Marcus Grodi, Jim Anderson, and other Catholic convert guests continue to study their favorite verses from Saint Paul.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Fr. Ray Ryland
Father Ray Ryland, Ph.D., J.D., was a former minister of the Episcopal Church. In 1963 he was received with his wife, Ruth, and their five children into the Catholic Church. Twenty years later, he was ordained to the priesthood of the Catholic Church, with a dispensation from the rule of celibacy. He served as chaplain and board member for Catholics United for the Faith and the Coming Home Network. He was also a regular columnist for The Catholic Answer Magazine, and he served as an assistant at St. Peter’s Church in Steubenville, Ohio. Fr. Ryland passed away in March 2014. This story was originally published in This Rock magazine, January 1995.