Hear the stories of Presbyterians who were drawn to come home to the Catholic Church.
“I am a former Protestant minister. Like so many others who have trodden the path that leads to Rome by way of that country known as Protestantism, I never imagined I would one day convert to Catholicism.”
– Marcus Grodi, former Presbyterian Pastor, President of the CHNetwork
A FEW GREAT VIDEOS
Dr. Kenneth Howell 5:29
A former Calvinist and professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, in Jackson, Mississippi now says, “I’ve never regretted for a day becoming Catholic.”
Scott & Kimberly Hahn 56:11
On this thirteenth anniversary episode, Marcus Grodi reflects with Scott and Kimberly Hahn on their shared journey from cradle Presbyterians to Catholic apologists and the effect it has had on them as individuals and as a family.
Wesley Bancroft 2:36
“I went on a journey and found the Catholic claims to be both biblically sound and to be rooted in tradition. It was the Eucharist that brought me to the Catholic Church.”
A FEW GREAT WRITTEN STORIES
Led by the Good Shepherd to the Catholic Church
I was raised in a small-town, Southern Baptist church in Virginia, where I, along with my sister and my two brothers, attended Sunday school and, with our parents, church nearly every Sunday that I can remember. In my early teen years, I responded to a preacher’s invitation to accept Christ as my Lord and Savior and was baptized. I felt as though my sins were washed away and there was a new beginning and opportunity for me ahead.
A Protestant Historian Discovers the Catholic Church
A. David Anders, PhD
I grew up an Evangelical Protestant in Birmingham, Alabama. My parents were loving and devoted and instilled in me a respect for the Bible as the Word of God, and a desire for a living faith in Christ. From an early age, I absorbed the notion that the highest possible calling was to teach the Christian faith. I suppose it is no surprise that I became a Church historian, but becoming a Catholic was the last thing I expected.
From Calvinism to Catholicism
As a Protestant, I had always had vague notions that the earliest Christians were essentially the same as Protestants today in theology and style of worship. The Re-“formation” was all about removing from it all the superstitious and silly doctrines and practice imposed upon it in the Middle Ages by the Catholic Church. I soon found that these vague notions I held about the early Church could not have been more erroneous.
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RECOMMENDED BOOKS & OTHER RESOURCES FOR PRESBYTERIANS
Rome Sweet Home
by Scott & Kimberly Hahn
Well-known Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been traveling and speaking all over North America about their conversion from staunch Presbyterianism to the Catholic faith. In Rome Sweet Home these two outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism.
How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming into the Catholic Church
by Kevin Lowry
A preacher’s kid at a Catholic university, Kevin Lowry settled into a double major in beer and billiards soon followed by uncomfortable run-ins with pious students, failing grades, increasing anxiety, a missing night and the startling realization that some fellow students actually attended Mass the morning after a party instead of sleeping it off. After getting kicked out, Kevin got his act together, got the MBA, and also got the girl. Meanwhile, God was working, drawing him to the inevitable conclusion that Catholicism was true despite his objections.
Stunned by Scripture: How the Bible Made Me Catholic
Dr. John Bergsma
The Pope, devotion to Mary, confession … just where are these topics in the Bible? Why does the Catholic Church seem to focus on so many things that aren’t Scriptural? Or so thought former Protestant pastor John Bergsma. Stunned by Scripture is an engaging examination of the things Dr. Bergsma once considered obstacles to ever becoming Catholic himself. Over an eighteen-month spiritual journey, Bergsma was stunned again and again by the biblical support he found for even the stickiest teachings of the Catholic Church.