Fr. Warren Tanghe

Fr. Warren Tanghe, former Episcopal priest

February 15, 2016

Fr. Warren Tanghe was baptized Catholic while his father was in the military. After receiving a few cold shoulders from the Catholic Church in his youth, he found warmth in the Episcopal Church. Fr. Warren accepted a call to ministry and was ordained an Episcopal priest. He had a deep desire for the Anglican Church to be reunited with the Catholic Church. Fr. Tangle helped many Anglicans return to the Catholic Church, including a group of Anglican sisters. ... more

“I wonder what sort of a tale we’ve fallen into?”

April 28, 2014

This question concludes one of my favorite passages from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (book IV, chapter VIII, “The Stairs of Cirith Ungol”). In the “tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way…but I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t…We hear about those as just went on.” Is my own life being crafted by ... more

Towards Unity

September 3, 2013

In a small Lutheran church located in the Black Forest Region of post-war Germany, I received the Sacrament of Baptism as an infant in 1948. My parents, displaced due to the Second World War, applied for emigration and, in the winter of 1951-52, with my younger brother and me, arrived in the United States and were settled into a displaced person camp in Massachusetts. Months later we were taken into the rectory of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Charlestown, MA. An old bachelor priest, the Rev. Wolcott Cutler, had filled ... more
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Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson: Former Episcopal Bishop

February 25, 2013

Msgr. Steenson was the first ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, in the United States, which ministers to former Anglicans who have become Catholics. A former air pilot, Msgr. Steenson served as the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande from 2005 until 2007, when he resigned and entered full communion with the Catholic Church. ... more
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Fr. Christopher Phillips: Former Episcopal Minister

May 3, 2010

Growing up Methodist, Fr. Phillips became an Anglican in college. Later, as an Episcopal priest, he, his wife and parishioners felt called to enter into full-communion with the Catholic Church. The Archbishop of San Antonio founded Our Lady of the Atonement parish with 18 people and Fr. Phillips, who was ordained a Catholic priest in 1983, as the pastor. It now has 600 families as well as a parish school with over 500 students, pre-k through high school. Marcus & Fr. Phillips talk about the new Anglican Ordinariate. The website is: www.usordinariate.org. ... more
Fr Eric Bergman

As Christ Loved the Church & Handed Himself over for Her, Ephesians 5:1-2, 21-33

February 25, 2009

Marcus welcomes former Episcopal priest Fr. Eric Bergman, currently a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, PA. Marcus and Fr. Eric discuss the Sacrament of Marriage as a model of the Church, as well as the roles of husbands and wives and Christ and His Mystical Body, the Church. Often a controversial set of verses, Fr. Eric discusses why the awesome unfolding of this verse was pivotal to strength of his marriage, his rejection of contraception, and, ultimately, his conversion to the Catholic Church. ... more
Fr Eric Bergman

Fr. Eric Bergman: Former Episcopalian Priest

October 22, 2007

Fr. Bergman found his way into the Catholic Church through being an Episcopal priest. Eventually Fr. Bergmen left the parish he was pastoring, accompanied by a large portion of his congregation, to enter the Catholic Church. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2007. ... more