Dr. Holly Ordway: Former Episcopalian

June 1, 2015

Holly grew up “culturally Christian”. The family never attended church and their wasn’t a Bible in the house but there was no hostility to religion. She was gripped by the Chronicles of Narnia and The Lord of the Rings. She had a glimpse of a world full of beauty and darkness but the darkness didn’t win. In college she became indoctrinated in staunch atheism. Yet she felt it was important to try to be a good person. After she moved to California to take a teaching job, she ... more

Converts of the Catholic Literary Revival

August 12, 2014

In this talk Joseph Pearce offers insight into the roots and context of the Catholic Literary Revival of the 19th and 20th centuries. He then surveys some of this period’s notable and remarkably numerous converts to the Catholic Church. ... more
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And The Truth Will Set You Free: How I Was Reconciled to the Catholic Church

August 4, 2014

I have to begin my conversion story by relating something of my family life. My father worked for the government as an air traffic controller. They transferred him wherever they wished even though he had a family. So, we moved from state to state when I was a little girl. My youngest brother and I were born in Minnesota, our home state. I was born in 1948 in Minnesota and baptized October 31 that same year in Selma, Alabama, which tells how often we moved. My other brother and sister were each ... more
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Scott Bloch: Former Evangelical

July 14, 2014

Scott grew up in the entertainment world. His parents were Broadway actors and later his father wrote for TV shows. His father was Jewish and his mother Protestant, but Scott was brought up with no real religious influence. For a time, as a boy, the family lived in England. It was there, in school, that he was exposed to the Christian faith, through the Anglican Church. When they returned to America, he insisted that the family go to church. In college, Scott went through a classical great books program. Through ... more

“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

Christ is the Light of East and West: One Man’s Search for the Apostolic Faith

March 31, 2014

On a blazingly-hot day in August, 2012, at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Tacoma, I was received into the Holy Catholic Church and my marriage convalidated. It was the culmination of a lifetime journey of faith and the beginning of a new life within the fullness of the Apostolic Faith, which I had pursued for years. Prior to that day, I had been an Eastern Orthodox Christian and, before that, part of an evangelical faith community. Since the day of my reception into the Catholic Church, I have ... more

“Freed from sin and become slaves of God” — Hollywood & Saint Paul

February 17, 2010

Special Edition of Deep in Scripture – “Verse(s) I never saw…” Series ... more

Poetry of the Old Testament, Habakkuk 3:16

December 30, 2009

Marcus welcomes good friend Dr. Thomas Howard, former Evangelical fundamentalist and, later, Episcopalian. Dr. Howard became Catholic at the age of 50. Marcus and Dr. Howard enjoy discussing poetry and language before diving into the Old Testament poetry in Habakkuk. ... more
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Open Line With Joseph Pearce, Former Agnostic Anglican Skinhead

January 28, 2008

Marcus and Joseph answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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G. K. Chesterton: An Anglican Who Became a Catholic

February 16, 2004

In this special addition of the Journey Home, Marcus interviews G. K. Chesterton, portrayed by Chuck Chalburg. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Born in London, in 1874, he was reared in the Church of England, entering the Catholic Church in 1922. He died in his home, in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, on June 14, 1936. ... more

Joseph Pearce: Former Nominal Anglican

March 3, 2003

Marcus and Joseph answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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Tim Drake: Former Lutheran

July 15, 2002

Marcus and Tim discuss media in evangelization and also take open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Tim was reared in a faithful Lutheran home in Minnesota. He fell in love with Christ while preparing for confirmation as a teen. In college he lived in the Lutheran campus ministry house. He considered the possibility of becoming a pastor but instead became a high school teacher. The experience of marrying a Catholic girl enabled to grow in understanding of Catholic practices. In the early 1990’s, the softening of their stance on ... more