Fr. Warren Tanghe

Fr. Warren Tanghe, former Episcopal priest

February 15, 2016

Fr. Warren Tanghe was baptized Catholic while his father was in the military. After receiving a few cold shoulders from the Catholic Church in his youth, he found warmth in the Episcopal Church. Fr. Warren accepted a call to ministry and was ordained an Episcopal priest. He had a deep desire for the Anglican Church to be reunited with the Catholic Church. Fr. Tangle helped many Anglicans return to the Catholic Church, including a group of Anglican sisters. ... more

Deacon Jeffrey Lewis: Former Episcopalian

September 28, 2015

Deacon Jeffrey grew up in an Episcopal parish, in Maine, where his family had worshiped for many years. His faith in God was very personal and didn’t depend much on the local faith community, but in collegeit faded away. After he married an Irish Catholic girl, both of their faiths continued to be compartmentalized, attending church whenever they felt the urge. God finally got Jeffrey’s attention when he nearly died while attempting to rescue a man who fell through ice. The faithfulness of the Catholic pastor of the ... more

Fr. Jerry Brown: Former Episcopal Priest

August 31, 2015

Father Jerry grew up in Napa, California. His mother had been Catholic but he was baptized Presbyterian. After his baptism, his parents never brought him back to church. As a teen, while on a tour in Austria, he had an encounter with God in Salzburg Cathedral. Upon his return, he told his father he wanted to become a Catholic priest. His father directed him to the local Episcopal parish which he joined, eventually becoming an Episcopal priest. While working with AIDS patients in San Francisco, the witness and charity of ... more

Dr. Holly Ordway: Former Episcopalian

June 1, 2015

Holly grew up “culturally Christian”. The family never attended church and their wasn’t a Bible in the house but there was no hostility to religion. She was gripped by the Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. She had a glimpse of a world full of beauty and darkness but the darkness didn’t win. In college she became indoctrinated in staunch atheism. Yet she felt it was important to try to be a good person. After she moved to California to take a teaching job, she ... more

An English Catholic Faith

February 2, 2015

“The more real the English Church has been to you, and all your past experience in it, the more terrible the wrench.” — Fr. Basil Maturin ... more
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Joshua Bowman, Former Anglican

January 19, 2015

Joshua was raised Episcopalian. The family faithfully attended Sunday school and liturgy every week. Sadly, church was more of an apostrophe of the week than a major factor of the family’s life. As he grew older, Joshua drifted further away from faith into classical liberalism. By high school he was Episcopal in name only.  After many years in the spiritual wilderness, Joshua joined in full communion with the Catholic Church in 2010. Joshua is now a blogger on ... more

I Found Jesus in a Graveyard

December 29, 2014

My journey of faith began in the Cub Scouts at the age of eleven, working towards my religious medal. While the priest was explaining the Episcopalian theory of the Eucharist, I was daydreaming, my fingers doodling in the plush, cream-colored carpet. It would be an understatement to say that my soul did not burn for my faith. During one of these sessions, my father asked the priest a series of increasingly pointed questions about the hereafter. Some years earlier, my father had been rushed to the hospital and experienced a ... more

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

John Robinson: A Member of the Church of England Who Became a Catholic

December 1, 2014

John was brought up in England in the Anglican Communion.  He became active in music ministry in Anglican parishes in England. At one time he was the organist for Canterbury Cathedral. His journey to the Catholic Church began when he met his future wife, who was a convert to the Catholic faith. John is currently director of St. Paul’s Boys Choir in Boston, Massachusetts. ... more

Dr. Ryan Messmore: Methodist Who Became Catholic

October 13, 2014

Ryan was born, along with his two sisters, in West Virginia, in a believing Methodist family. In college at Duke University, he was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In the fellowship, he taught a course on the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis, for seven semesters, where he met his future wife. After college, Ryan and his wife studied Christian education, in England at Cambridge University, where they fell in love with the liturgy and became Anglicans. While studying for his Ph.D. at Oxford, he began to have ... more

History and the Necessity of Continuity

October 9, 2014

Fr. Ray Ryland, a convert from the Anglican Church, talks about the importance of continuity within Christianity and Christian history. He explores the concept of the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ. ... more

Cris Fouse: Former Episcopalian

September 8, 2014

Cris grew up during World War II while her father was fighting the war in Europe. She learned the faith from her grandmother who taught her the Lord’s Prayer and the 23rd Psalm and the Methodist congregation they attended. After she was married, she and her husband bounced through several denominations finally ending up in an Anglo-Catholic Episcopal parish in Texas, in 1979. She fell in love with the liturgy and the sacraments. Wanting to work in ministry, she applied to seminary and was accepted into the University of Dallas, ... more