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Dr. William Oddie: An Anglican Priest Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home

Dr. William Oddie: An Anglican Priest Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home

Published on Dec 9, 2014

Dr. Oddie was educated in a Nonconformist (Congregational) school. In rebellion, he became a self-styled atheist and secular humanist. Something of a mid-life crisis and reading C. S. Lewis brought him to faith in God through Jesus Christ. His newfound faith eventually led him to be ordained in the Church of England. Another crisis, sparked by modernist teaching and women’s ordination led him to full-communion with the Catholic Church. This episode of the Journey Home was recorded in the study of Blessed John Henry Newman at Littlemore, England. read more

Mark McNeil: A Jesus Only Pentecostal Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home

Mark McNeil: A Jesus Only Pentecostal Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home

Published on Nov 13, 2014

Mark’s parents did not often attend church, but at a young age he was permitted to participate at a Baptist congregation, where he was aware of God, loved the Scriptures and knew Jesus Christ. From the ages of 13 to 20, he became active in the United Pentecostal Church, which denies the Holy Trinity and teaches that the one Person, Jesus, manifested himself in three guises in history. After attending Bible College, Mark developed an interest in Trinitarian questions. He became an Assembly of God pastor, because that denomination believes in the Holy Trinity. Through his continued study and prayer, God eventually led him home to the Catholic Church. read more

Nolan & Tracy Spenst: Evangelicals Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home

Nolan & Tracy Spenst: Evangelicals Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home

Published on Nov 13, 2014

Nolan and Tracy are both from an Evangelical background. Nolan studied at Taylor University and Tracy earned a degree in Biblical Studies before their marriage. Nolan was ordained a minister in the Evangelical Church in North America, pastoring in Montana. Tracy’s desire to best live the Scriptures eventually led her to study the Catholic Church. Her studies caused tensions in their marriage. After a few years Nolan too began to study the Church. With many of their questions answered by a faithful Catholic friend, there were received into the Church in 2002. read more

Glen Allen: A Baptist Minister Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home

Glen Allen: A Baptist Minister Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home

Uploaded on Nov 13, 2014

Glen was reared a Methodist, in the projects in Milwaukee, one of 10 children. At 13, he was sent to a Jesuit boarding school but he wasn’t interested and did not learn the Catholic faith. From his experiences in school, he came to dislike white people and the Catholic Church. In college, he met his future wife, Elaine, who was a Baptist preacher’s kid. After they were married, Glen became a Baptist, and his father-in-law invited him to enter into the ministry, as an associate pastor. His studies in theology unwittingly began his journey to the Catholic faith. His wife was adamantly opposed to his interest in the Catholic Church, but through grace and patience, she eventually also became open to the fullness of the faith in the Catholic Church. read more

Fr. Hugh Thwaites, SJ: An Anglican Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home

Fr. Hugh Thwaites, SJ: An Anglican Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home

Published on Nov 24, 2014

Father Thwaites describes his journey from being a Christian Scientist to the Church of England and his eventual entry into the Catholic Church. Father Thwaites spent three years in a Japanese POW camp during World War II. Nine years after this broadcast Father went to his eternal reward on August 21, 2012 at the age of 95.