What happened in the hearts and minds of Roman Catholic priests during the time of the Great Reformation continues today just as in every succeeding generation. Eyes and ears are opened to the truths proclaimed in the infallible authority of the Holy Scriptures. Watch the remarkable stories of these priests and nuns who have taken a stand on the Word of God.
The Early Years Born Irish, in a family of eight, my early childhood was fulfilled and happy. My father was a colonel in the Irish Army until he retired when I was about nine. As a family, we loved to play, sing, and act, all within a military camp in Dublin. We were a typical Read More
Millions—perhaps the majority—of Roman Catholics are Catholic by name, by culture, or by inertia. Our family, however, was Roman Catholic by conviction. We understood and practiced the teachings of our religion. We believed it to be the “one true church” founded by Jesus Christ. Because of this, we accepted without question everything our priests taught. In Read More
I began my Catholic journey in a little country town in northern California in the U.S.A. The town was so small that we did not have Mass every Sunday, but a priest used to come once a month if he possibly could to hold Mass in a big public hall. I have both an older Read More
Painful yoga, endless meditation before candles, hours of labor, empty fasts and undue emphasis on community life that diminished individuality, made me realize that I had joined one of the strictest religious orders for priests. When I joined the order, I was not aware of the differences between secular and regular clergy in the Roman Catholic Read More
As a child, I considered the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church as my basic standard of morality. My relationship to my Creator depended on them—or so I was told. The message I received was that I was all right with God as long as I was all right with the Church. I was all right Read More
After years of traveling a road set before me from birth, the words of Jesus Christ taken from John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth and the life” put me on a completely new path. My life has been eternally changed and the darkness of deception has been turned to the light of uncompromising truth. Read More
Dear brothers, sisters, and friends; in gratitude and praise to the Triune God, and in the joy of our salvation freely granted through the Blood of the Lamb, I rejoice in this opportunity to present my testimony to you, as I remember His promise: “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess Read More
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” (II Timothy 3:16-17) From childhood to age forty-four, seventeen years as a Roman priest (1955-1972), the Roman Catholic Church had Read More
At the age of twenty-three, I was a successful commercial artist on the verge of going abroad where a job was awaiting me. I was happy at the prospect of leaving India and, thereby, also escaping the terrible anguish caused of seeing the misery of the poor in the streets of Bombay. Political saviors like Read More
While it is most difficult to go back over my many years in the Catholic Church and its priesthood, I see that it is necessary. I remember, and I take courage from the words of the Apostle Paul; “…in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us” (Romans 8:37). My Read More
I was born and baptized a Roman Catholic in 1809, and I was ordained a priest in the year 1833 in Canada. For twenty-five years I was a priest of the Church, and I tell you frankly that I loved the Church of Rome, and she loved me. I would have shed every drop of Read More
What great relief and heavenly peace came into my soul when Christ found me, a lost sinner! I was born of Roman Catholic parents in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, Canada and brought up strictly in the Roman Catholic faith. From early youth I was trying to be good, yet falling progressively into sin. With the rest of Read More
“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit” (Romans 8:1). A Pious Desire Many years ago, when I decided to become a priest in the Roman Catholic Church, I wanted to walk with Christ. However, because I was born a Read More
I chose to become not only a Roman Catholic priest but more than that, a Roman Catholic missionary priest. The reason was that I wanted to do great exploits for God. I thought that being a missionary in some far-away land and learning a strange language and strange customs would indeed be a great adventure, Read More
God is able to save anyone, anytime, anywhere. Wherever the person in question be found, whatever the profession in which he be engaged, whatever his race, God is still able in our day to save whosoever will repent of his sins and trust in Jesus Christ for salvation. My own experience is an example of Read More
By Richard Bennett From the time I was a young boy in Dublin, Ireland, I was taught to look within myself for holiness. In my years in a Jesuit elementary and secondary school, I was trained to look within myself for moral goodness through the sacraments and mental prayer. I was ordained as a Dominican Read More
Richard Bennett’s Testimony
Testimony of a Catholic Priest
Two former Catholic Priests and a Nun Testify of Conversion to Christianity
Two Former Priests Analyze Catholicism
Why Did 50 Priests Leave the Roman Catholic Church?
The love and concern felt by the former priests for those they left behind, and their fervent desire that they too should experience they joy and peace of salvation in Christ are seen throughout.