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Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 1: The Role of the Bishop in the Church

April 7, 2015

For the past 38 years—since I received the Sacrament of Confirmation (or there abouts)—I am the only one in my family of origin who is still Roman Catholic. My parents ditched the faith in favor of the local Assembly of God where they have worshipped and held membership for umpteen years.  Prior to that they had made their home at a local non-denominational church and prior to that it was another Assembly of God church. My only sibling (older) was largely unchurched during her 23 years of marriage to H#2; ... more
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Open Line With Dr. William Bales, Former Presbyterian Minister

June 2, 2008

Marcus and Bill answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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Bishop Anders Arborelius: Former Lutheran

July 11, 2005

Bishop Arborlius was born in Switzerland, but moved to Sweden at a very young age. As a young boy, he was a nominal Lutheran, as are most Swedes. By the age of 15 he had a longing to be Catholic, through contact with Catholics in Switzerland and the Bridgettine Sisters in Sweden. He had determined that, if Truth existed, it was in the Catholic Church. He became a Catholic at the age of 20. Reading Teresa of Lisieux attracted him to Carmelite spirituality, to which order he joined, eventually becoming a priest ... more
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Gray Plunkett: Former Episcopalian Missionary

September 18, 1998

Gray was brought in the Episcopal church. He had always believed in Christ but it was in his sophomore year in college that he became on fire for the Lord through Inter-Varsity Fellowship. After graduation, he became a missionary through Wycliffe Bible Translators. While in seminary he began to be drawn to the Catholic Church. While a missionary in Africa, he was drawn ever more to the Catholic faith. He was received into the Catholic Church while on the mission field. ... more