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Why Did Pius XII Proclaim the Dogma of Mary’s Assumption?

September 1, 2011

The month of August is for most Americans a time of enjoying the last days of summer fun before preparing for the return of another school year. It’s a relaxing season to be with family and friends, hosting barbecues, picnics, and swimming parties. For Catholics, as for their fellow Americans, August represents the transition from summer heat to the cool air of autumn. ... more
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Tim Staples: Former Assemblies of God

March 1, 2010

Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, he came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. While in the Marine Corps, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying ... more
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Open-Line With Noah Lett, Former Lutheran Minister

February 2, 2009

Marcus and Noah answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more

Dr. Thomas & Lovelace Howard: Former Episcopalians

September 10, 2007

Dr. Thomas Howard and his wife Lovelace talk with Marcus about Dr. Howard being the first guest ever on the Journey Home. He and Lovelace give short versions of their journey to the Catholic Church from the Episcopal Church. ... more

Gary Hoge: Atheist Then Baptist

July 26, 2004

Gary was baptized in the Methodist Church when he was six month old but his parents soon stopped attending church. The little he knew of Christianity was from his father reading bedtime Bible stories to him. In high school and college he was an atheist but he wasn’t militant about is lack of belief. He began to reconsider God’s existence over a bowl of chili at Wendy’s and soon after began attending a Baptist church with his roommate. His journey to the Catholic faith began upon reading ... more

Fr. Mark Wood: Former Baptist

January 27, 2003

Fr. Mark was raised in a Baptist household but as a teenager drifted from his faith, to the point of being an atheist. A Catholic friend invited him to a SEARCH retreat, where he committed his life to Jesus Christ. After the retreat he fervently attended his Baptist church and participated in many activities. However, in his senior year of high school he sought instruction in the Catholic faith and was received into the Church. He discovered his vocation to the priesthood while attending college. ... more
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James Cope: Former Lutheran Minister

October 16, 2000

Jim grew up in a Lutheran family on a dairy farm in northern Ohio, but he didn’t have a real relationship with God. His journey of faith began while stationed, in the Army, in Korea, where he discovered his sinfulness and God’s grace. Upon his return to the States he felt a call to the ministry and was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1963. Early in his ministry, Jim came to believe that he was catholic, according to the beliefs of confessing evangelical catholic Lutherans. Beginning in 1970, he began ... more
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Manuel Perez: Revert from the New Age

October 22, 1999

Manuel was brought up a Catholic in Mexico. He attended Mass but lacked any formation in the faith. As a teenager he slowly drifted astray through his interest in New Age teachings, such as reincarnation and alien visitors from space. By the time he was married, he was no longer a practicing Christian, though he still considered himself a Catholic. He began his journey back to Christ after his sister, who had been praying for him for years, gave him a book on the history of Marian apparitions. Reading this ... more
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Open-Line With Dr. Scott Hahn: Former Presbyterian Minister

September 3, 1999

Marcus and Scott answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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Open-Line With Paul Thigpen: Former Pentecostal Minister

December 4, 1998

Marcus and Paul answer open-line questions. ... more
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Bruce Sullivan: Former Church of Christ Minister Discusses Myths About Catholicism

July 24, 1998

Marcus and Bruce talk about the myths that separate people from the Catholic Church. Bruce was brought up as a Southern Baptist. Attending church three times a week was standard fare in his home. During his college years he was led to small denomination known as the Church of Christ. This group introduce him to some new teaching he never knew as a Baptist, such as Christ established a visible, identifiable, institutional Church and that Baptism was for the remission of sins. The Church of Christ became something of a ... more