Deacon David Miller: Former Lutheran – The Journey Home Program

July 28, 2014 | no responses

Deacon David was born and raised Lutheran. His grandmother made sure that he was at Sunday school every week. He would read the Bible under his covers at night. Even with this background, after confirmation, he stopped attending church. For about 15 years he drifted spiritually. At one time he wanted something to hang from […]

Scott McDermott: Former Atheist – The Journey Home Program

October 13, 2003 | no responses

Scott grew up in Kentucky in an unchurched family. In reaction against what he saw the ignorance of fundamentalist Christians around him, at a very early age he declared himself an Atheist. At the same time, as a teen, he developed same sex attraction. In college, he became immersed in politics and the gay lifestyle. […]

Glen Allen: A Baptist Minister Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

July 14, 2003 | no responses

Glen was reared a Methodist, in the projects in Milwaukee, one of 10 children. At 13, he was sent to a Jesuit boarding school but he wasn’t interested and did not learn the Catholic faith. From his experiences in school, he came to dislike white people and the Catholic Church. In college, he met his […]

Dr. Dolores Grier: Former Baptist – The Journey Home Program

January 22, 2001 | no responses

Dr. Grier is an African American pro-life activist and non-fiction author. When Grier was a teenager she converted to Roman Catholicism. She graduated with a master’s degree in social work from Fordham University. In 1980 she heard a “persuasive, dynamic speech in defense of all human life from conception” by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and […]

Mark Shea: Former Non-denominational Evangelical – The Journey Home Program

March 3, 2000 | no responses

Marcus & Mark answer open-line questions. Mark says he is a double-jump convert. Having been reared, more or less, as an agnostic pagan, he became a non-denominational Evangelical in 1979, and entered the Catholic Church in 1987. Mark is the author of the books “By What Authority?: An Evangelical Discovers Catholic Tradition” and “Making Senses […]

Lovelace Howard: Former Episcopalian – The Journey Home Program

November 19, 1999 | no responses

Lovelace was reared in an evangelical Protestant home in Alabama. As a young woman she served for five years as a missionary in Japan. She married Thomas Howard in 1965 and became an Episcopalian and raised their children in that denomination. In the 1980’s, when she learned of Tom’s journey to the Catholic faith, she […]

Gordon Sibley: Former United Methodist Minister – The Journey Home Program

July 16, 1999 | no responses

Gordon grew up in a Christian home, raised and nurtured in the Methodist church. He drifted away in college and the army. He was drawn back to God through his future wife, Dale. After a few years he felt called to the ministry and was ordained a United Methodist pastor. Catholic spirituality and the riches […]

Dr. Mark Miravalle: Life-long Catholic – The Journey Home Program

May 1, 1998 | no responses

Mark was born in San Francisco, where he attended Catholic schools. He made his undergraduate studies in theology as a student in the St. Ignatius Institute of the University of San Francisco. He continued his studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas Angelicum in Rome where he earned a Licentiate of Sacred Theology […]

Larry & Joetta Lewis: Former Methodist Minister & Wife – The Journey Home Program

April 17, 1998 | no responses

Larry & Joetta were active in ministry in the United Methodist church for many years. Larry met a Catholic priest while in graduate school in Oral Roberts University. Through the patience and witness of this priest and other faithful Catholic friends, Larry & Joetta were helped to overcome their prejudices and misunderstandings about the Catholic […]