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Kevin Lowry: Former Presbyterian

April 2, 2012

Growing up in Canada, Kevin Lowry lived as the son of a Presbyterian minister and his wife who lived out their faith.  At age 16, Kevin headed off to college in the states – Franciscan University – but after only three semesters was asked to leave.  He realized he needed to refocus.  So, returning to Canada, Kevin worked for three and a half years with Sony and developed some maturity and better work habits.  Once again he found himself at Franciscan University where he was much more serious.  A course in ethics which ... more
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Fr. Shawn Gould: Former Presbyterian

March 12, 2012

Fr. Shawn Gould grew up in Western Michigan in the small town of Grant Haven.  It was an area with many Dutch immigrants.  Fr. Shawn and his family were active members in a Presbyterian USA church, though by high school, Fr. Shawn was becoming somewhat skeptical of religion.  He was gravitating to a more scientific approach to life.  And yet, as he near graduation, he was beginning to “be skeptical of his skepticism”.  Thus, with a more open mind, Fr. Shawn entered college at Notre Dame.  It was there, through ... more
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Nicole DeMille: Former Lutheran

February 13, 2012

Nicole DeMille grew up in New York in a family identified culturally and faithfully as Lutheran.  She attended Lutheran schools through high school and was steeped in this faith tradition in a large part through the influence of her mother and godmother.  In college, though her faith in Christ never waivered, Nicole found herself being affected more and more by the norms of the culture.  Marriage brought her back to an active life in the Lutheran Church.  But Nicole’s world came apart with her mother’s suffering and death ... more
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Randy Hain: Former Southern Baptist

December 26, 2011

As a child living in the Bible belt of southern Georgia, Randy Hain was the son of devout Southern Baptist parents.  Baptized at age nine, he really did not know exactly was his faith commitment represented.  And, by the time he was sixteen, his faith became a thing of the past.  It remained that way for the next twenty-three years – through college and into his working career.  Not until being married with children did the idea of finding a church enter his thought process.  At age 40, following a move from ... more
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Patrick Coffin: Revert to the Catholic Faith

December 5, 2011

Patrick Coffin, born in Nova Scotia, is Catholic apologist, author, speaker and radio show host.  He shares with Marcus his journey of faith as a Catholic, then agnostic, who has a divine answer to his prayer.  Patrick begins his search for truth through graduate studies at McGill University and subsequently teaching theology at a high school.  He spent a year in discernment for the priesthood before entering Franciscan University for a master’s degree in theology.  Marcus and Patrick discuss the significance of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae vis-a-vis the  ... more
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Dan Burke: Convert from Judaism

November 7, 2011

Dan Burke’s father was an agnostic but his mother was a practicing reformed Jew whose familial roots were in Russian Judaism.  It was from that side of the family that Dan took his identity.  At around age ten, his parents divorced.  Emotionally and physically, Dan suffered and it was through that suffering that he sought the meaning of life and truth.  It would be a lifelong journey which brought him through new age thought, evangelicalism, Calvinism, and Anglicanism.  Ultimately, it was reading the Church Fathers and having encountering the ... more
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David Currie: Former Bible Church Missionary

August 1, 2011

David’s books are “Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic,”  ”Rapture: The End-Times Error That Leaves the Bible Behind”. ... more
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From Prophetess to Pope — A Couple Journeys Together

July 7, 2011

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I Never Dreamed I’d Be Married to a Catholic Priest!

May 13, 2011

I certainly never dreamed I’d be married to a Roman Catholic priest! ... more
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This Will Be Quite a Roller Coaster Ride!

January 25, 2011

My mother was a devout Methodist, my father claimed to be a non-believer – at any rate he was hostile to religion. Both parents worked in businesses of their own, but mother saw to it that I was in Sunday School and Church every Sunday whether I wanted to or not [had she known then where it would lead, I think she would have left me at home!]. She told me the story of my first sermon (I have no memory of it): I stood on a tree stump in the ... more