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Email Question: Why does God bless non-Catholics? – The “Invisible” Church and Romans 12:9-21

March 25, 2015

Email: Mr. Grodi, I have heard you quip many times & in your books that when Scripture says (1 Tim 3:15) that the pillar and bulwark of the truth is the Church, Jesus could not have meant the thousands of denominations divided by contrary interpretations of Scripture we now have in our world, for how could an invisible church of faithful believers be the pillar and bulwark of anything? This may sound reasonable, but if this seeming disunited diversity is contrary to God’s will, then why does God continue to bless ... more
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Bishop Kevin Vann: Lifelong Catholic

May 5, 2014

Bishop Vann is the bishop of the Diocese of Orange, California. Formerly, he was bishop of Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in an active and faithful Catholic family in Springfield, Illinois.  Bishop Vann’s first degree was in Medical Technology and he worked in that field for several years. He wanted to serve people even more and entered seminary. He was ordained a priest at the age of 30 and ordained a bishop in 2005. Marcus talks with Bishop Vann about ecumenism and the Pastoral Provision. ... more
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The Separated Children Explained

July 17, 2013

Last week I posted The Separated Children, and have received many fine kind and challenging comments, all confirming my assumption that I would need to follow up with some further explanation. I do this with a bit of trepidation, because, as I press this button to post, I fully realize that I will probably draw even more heated critiques, but I do so precisely because I want your feedback. ... more
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The Separated Children

July 17, 2013

When our Lord told the story about a father who had two sons, he didn’t mean to imply that these were the father’s only children. Rather he condensed the story to address the needs of his immediate audience. In truth, the father had quite a large expanding family, and sadly many of his children over the years had also drifted away from home. You see, things had not always been idyllically peaceful at home. ... more
Msgr Frank Lane

Truth v. Opinion and the Gospel, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

April 29, 2009

Marcus welcomes good friend and chaplain of the Coming Home Network Msgr. Frank Lane to discuss his choice from the epistles of St. Paul: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. Marcus and Msgr. Lane discuss truth and opinions, disunity and authority, knowledge and understanding, and the ways in which this effects this has on evangelization. Msgr. Lane gives advice about how to read Scripture, evangelize, and have an ecumenical discussion. ... more
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Fr. Peter Geldard: Former Anglican Minister

May 12, 2008

As a 17 year old Fr. Geldard began his journey to the Catholic Church through his discovery of the Oxford Movement. As a young Anglican priest be became a leader of the Anglo-Catholic movement in England and ecumenical work. He talks with Marcus about how the decision of the Church of England to break with Apostolic Tradition led him to enter into full-communion with the Catholic Church. ... more
Fr Eric Bergman

Fr. Eric Bergman: Former Episcopalian Priest

October 22, 2007

Fr. Bergman found his way into the Catholic Church through being an Episcopal priest. Eventually Fr. Bergmen left the parish he was pastoring, accompanied by a large portion of his congregation, to enter the Catholic Church. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2007. ... more
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Fr. John Holleman: Former Episcopal Priest Troubled by Controversies in the Anglican Communion

August 20, 2007

Father John was baptized in his mother’s Methodist church when he was a young boy. After a period of skepticism and searching, he became an Episcopalian and was eventually ordained an Episcopal priest. The modernist controversies in the Anglican Communion led his to see the need to return to the source of true apostolic authority in the Catholic Church. He was ordained a Catholic priest in the early 1980’s. ... more
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Deacon Joseph Pasquella: Former Member of the Eastern Orthodox Church

April 30, 2007

Deacon Joseph was baptized Catholic, at the insistence of his father, when he little. When he was four, his father died and his mother then brought him up in a Pentecostal Church. Later in life, he was received into the Eastern Orthodox Church.  His realization of the need of the authority of St. Peter as it is exercised through his successor the Bishop of Rome brought his to full-communion with the Catholic Church where he was ordained a deacon. ... more
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James Pinto, Jr.: Former Charismatic Episcopal Priest

October 2, 2006

Marcus and Jim answer open-line questions from the audience. ... more
Dr Douglas Grandon

Dr. Douglas Grandon: Former Episcopal Priest

March 14, 2005

When Doug was a teenager, a friend shared Christ with him. Doug wasn’t sure God existed but, at his friend’s invitation, prayed for the Lord’s forgiveness and felt God’s grace for the first time. Later, he served as a Pentecostal missionary translator for five years in Yugoslavia. While studying Church history, he began to wonder to what church people like St. Augustine belonged. An Episcopal bishop friend taught him about apostolic succession and the Blessed Sacrament, leading him to be ordained an Episcopal priest. While studying ... more

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