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“It’s everything I experienced as a Protestant, but more- so much more.” – Kurt Hoover

May 19, 2016

Kurt Hoover accepted Jesus at age four, and was raised in a strong Christian family.  When he was 16, he experienced Catholic Mass for the first time, and was captivated.  Through his experience of the sacraments, Kurt found a new love for the poor and marginalized, and a greater sense of his vocation as a husband and father.  He describes his journey in the latest “Signposts.” ... more
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Eight Things to Love about the Catholic Church Part 2: Things to Love about the Mass

April 15, 2015

The Mass—from the Latin, Missa; in Greek, Leitourgos, meaning “the work of the people”.  It is the most sacred and solemn action whereby heaven and earth meet.  It is the place where Catholics find their weekly (even daily) sustenance before heading out anew to live and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in whichever milieu we find ourselves.  It is the holiest of hours. ... more
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Michael Cousineau: An Assemblies of God Who Returned to the Catholic Church

November 17, 2014

Mike was brought up Catholic. While in college his journey away from the Church began when a friend’s mother led him in the sinner’s prayer. While in the military, a friend finished the process by challenging many core Catholic teachings. After he was married, he pulled the family completely out of the Church because he didn’t want his Children to be taught Catholic corruptions. At first, the ... more
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Reflections of a Journey

January 2, 2014

My wife, Jeanette, and I were both raised in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and learned to hold strong negative feelings about the Catholic Church. My mother took great pride in being opposed to the Catholic Church; she did not know much about it, but she knew she was against it. ... more
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Teresa Beem: Former Seventh-Day Adventist

October 20, 2008

Teresa was raised in a Seventh-day Adventist family. From a young age she desired to know and understand her faith. Her journey to understanding the fullness of the truth would be long and last many years, taking her and her husband from the Adventist camp through other Protestant groups till they discovered the holy Catholic faith established by Jesus Christ and his Apostles. ... more
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Richard & Danielle Borgman: Former Evangelical Missionaries

November 12, 2007

Before their entry into the Catholic Church, Richard and Danielle worked as Evangelical missionaries in both the United States and abroad. They discuss with Marcus their journey Home to full-communion with the Catholic Church of Jesus Christ. ... more
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David Moss, A Jewish Convert to Catholic Christianity

March 7, 2005

Marcus and David answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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Fr. Mark Wood: Former Baptist

January 27, 2003

Fr. Mark was raised in a Baptist household but as a teenager drifted from his faith, to the point of being an atheist. A Catholic friend invited him to a SEARCH retreat, where he committed his life to Jesus Christ. After the retreat he fervently attended his Baptist church and participated in many activities. However, in his senior year of high school he sought instruction in the Catholic faith and ... more
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Fr. David Medow: Former Lutheran Minister

July 29, 2002

Father David was raised on the north side of Chicago in a Swedish Lutheran home. He was very active in the church in his youth. He studied politics at Georgetown before receiving a call to the Lutheran ministry, to which he was ordained in 1985. Through participating in summer Biblical Conferences at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, he was impressed with the lecture series scheduled around daily prayer life. He also met ... more
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Michael Cumbie: Former Charismatic Episcopal Priest

April 8, 2002

Michael was raised a Southern Baptist in Alabama. At an early age he felt a calling to ministry. Through his college experiences he was introduced to Pentecostal spirituality. Ordained a Pentecostal minister he eventually encountered the Charismatic Episcopal Church and was ordained a priest in that denomination. His love deepened for the Catholic Church and, after a 15 year journey, he was received into full-communion with the Catholic Church. ... more
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Paul Jernberg: Swedish Baptist Who Became Catholic

March 18, 2002

Paul is the grandchild of Swedish Baptists who fled persecution in Sweden. Through various encounters with Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche Communities, which work with the mentally ill and handicapped, he came to discover the Catholic Church. At the time of this airing, Paul was the Music Director at St. Mark’s Church, in Peoria, IL. ... more
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Open-Line With Dr. Alan Schreck: Life-long Catholic

August 7, 1998

Marcus and Alan answer open-line questions. ... more