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You Are That Man

January 18, 2011

“I was born and raised in a Catholic home.” This sentence, repeated in all too many ‘conversion’ stories, must be included in mine. It seems so much more tragic to preface a testimony with this sentence, than to relay a happy conversion story that starts, “I was born and raised a staunch Calvinist, but then…” Why? Because when the story concerns a cradle Catholic, it signals that something was missing from what should have been the most wonderful, grace filled Christian experience available on earth. ... more
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What Is Truth?

January 13, 2011

I am a former Protestant minister. Like so many others who have trodden the path that leads to Rome by way of that country known as Protestantism, I never imagined I would one day convert to Catholicism. ... more
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If Someone Had Told Me That I Would Become Catholic (I Would Have Told Them They Were Crazy)

January 11, 2011

My story starts in law school in 1995. At that time, I was a fervent Reformed Presbyterian (Calvinist), having spent time in seminary and still actively teaching apologetics and philosophy in the church. If someone had told me that in ten years I would be Catholic (and that I would truly love the Church), I would have told them they were absolutely crazy. ... more
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A Search for Truth

January 11, 2011

My heart was pounding as I walked into the small café to meet with my bishop in the Charismatic Episcopal Church CEC). In this meeting, in February 1999, I planned to inform him of my intention to come into full communion with the Roman Catholic Church. I was nervous and concerned about how he might take my news. ... more
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John Bergsma, Who interprets Scripture? — 1 Timothy 3: 14-15

July 14, 2010

Marcus welcomes friend Dr. John Bergsma, a former Calvinist pastor. Marcus and Dr. Bergsma discuss the nature of the Church. Dr. Bergsma saw a contradiction within Scripture regarding the Protestant tenant of the personal interpretation of Scripture. The Bible seemed to describe a visible, united Church. He began to see in the Scriptures that the apostles weren’t just a group of first believers, but had authority as an Apostle. Does “word of mouth” mean “good preaching” or something else? ... more
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Alan Clune: Former Episcopalian

April 5, 2010

Alan was reared in a non-practicing Episcopal family. While in college, training to be a history teacher, he was drawn to the Catholic faith and was received into the Church, in 1966. ... more
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Becky Mayhew: Former Southern Baptist

March 29, 2010

After a Southern Baptist tent revival, Becky Mayhew was baptized by her father in the Mississippi River. Performing frequently as a soloist before his sermons, she taught vacation Bible school at age sixteen and began teaching Sunday school at age nineteen. For many years, Becky and her husband Larry enjoyed the quiet lifestyle of a philosophy professor and an English teacher, rearing their son and serving in a Baptist church, where he was ordained as a deacon. When her son married a Catholic, Becky began studying the Catholic faith in ... more