Marcus Grodi


CHNetwork Community Responds: What Scripture Passages Make More Sense to You Now That You’re Catholic?

October 28, 2016

Many of you are familiar with our Deep in Scripture podcast, where Marcus Grodi interviews various converts to Catholicism about passages from the Bible that they see differently now that they’re Catholic.  This week, we decided to invite all of our readers and members to engage in that exercise on our blog, since there’s no way we could fit you all into one podcast!  Here’s what we asked you: ... more

Inch by Inch, Row by Row: A Reflection on the Beatitudes as a Staircase of Conversion

September 10, 2014

*This material is taken from a chapter in Marcus Grodi’s book Life From Our Land. ... more

Verses I Never Saw: Baptism, Mark 16:16

April 16, 2014

My Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Years He who believes and is baptized will be saved. ... more

Verses I Never Saw: “There But for the Grace of God Go I”

April 15, 2014

This well-known proverbial saying is how I must begin as I consider sharing the Scriptures that God has used to open my very hard heart and stubborn mind. Whenever I see someone lost in sin, ignorance, bitter anger, abhorrent poverty, or addiction to false gods, I know that my on-going salvation has little to do with me, my intellect, or my will, but mostly God’s love, grace, and mercy. Even the little that has to do with my efforts—and continues to be my responsibility—is still only an ... more

Sometimes Why is not Why

September 25, 2013

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Work: A Foretaste of Heaven

September 10, 2013

Jesus told several stories about a father with two sons, maybe because they so clearly illustrate the Two Ways of the spiritual life (cf, Ps 1). ... more
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The Illogical Logic of Sola Scriptura

September 4, 2013

There is a television commercial, selling a certain satellite service, that uses a tongue-in-cheek form of illogical chain logic. The writers presume that we understand not to take their logic seriously, but they also presume that the humor of it will leave us with a positive view of their product. ... more

Parable of the Game

August 8, 2013

When we play board games, to what extent do the successes and failures we attain in the playing of a game affect the rest of our lives? ... more

St Paul’s Advice to Two Converts: Timothy and Titus

December 3, 2012

As we approach the end of the year, the election is behind us while a horrendous economic crisis still looms ahead—especially for our children and grandchildren! I’m writing this article primarily to fellow former clergy who are Catholic converts or still somewhere along the journey, but also to you who support and pray for our work, for hearing this helps you understand why your support and prayers are necessary. ... more

The Verses I Never Saw

June 7, 2011

One of the more commonly shared experiences of Protestant converts to the Catholic Church is the discovery of verses “we never saw.” Even after years of studying, preaching, and teaching the Bible, sometimes from cover to cover, all of a sudden a verse “we never saw” appears as if by magic and becomes an “Aha!” mind-opening, life- altering messenger of spiritual “doom”! Sometimes it’s just recognizing an alternate, clearer meaning of a familiar verse, but often, as with some of the verses mentioned below, it literally seems as if ... more