Brendan O’Morchoe, Former Episcopalian

December 15, 2014

Brendan grew up in Illinois in an Episcopal family. They attended church every Sunday but his faith didn’t really impact his life outside of church, except when he was having a bad time. With his father an Irish Protestant immigrant, he culture was anti-catholic. Brendan had no personal knowledge of Catholics or of Catholic teaching. In his late teen years, he began to deepen his faith and to turn more to Christ. After high school, he enrolled at Fordham University. The witness of the Catholic students, faculty and clergy ... more
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Leslie Blackwell: Revert from Secularism

May 12, 2014

Leslie grew up in an active Catholic home. As a child she loved everything Catholic. The many social changes of the 1960’s and the distractions of college drew her away from the faith. After college she obtained a position as a TV talk show host. Soon after she found she was pregnant. Seeing no other alternative, she got an abortion, then later another. In her brokenness, she began to hate the Church. After her father’s death, the witness of her aunt brought her home to God and the Catholic ... more
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Abby Johnson: Former Baptist

January 20, 2014

Abby Johnson, author and speaker, is a convert to the Catholic Church.  Abby talks about growing up in southwest Louisiana in a great Christian home environment.  Despite living in a predominantly Catholic region, her family lived faith in the Baptist tradition.  Abby had an active Christian life which led her, while in college, to volunteer in the area of women’s services with Planned Parenthood.  This later became full-time employment for Abby, eventually becoming a clinic director.  She liked the job and joined an Episcopal congregation who applauded her work.   ... more
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Chris Davis: Former Non-denominational

October 1, 2012

When he was a toddler, the parents of Chris Davis divorced.  He and his mother left Kentucky for Washington State, but over the next decade, they moved quite a bit.  Socially, Chris looked to nondenominational youth groups to fill the void of revolving friendships and a chaotic lifestyle.  At the age of 16, he opted to move back to Kentucky to live with his father and stepmother.  Chris began to attend church occasionally but he found himself to be more influenced by culture than Christian teachings.  On his own as a ... more

Confessions of an Ex-Feminist

July 9, 2012

I was in the newsstand of a Miami bus terminal, my saddle oxfords a bit scuffed and my uniform crumpled after a steamy day of classes, when I spotted something that utterly horrified me. It was not an X-rated magazine, but something much worse: a book called Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell. ... more
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Eric Sammons: Former United Methodist

April 23, 2012

Growing up in Cincinnati in a typical suburban family, Eric Sammons was raised in the United Methodist tradition.  It was a religiously sheltered life, he claims.  Not until college would Eric be exposed and challenged by the various nuances of other denominational offerings.  It was in high school, however, that Eric had a significant religious experience at a weekend youth retreat.  This led him to begin living an intentional Christian lifestyle, committed to Christ as an Evangelical Protestant.  In college, Eric’s horizons continue to broaden, particularly his exposure to ... more
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Bryan Kemper: Former Presbyterian

January 23, 2012

Bryan Kemper shares his dramatic conversion from the pit of destruction due to drugs and dark lifestyle to wholeness in Jesus Christ.  Bryan describes how right from the start he had battles – being clinically dead and brought back to life – to bouncing around until being reunited with his birth father at age 12, already heavily involved in the drug scene and in much trouble.  A dropout of high school and being kicked out of the army, he continued down the road to ruin.  But a caring doctor intervened with a simple, ... more

A Child Who Led Me — From Liberal Feminism to Life

December 20, 2011

A feminist rebellion ... more
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David & Kristen Harty MacDonald: Former Presbyterians

June 20, 2011

Although David MacDonald was born into a Canadian Presbyterian family, it was in name only.  It was a rough environment which led to exposure to drugs and stealing at a young age.  David discovered the guitar and found it a good way to satisfy his innate desire for attention and affirmation.  At 19, he found himself in NYC and beginning a career in theatre and music.  But the more success he attained, the more unsatisfied he became.  David became driven and continued to have opportunities in entertainment.  The pregnancy of his ... more

Jim & Joy Pinto: Former Episcopalians

February 1, 2010

Although Jim was raised in an Italian Catholic home, he spent most of his adult life serving as a priest in the Anglican tradition. As a young adult, Jim always thought the Catholic Church was like a beautiful art museum, but never understood her teachings. Joy was baptized Catholic but her family did not practice the faith. She met and married James Pinto, who became an Episcopal. When Jim felt called to come Home to the Catholic Church, Joy was reluctant at first. They both discuss how God guided their ... more

Janet Morana: Fallen Away Catholic Who Returned Home

July 14, 2008

Janet was a fallen-away Catholic in early 1989 when she met Father Frank Pavone shortly after the newly ordained priest was assigned to her family’s parish in Staten Island, N.Y. Through his patience and witness to the truths of the Catholic faith, she returned home to the Church. Janet is now Executive Director of Priests for Life and Co-Founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, the world’s largest mobilization of women who have had abortions. ... more