Fr. Ian Ker: Former Anglican
Fr. Ker was brought in a conventional Anglican church. He was sent to an Anglican school. He stopped attending church when he began school at Oxford. He had his conversion to Christ in his second year of university, while studying in Florence, Italy. Upon returning to Oxford, he began attending an Anglo-catholic parish, where he began to learn many ancient Catholic doctrines. With his discovery of the Catholic teachings of the papacy, Fr. Ker felt, to be consistent in his faith, it was necessary for him to be in full-communion with the successor of St. Peter in Rome. Fr. Ian Ker, the world renowned Newman scholar, is Senior Research Fellow at St Benet’s Hall, Oxford and has taught both English literature and theology at universities in Great Britain and the United States. He is the author and editor of more than twenty books on Cardinal Newman, including the definitive biography (1988). Fr. Ker is also the author of The Catholic Revival in English Literature, 1845-1961.