This Tremendous, Patient Lover

October 12, 2016

God made me a scientist before He made me anything else. As long as I can remember I have had the urge to understand even the inexplicable. But He also gifted me with an understanding that whatever I could explain was necessarily insufficient. ... more

What does it mean that the Creator of the Universe took on flesh? Genesis 1 and John 1 – Rob “The Donut Man” Evans

September 7, 2016

God made the natural world, and then, as a baby in Bethlehem 2000 years ago, was introduced to that same world as a physical part of it in the person of Jesus.  If the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, what does it then mean that he promised that the bread and cup that we take at Communion would also become his flesh?  Rob Evans, who has entertained thousands of children for the past several decades as “The Donut Man,” talks with Marcus about the meaning of the incarnation of ... more

Shane Kapler – Former Nondenominational Christian and Catholic Revert

August 23, 2016

In Shane Kapler’s latest book, “The Epistle to the Hebrews and the Seven Core Beliefs of Catholics,” he looks at the way the Old Testament is fulfilled in the New, and how that relates to the worship of Catholics.  Shane and Marcus rely heavily on scripture as they discuss the essential nature of Christian unity and the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the believer.  It’s the kind of episode you’ll likely want to watch twice! ... more
Laura Hinson

I Sought The Lord and He Found Me

August 22, 2016

2015 was the most spectacular year of my life. Something inside of me came alive. Things I never thought I would have time for as a working single mom, things like volunteering two days a week at church, became part of my regular schedule. Energy to serve others suddenly poured out of me like never before. I can only give credit to the Holy Spirit, as He was definitely working in my life this year. God seemed closer than ever before. This was the year I officially became Catholic. ... more

Kathleen Fowle – Former Seventh Day Adventist and Nondenominational Chaplain

August 16, 2016

Kathleen Fowle lost her father when she was in 1st grade, and the Seventh Day Adventist teaching on death and resurrection troubled her from that early age.  As she grew up, she developed a dual passion of making music and serving the poor, and both loves brought her into contact with Catholics, especially those shaped by Franciscan influence.  It was the Catholic understanding of the eternal meaning of the human person that helped her fill in the blanks that were missing in her Adventist worldview, and complete her as a ... more
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The Schism: Influences from Henry VIII to Elizabeth – Msgr Frank Lane – Deep in History

August 5, 2016

In this 2006 Deep in History lecture, Msgr Frank Lane discusses how the troubled relationship between England and Rome evolved from the schism of Henry VIII through the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Msgr Lane looks at the key historical points necessary to understand contemporary efforts toward reconciliation between the Anglican Church and the Catholic Church. ... more

A Navy Pilot Navigates His Way Home

May 31, 2016

Flying as copilot on a wide body jet many years ago, I started to descend to a lower altitude when a series of loud bangs shook the aircraft and kicked off the autopilot. As the nose of the jet pitched over abruptly, I tried to stop the increasing descent rate. At first there was no response from the controls, but slowly, painfully, I managed to get things under control. A cargo shift had occurred and, for a few brief seconds, my comfortable world had been transformed to an unfamiliar and ... more

Dr. Joseph Johnson- Former Presbyterian Pastor

May 17, 2016

Dr. Joseph Johnson’s route to the Catholic Church was circuitous- he sought community with Jewish Christians, then got his seminary training in the Presbyterian tradition.  Along the way, he began to ask questions about the origins of the canon of scripture, the basis for Christian unity, and the purpose of liturgy.  Coming across the work of two previous Journey Home guests, Dr. Francis Beckwith and Devin Rose, Dr. Johnson was finally compelled by belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist to come into the fullness of ... more
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Give Grace a Chance

May 9, 2016

Erma Bombeck once said of those born on Christmas day, “There are 364 other days to choose from, but you were chosen to enter the world on a day when peace and joy reign.” I was one of two babies born the morning of December 25, 1946 at a hospital in Flagstaff, Arizona, having to wait my turn while the other baby was brought into the world. My father jokes about how he nearly ran over a Catholic priest upon leaving the hospital, his tires sliding on the ice down a steep Flagstaff ... more