Dr. Jay Budziszewski: Former Atheist and Episcopalian
Jay was raised in a devout Baptist family. His grandfather was a Polish Baptist minister. During his teen years he was “pious but not holy.” He eventually slipped into atheism, caused, he says, by his intellectual pride. He became a college professor, teaching government and philosophy. His reading of Catholic authors brought him back to faith in Christ. He wasn’t yet ready to go all the way and compromised by becoming an Episcopalian. The moral decline in the Anglican communion finally motivated him to complete his journey to the Catholic Church.