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Luke 16 and the Parable of the Unjust Steward – Fr. Douglas Grandon

November 22, 2016

Marcus Grodi welcomes Fr. Douglas Grandon, a convert to Catholicism and long time friend of The Coming Home Network, to discuss Luke 16, and Jesus’ parable of the unjust steward.  Tackling one of the more confusing teachings of the Bible, Marcus and Fr. Grandon try to unpack what is meant by our Lord by this cryptic story. ... more
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Bishop John Barres – Son of Former Brethren Ministers

August 30, 2016

When Bishop John O. Barres’ parents met, they were studying to become ministers at Yale Divinity School.  His father’s fascination with Church history, and his mother’s quiet intellectual curiosity led both to become Catholic.  As they raised young John, he was introduced to many of the brightest Catholic minds of his parent’s generation: Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Frank Sheed, Fr. John Hardon, and Fr. Walter Ciszek, to name only a few.  Along the way, he answered the call to the priesthood, and is now the shepherd of the ... more
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Dr. Petroc Willey – Former Evangelical

August 2, 2016

Professor of Theology at Franciscan University Dr. Petroc Willey joins Marcus Grodi on The Journey Home to share his journey from evangelicalism to Catholicism.  Growing up in England, Dr. Willey had the sense that Catholics were somehow less English than their fellow countrymen.  However, after years of study, he found himself drawn more and more to the teachings of the Catholic Church, and came to the conclusion that it was the place where he could have the deepest and most fulfilling relationship with Jesus.  A great episode for those involved ... more
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Deacon Alex Jones – Former Pentecostal Minister

June 28, 2016

Deacon Alex has been a guest on the program before, to talk about how he, as a Pentecostal minister, came into the Catholic Church and brought a significant chunk of his congregation with him.  This time around, he and Marcus Grodi discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer, and how the spirit-filled life and the liturgical patrimony of the Church are meant to bear fruit together.  They also get into the question of what the Church can do better when it comes to reaching ... more
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“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church… cleansing her by the bath of water with the word”; Ephesians 5:25-26 – What is the meaning of that bath of cleansing?

May 24, 2016

One of the more controversial chapters in the Bible for pastors to preach on is Ephesians 5, because of Paul’s statement about wives submitting to their husbands.  Deacon Alex Jones addresses another challenging portion of the same chapter- when Paul says a husband should lay down his life for his wife, “cleansing her by the bath of water with the word.”  In his Pentecostal days, Deacon Alex saw salvation through receiving the word of God as primary, and the washing of water through Baptism as merely a later affirmation of ... more
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Patrick Madrid: Catholic Apologist

November 23, 2015

In this special episode, Pat Madrid returns to talk with Marcus about why he is still Catholic. Pat was reared in a faithful Catholic family. He always had an intellectual commitment to the faith but it wasn’t until he was a young adult that he had a deep interior commitment to Christ. Pat is a full-time Catholic apologist, the editor of “Envoy” magazine and the author of the books “Surprised by Truth”, “Any Friend of God is a Friend of Mine” and “Pope Fiction”. Check out Pat’s website ... more
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Barriers to Catholicism

March 3, 2015

“And when I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way where I am going.” – John 14:3-4 ... more
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Sharing the Gospel When It Is DIFFICULT! Romans 1:16 – Deep in Scripture Radio

July 17, 2014

How do we tell a world, how do we tell our neighbors, the truth about Jesus Christ and the gift of salvation, when the world, even our neighbors, no longer share the common Christian assumptions? How do you tell them about Jesus when they no longer accept the possibility of a Creator God? Or how do you correct Christians who have inaccurate views of the faith, of Jesus, of the Church, which they only hear you through the lenses of their prejudice, or ignorance? And when does our own pride ... more
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Marcus Grodi Offers 10 Ways to Cultivate Conversion Within the Family (Video, EWTN Family Celebration)

April 22, 2014

At EWTN’s Family Celebration this year in Vancouver, Marcus Grodi spoke on evangelization, starting in the home. Here he shares 10 practical suggestions for how we can cultivate conversion amongst our family and friends. ... more
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Biff Rocha: Revert (background in Campus Crusade for Christ)

November 25, 2013

Biff Rocha grew up in a nominally Catholic home, but, in his mind, he was a “good Catholic”.  Looking back on his formative years, Biff realizes that he lived at a time when catechesis was more about feeling good than learning Church teachings.  His faith was something reserved for Sundays and had little to do with the rest of the week.  It was not until his first year in college that Biff came to connect the Jesus in the Bible with the Jesus of history – a revolutionary concept.  Though remaining ... more
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You Want to Convert Me?

October 4, 2013

I’m a grateful convert, but no one converted me. ... more