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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