CHNetwork Community Responds: Was the Crucifix and Obstacle for You?

September 2, 2016

September 14th on the Church calendar is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, when our Church reverences the implement of death meant to shame Jesus, but  which instead has become the symbol of our Lord’s victory over death.  Many protestant Christians prefer to display a bare cross, and question Catholics’ frequent display of a crucified Jesus.  We asked our members who come from non-Catholic Christian backgrounds whether or not the portrayal of Jesus’ body on crucifixes was a stumbling block for them. ... more
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Gail Buckley: Former Methodist

October 13, 2008

Gail was raised in the Methodist faith in a small town in North Carolina. When she was a teenager, she found a Miraculous Medal in the sand but it would be 33 years before she discovered its significance. As time went by Gail’s faith was put on the back burner. When she was at her lowest she called to God for help and he began directing her to Catholic books. Her new found faith and the reading of the books she had discovered would lead he Home to the Catholic ... more
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Dr. August D. Accetta: Lapsed Catholic

April 18, 2005

Dr. Accetta was raised Catholic attending Mass every Sunday and praying the Rosary every day. In Medical School, he stopped practicing his faith and became an agnostic. While in residence he met his wife who was a devout Evangelical Protestant. His return to faith began with an interest in the medical evidence in the Shroud of Turin. He became so interested that he opened the Shroud of Turin Center of Southern California. Though he was again a Christian, for a time he was a Fundamentalist Protestant. A study of history ... more
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Msgr. Stuart Swetland: Former Lutheran

June 14, 2004

Msgr. Swetland was raised, in Pennsylvania, by devout Lutheran parents. At the age of five he had thoughts of becoming a minister. From his family and congregation he learned a spirit of service, an idea that eventually led him to apply to the US Naval Academy, where he studied Physics. For most of his Naval days he was not a practicing Christian. However, he won a Rhodes scholarship to read Philosophy at Oxford University. There he was reawakened to the faith and began attending an Evangelical Anglican church. Still, though, ... more
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Carolyn Baber: Former Lutheran

May 24, 2004

Carolyn was brought up in a devout Missouri Synod Lutheran home. Being Lutheran was part of her identity. She married a man who as reared Jewish but was a convert to Christianity and later to the Catholic Church. Being a successful businesswoman brought stress to Carolyn’s marriage and family. On advice of her mother-in-law, she began frequenting an Adoration Chapel, where she soon found peace of mind. The presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist began her journey to full-communion with the Catholic Church. ... more
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Open-Line With Curtis Martin: Revert from Non-Denominationalism

June 5, 1998

Marcus & Curtis answer open-line questions in this episode. ... more