Taking Courage: How God Drew Me into the Light of His Church – Conversion Story of Alicia Smith*

July 21, 2014 | one response

“Learning about Catholicism, after being schooled by Protestants, I felt like I had only been allowed to view little random pieces of incredible artwork. It is only now that I understand the pieces were a single, beautiful masterpiece.” After a rocky childhood, Alicia joined the US Navy, which brought about stability and order in her life. Life in the Navy prepared her for life in an unexpected place: the Catholic Church.

Collin Raye: Former Baptist – The Journey Home Program

May 26, 2014 | no responses

Collin was brought in the Baptist church in Arkansas. As a young boy he loved music. Under the name Bubba Wray, he recorded as one-fourth of the country band The Wrays between 1983 and 1987. Throughout all this he continued to have a deep faith in Jesus Christ. As a young adult, he was surprised to notice […]

Leslie Blackwell: Revert from Secularism – The Journey Home Program

May 12, 2014 | 2 responses

Leslie grew up in an active Catholic home. As a child she loved everything Catholic. The many social changes of the 1960′s and the distractions of college drew her away from the faith. After college she obtained a position as a TV talk show host. Soon after she found she was pregnant. Seeing no other alternative, she […]

Rejoicing in Suffering, Colossians 1:24 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – with Fr. Ray Ryland

March 27, 2014 | no responses

Today is a special re-air of a program broadcast on 05/25/2011 in which we interviewed Fr. Ray Ryland. We are sharing this program in honor of Fr. Ryland who passed from this life on Thursday, March 20th, 2014. Fr. Ryland served as a naval officer in World War II before he attended Union Theological Seminary […]

Joseph Pearce: Former Agnostic – The Journey Home Program

February 6, 2014 | 3 responses

Marcus welcomes returning guest, former agnostic, and author of the autobiographic book Race With the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love to discuss his conversion to the Catholic Church.

Re-Entering the Kingdom of God – Conversion Story of Paul Lambert

November 11, 2013 | no responses

After a heart-wrenching encounter with a priest, devout Catholic Paul Lambert fell into a deep depression of sin, alcoholism, and godlessness. After incarceration and much suffering, he discovered the wound he had kept from the Lord and made his way into full communion with the Church of his youth.

I Did It Afraid! – Conversion Story of Cheryl Ann Masaitis-Spychaj

August 5, 2013 | 5 responses

Cheryl Ann, who dreamed of being a missionary and mother of many children, has felt the hand of God throughout her whole life. Facing the crisis of scandal in the Catholic Church, she left to become an Evangelical Christian. An unexpected turn of events awakened a longing desire for Jesus in the Eucharist, which brought her home to the Church of her youth.

You Have the Words of Eternal Life – Conversion Story of Chris LaRose

June 25, 2013 | 4 responses

I continued to pray, to lead Bible studies, prayer groups, and Life in the Spirit seminars, became a Stephen Ministries leader, prepared for ordination, and became a Methodist pastor — all in just three years! While I was living in the church parsonage, I was watching TV one day and I happened upon a Catholic nun (Mother Angelica) who was teaching from the Bible on her own network, EWTN! This station was all our family watched from that day on. We began praying the Rosary, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, and the Liturgy of the Hours — as Protestants!

Hope that the World Cannot Give – Conversion Story of John Nahrgang

January 28, 2013 | no responses

Even as a sophomore I knew that I wanted to attend Notre Dame. Its Catholic identity wasn’t really a factor at all; its academic reputation, quality of student life (as reported by Princeton Review), and the memories of my first visit there drove my decision. I didn’t know what to make of Catholicism at all. One of the essays on the Notre Dame application dealt with a “spiritual topic” of our choosing. I chose to write about my impressions of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse.

The Past to God’s Mercy, the Present to His Love, and the Future to His Providence – by Kenneth J. Howell Ph.D.

December 31, 2012 | no responses

In my 16 years as a Catholic, I have come to understand these words with an increasing appreciation of their wisdom and truth. Often wise priests console their penitents in the confessional to commit the past to God’s mercy, knowing that we cannot change what has already taken place. When we muse over our past sins or failures, such wise confessors encourage us to let go of our past and place it into the merciful hands of God.

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