […]

Fr. Dennis Garrou: Former Anglican Priest – The Journey Home Program

March 31, 2014 | one response

Fr. Garrou was reared in the faith in an independent Bible Church. He graduated from Wheaton College, in Illinois, majoring in the Bible and then attended attended Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, IL. Years later he served as a licensed lay United Methodist minister. Then he was ordained as an Episcopal priest in 1994. From 2000 to […]

Full Communion – Conversion Story of Fr. Donald Flumerfelt

November 4, 2013 | 4 responses

In my youth, my whole family was actively involved in many aspects of the United Church of Canada in Calgary, Alberta and in Montreal, Quebec. They were good and creative years. My call to ministry came while serving as a counselor for a church camp outside Montreal. One beautiful summer morning, the sun was dancing off the water and a gentle breeze was blowing.

9th Deep In History Conference, Panel Discussion – The Journey Home Program

February 6, 2012 | no responses

Marcus Grodi with Roy Schoeman, Mark Shea, Dr. Scott Hahn & Fr. Ray Ryland.

What kind of formation does the Church require to make the transition?

September 15, 2011 | no responses

Recently I received a copy of the following important document issued by Cardinal William Levada, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF). It describes the “Minimum Profile of Formation for Former Protestant Ministers Who Desire to Be Ordained Catholic Priests.”
I’m passing this along, especially for those of you who are clergy on the journey or converts contemplating the possibility of ordination as Catholic priests, but also for the rest of us who are praying for these highly gifted converts whom God is bringing home to the Church. If there are any questions or particular needs concerning this process, please do not hesitate to call us.

Fr. Ray Ryland – Deep in Scripture 05/25/2011 – Rejoicing in Sufferings

May 25, 2011 | no responses

Marcus Grodi is joined by CHNework chaplain Fr. Ray Ryland to discuss Colossians 1:24 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.

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