eastern rites

Fr Terry Kraychuk

Fr. Terry Kraychuk: A Lapsed Catholic Who Returned to the Faith

May 17, 2004

Father Terry was born in Canada. Although he was canonically a Ukrainian Catholic he was mostly raised in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. At a young age he became obsessively interested in hockey, to the point that it became an idol. The death of his grandfather shook his faith. He began experimenting with drugs and was soon kicked out of high school. He bought a Harley and began riding and dealing drugs across Canada and the United States. While on top of a mountain in California, he was ... more
Scott Hahn

Marcus Grodi and Dr. Scott Hahn

April 5, 2004

Marcus and Scott answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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Deacon David Hess: A Non-Denominational Bible Christian Who Returned To The Catholic Church

February 19, 2001

Deacon David grew up Catholic, in upstate New York, but fell away from the Church in his early teens. After he was married, while attending a Marriage Encounter weekend that he first recognized the impact of this decision of leaving the Church. During one of the breaks, his wife, Charmaine, started crying. She broke down in tears because of his callousness about Christ in her life. The two spent a year in a non-denominational Bible community before returning to the Faith of their youth with a deep fervor. In the ... more
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James Likoudis: Former Greek Orthodox

March 19, 1999

Jim was baptized and reared in the Greek Orthodox Church, a child of Greek immigrants. Very early he was confronted by the problem of both the Orthodox and the Catholic claiming to be the true Church. In his studies he discovered that in the first 1,000 years of the Church a primacy of honor as well as jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome, contrary to current Orthodox teaching, was recognized by the entire Church, both East and West. This realization brought Jim to come into full-communion with the successor of St. ... more
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Fr. Philip Scott: Former Episcopalian

October 16, 1998

Father Philip became an Episcopalian as a young boy. While in school his reading of history, in a Baptist college, led him to enter the Catholic Church. The witness of faithful priests was also a great assistance for him. He entered the Church though the Latin Rite but his love for the great gifts and spirituality of the Eastern Church led him to be ordained in the Byzantine Rite of the Catholic Church. ... more