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The Schism: Influences from Henry VIII to Elizabeth – Msgr Frank Lane – Deep in History

August 5, 2016

In this 2006 Deep in History lecture, Msgr Frank Lane discusses how the troubled relationship between England and Rome evolved from the schism of Henry VIII through the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Msgr Lane looks at the key historical points necessary to understand contemporary efforts toward reconciliation between the Anglican Church and the Catholic Church. ... more

Helping them Home: 10 Steps of Dialogue

July 5, 2016

How can we help our non-Catholic Christian friends and family discover the beauty and truth of the Catholic Faith? This is precisely why the Coming Home Network International exists, and, by grace, we have been able to help many “come home.” But many who have contacted us have not continued the journey. We aren’t here to “push, pull, or prod” anyone into the Church, but rather to stand beside. In doing so, we have discovered that, even if we are able to clear up misunderstandings about Catholic teachings and ... more
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Order in the Church doesn’t stifle creativity; it helps it flourish – John Robinson

June 30, 2016

In this Signposts video short, the choir director at St. Paul’s Church in Harvard Square shares about his conversion to Catholicism, and how order in the Church is suited to the human person’s need for meaning and purpose.  He addresses the question of whether or not the Church’s institutional character squashes creativity or empowers it, and relates that to his own understanding of how the Church has helped him blossom as a Christian in ways he never expected. ... more

The Fathers Know Best: Scripture and Tradition in the Early Church – Patrick Madrid – Deep in History

June 16, 2016

In this Deep in History lecture, Patrick Madrid addresses a common question regarding Scripture- with thousands of different perspectives on the Bible, whose should be trusted? Patrick explains how the best way to understand disputed passages of Scripture is to look at the way they were interpreted by those closest to the apostles- the Early Church Fathers, who, through the medium of Sacred Tradition, preserved the understanding of the Bible that the Catholic Church upholds today. ... more
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Church Authority and the Holy Trinity – Msgr Frank Lane – Deep in History

May 22, 2016

In this Deep in History lecture from 2009, Msgr Frank Lane discusses the mystery of the Trinity, and why the authority of the Church is necessary for preserving our understanding of it.  Along the way, he explains how a culture of radical individualism is ultimately a rejection of the Trinity. ... more

Dr. Joseph Johnson- Former Presbyterian Pastor

May 17, 2016

Dr. Joseph Johnson’s route to the Catholic Church was circuitous- he sought community with Jewish Christians, then got his seminary training in the Presbyterian tradition.  Along the way, he began to ask questions about the origins of the canon of scripture, the basis for Christian unity, and the purpose of liturgy.  Coming across the work of two previous Journey Home guests, Dr. Francis Beckwith and Devin Rose, Dr. Johnson was finally compelled by belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist to come into the fullness of ... more
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Kirk Ross, former Church of God – Abrahamic Faith

March 21, 2016

Kirk Ross speaks of growing up in northern Illinois in a faithful home in which his father, both grandfathers and his uncle were ministers in the Church of God – Abrahamic Faith tradition.  It was a theology based strictly on sola scriptura with a high regard for individual study and interpretation.  Kirk fit right in and approached his faith intellectually.  It was during his graduate studies in Austria, a country with a heavy concentration of Catholics, that he met a Catholic woman who would challenge his beliefs.  Their eventual marriage would ... more
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Fr. Pierre Ingram, former Baptist

March 7, 2016

Marcus Grodi welcomes Fr. Pierre Ingram who shares his faith journey.  Growing up in Canada as the adopted son of a Canadian Baptist father and a French Catholic mother, Fr. Pierre experienced aspects of both traditions and cultures, but received most of his formation through Baptist Sunday School.  At age 8, however, with the sudden death of his father, Fr. Pierre began to be more involved in his mother’s Catholic Church.  From their involvement in a Catholic Charismatic prayer group, Fr. Pierre found himself being drawn into the Church.  At ... more
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Jeffrey Morrow, Jewish Atheist turned Catholic Christian

February 29, 2016

Marcus Grodi welcomes Jewish convert and former Evangelical Protestant Jeffrey Morrow to discuss his journey from atheism into belief in God, Christianity, and ultimately, Catholicism. Jeffrey grew up not knowing that Christmas or Easter had anything to do with Jesus! Not only was he not familiar with Christianity, but he simply didn’t belief any God existed! Challenged by peers in college, he realized that Christianity is one of the most historically-defensible ideologies. He realized his atheism took more faith than belief in God. After coming to know Jesus Christ, ... more
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Hard Verses: Violent Retribution & Anachronistic Customs in Scripture, Genesis 34 and 1 Corinthians 11

October 15, 2015

How does the violence of the Old Testament “mesh” with the peaceful teachings of Jesus? Is it a sin for Christian women to attend church without a head covering? ... more

Taking God out of My Pocket: A Journey from Methodism to Orthodoxy to Rome

July 20, 2015

St. Paul — perhaps the greatest convert of all — was nonetheless suspicious of converts. In his First Letter to Timothy 3:6, concerning one who aspires to the office of bishop, St. Paul says: “He must not be a recent convert, or he may be puffed up with conceit.” So it may be a good thing that I am not a recent convert. I have had time to cool down, to reflect, and to mitigate, if not eliminate, the “puffiness” and “conceit” to which St. Paul refers. The main part of my conversion ... more