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Fr. Ray Ryland: Former Episcopal Priest

June 6, 2011 One Comment

Fr. Ray Ryland has a long history in ministry, beginning with his calling at age 17 while he was in the Disciples of Christ Church.  He later became a priest in the Episcopal Church, before converting, with his wife and five children, to Catholicism in 1963.  Even though he fully expected to be a Catholic lay man for the remainder of his days, he still had within his heart a calling to minister.  In 1983, through the pastoral provision, Fr. Ray was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest.  He and Marcus discuss several topics including, vocation, the Church, Authority and salvation.