Jim was reared in a good Catholic family of 11 boys and 2 girls. He felt pressure to succeed. In college, he left the Catholic and indulged in women and drinking, though he attended the Episcopal church now and then. After school he was married and joined the CIA. By the time he was 35 he was an alcoholic. He returned to Christ, through a Catholic Charismatic group and became sober. To save his marriage, because his wife wasn’t Catholic, he began to attend an Episcopal church again. Even so, his marriage ended. He continued to be active in Protestant missions and ministry but the hunger for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist drew him home again to the Catholic Church.