Pilgrimage from Rome: The True Story of a Roman Catholic Priest’s Search for the Truth
By Bartholomew F. Brewer
Bob Jones University Press, 1982, 164 pages
The years tend to blend together at this stage of my life but I left Catholicism around 1980 or 1981 and I accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior in 1983. Very shortly after my conversion I discovered the Mission to Catholics ministry led by ex-Carmelite priest, Bart Brewer.
Mission to Catholics was the type of “old-school” ministry that’s becoming increasingly hard to find these days. Bart and his wife traveled the country speaking in churches and debating Catholic apologists. He offered a very large assortment of tracts, pamphlets, and books dealing with Catholicism. In my early years as a Christian I was very grateful to have a resource like Mission to Catholics available.
In “Pilgrimage from Rome,” Bart gives an informative and heartfelt account of why he left Roman Catholicism. Bart was ordained as a Catholic priest in 1953 but began to struggle with the doctrines of the church in comparison to what he read in the Bible. He left the church in 1963 and eventually received Jesus Christ as his Savior. Bart founded Mission to Catholics in 1973 and faithfully delivered God’s Good News to Roman Catholics until he went home to be with the Lord in 2005.
Used copies of Pilgrimage from Rome are available from Amazon.com here.
The Mission to Catholics website has not been updated since 2006 but it’s still a very good resource. See here.
There are several videos of Bart Brewer on You Tube. See here.
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