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“I wonder what sort of a tale we’ve fallen into?”

April 28, 2014

This question concludes one of my favorite passages from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings (book IV, chapter VIII, “The Stairs of Cirith Ungol”). In the “tales that really mattered, or the ones that stay in the mind. Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way…but I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t…We hear about those as just went on.” Is my own life being crafted by ... more
Deep in Scripture

The Eucharist and the Early Christian Fathers (Part 2)

March 16, 2014

Communion, Lord’s Supper, Eucharist are titles given to a sacrament, ordinance, or rite celebrated by Christians around the world. The origin of this act of worship comes from the institution of Jesus Christ, but the meaning and practice have a long and broad history, leading to, as we all know, a wide breadth of opinions and consequent division. The best place to begin to understand this great sacrament is with the witness of the earliest Christians, which is what we will do today on Deep In Scripture. ... more
Deep in Scripture

The Eucharist and the Early Christian Fathers

March 8, 2014

Communion, Lord’s Supper, Eucharist are titles given to a sacrament, ordinance, or rite celebrated by Christians around the world. The origin of this act of worship comes from the institution of Jesus Christ, but the meaning and practice have a long and broad history, leading to, as we all know, a wide breadth of opinions and consequent division. The best place to begin to understand this great sacrament is with the witness of the earliest Christians, which is what we will do today on Deep In Scripture. ... more
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Eucharist Roundtable

April 21, 2008

Marcus discusses with Fr. Gray Bean, Shawn Reeves and Noah Lett different doctrines concerning the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper. The guests come from Baptist, Non-denominational and Lutheran backgrounds. ... more
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Fr. Richard Barker: Former Presbyterian Who Became a Catholic Priest

September 13, 2004

Father Richard was born and raised in a Presbyterian family in Texas. As a boy he actively participated in Sunday school and youth group. However, like many teen, after high school he drifted away from faith. For 18 years he never attended church. He received the gift of faith while driving home on a Tuesday of Holy Week. He turned a corner and received a call to go to church. He responded to that call on the second Sunday after Easter and is now a Catholic priest. ... more
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Dr. Jeffrey Schwehm: Former Jehovah’s Witness

May 10, 2004

Jeff was raised a Lutheran until his parents became Jehovah’s Witnesses when he was six years old. He became very active with the Witnesses and even left his home to work full-time at Bethel, the Watch Tower headquarters, in Brooklyn, New York. He met he future wife there and returned home to New Orleans to be married. Before leaving Bethel, he began to have doubts about Jehovah’s Witness teaching. He would sneak into the Loyola University library to read about Church History. Later, while working on his Ph. ... more
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Open-Line With Fr. Bryan Patterson: Former Lutheran

February 4, 2002

Marcus and Father Bryan answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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Rick Riccardi: Former Assemblies of God Minister

June 2, 2000

Marcus and Rick answer questions from the viewers of the Journey Home. Rick was raised Catholic but left, believing that he had had escaped, he believed, from a Church that taught works for salvation. He was “saved” in a Southern Baptist congregation. Three months later he preached his first sermon. Later he would serve in the Assemblies of God. He journey Home began at the wedding Mass of his brother. This was the catalyst, which began a long journey of study and prayer back to full-communion with the Catholic Church. ... more
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Patrick Madrid: Life-long Catholic Apologist

October 1, 1999

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”. ... more
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Gordon Sibley: Former United Methodist Minister

July 16, 1999

Gordon grew up in a Christian home, raised and nurtured in the Methodist church. He drifted away in college and the army. He was drawn back to God through his future wife, Dale. After a few years he felt called to the ministry and was ordained a United Methodist pastor. Catholic spirituality and the riches of liturgical prayer drew him Home. He and his family were received into the Church at the 1999 Easter Vigil. ... more