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Anglican & Episcopalian

Hear the stories of Catholic converts from an Anglican/Episcopalian background and learn what led them to embrace the Catholic Church.

“I think any thinking Anglican will find himself asking some very, very difficult questions. Because of course the Anglican Church takes the notion of apostolicity seriously and takes history seriously and sacrament. But where do they get those sacraments? Where does that episcopacy come from?”

– Thomas Howard, Author of Evangelical Is Not Enough

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Msgr Graham Leonard: An Anglican Bishop who became Catholic

Former Anglican Bishop of London shares his story on The Journey Home

Following Newman to Rome

Former Episcopal priest Andrew Petiprin shares how John Henry Newman influenced his journey to the Catholic faith.

Br. Bonaventure Chapman, O.P. 5:29

“We all went to Oxford as Episcopalians, and we left as Catholics.”


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Apologia pro Via Sua

by John Henry Newman

John Henry Newman, one of the towering figures of the early Victorian Church of England, caused shock and outrage in equal measure when he announced his espousal of Roman Catholicism in 1845. His Apologia, written nearly twenty years later in response to a scurrilous public attack by Charles Kingsley, is a superbly crafted response to those who criticized his actions and questioned his motives, and traces his spiritual development since boyhood, his close involvement in the high church Tractarian Movement and his agonizing decision to reject the church he had been born into.


by G.K. Chesterton

 Chesterton was one of the most stimulating and well-loved writers of the 20th century. His 100 books, and hundreds of essays and columns on a great variety of themes have made G.K. Chesterton the most widely quoted writer of modern times. Here is Chesterton in his own words, in a book he preferred not to write, but did so near the end of his life after much insistence by friends and admirers. It is a stimulating, exciting, tremendously interesting book. It is a draught—indeed, several draughts one after the other—of human and literary champagne.”

Lead Kindly Light: My Journey to Rome

by Thomas Howard

Through his prolific and highly regarded writing, Thomas Howard’s name is familiar to Protestants and Catholics alike, but many have never heard the story of his conversion to Catholicism. With grace, charm, and wit, Dr. Howard describes his journey from Evangelicalism to Anglicanism, and finally, to the Church of Rome. In a world saturated with fashionable unbelief, Howard’s testimony inspires and informs. Fr. Richard Neuhaus calls it “a marvelously engaging remembrance.