“I needed to come back home.” – Dr. Ray Guarendi

March 22, 2019 | No Comments

Dr. Ray Guarendi was raised Catholic, but there was a lot he never learned, or if he did learn it, it didn’t sink in. For a number of years, he…

An Atheist Goes to the Adoration Chapel – John Knutsen

February 22, 2019 | No Comments

Though raised Catholic, John Knutsen didn’t really believe in God, and when his brother died of AIDS, he decided he was done with religion forever. A few years later, during…

Finding the Real Jesus – Al Kresta

February 08, 2019 | No Comments

Though baptized Catholic, Al Kresta was far more interested in drugs and music during his teenage years. After a disturbing LSD trip that awakened a spiritual hunger in him, Al…

“I realized there were certain Bible verses I could no longer preach around.” – Fr. Ed Meeks

January 25, 2019 | No Comments

Fr. Edward Meeks was raised Catholic, and even went to seminary, but in the confusion going on in the Church in the 1960’s and 70’s, he ended up leaving to…

“I was an atheist, plain and simple.” – Nathaniel Hurd

October 26, 2018 | No Comments

Nathaniel Hurd didn’t believe in God as a young man, but it wasn’t necessarily because he was hostile to faith; he just didn’t take the idea seriously. Later on, he…

“My Catholic friend knew his Bible.” – Dr. John Bergsma

September 28, 2018 | No Comments

Throughout his life, Dr. John Bergsma had a strong relationship with Jesus, from his days as the son of a military chaplain to his time serving as a Christian Reformed…

“I understood it intellectually, but did I believe it?” – Jay Richards

September 07, 2018 | No Comments

Jay Richards grew up in a faithful Christian household, and didn’t really consider the Catholic faith until he started to meet well-formed, intelligent Catholics who by their witness inspired him…

Community or Chaos? – Steve Ray

August 10, 2018 | No Comments

Steve Ray prayed the “sinner’s prayer” at age four, but had his first real conversion of heart at 17 after hearing the preaching of Billy Graham. He went on to…

“I Was an Atheist.” – Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble

July 20, 2018 | No Comments

Though raised Catholic, Sr. Theresa Aletheia’s questions about the issue of evil and suffering in the world made her doubt the existence of God, and by her teenage years, she…

“Bring Your Gifts Into the Church With You.” – Seth Paine

June 29, 2018 | No Comments

Seth Paine was a committed Christian his whole life, but was an adult before he ever attended his first Mass. And the first time he showed up, he was asked…

“What is the Church?” – Tom Murphy

May 18, 2018 | No Comments

Though he considered himself a committed Christian from his teenage years on, Tom Murphy struggled with the idea of belonging to any particular church. After all, with so many different…

Converted by the Cross – Fr. Jurgen Liias

April 13, 2018 | No Comments

As a refugee of post-war Germany, Fr. Jurgen came to America with his family in 1952 and was given shelter by an Episcopal priest in Massachusetts. Fr. Liias went on…

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