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Jeffrey Morrow, Jewish Atheist turned Catholic Christian

February 29, 2016

Marcus Grodi welcomes Jewish convert and former Evangelical Protestant Jeffrey Morrow to discuss his journey from atheism into belief in God, Christianity, and ultimately, Catholicism. Jeffrey grew up not knowing that Christmas or Easter had anything to do with Jesus! Not only was he not familiar with Christianity, but he simply didn’t belief any God existed! Challenged by peers in college, he realized that Christianity is one of the most historically-defensible ideologies. He realized his atheism took more faith than belief in God. After coming to know Jesus Christ, ... more
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Dr. Ian Murphy: Former Baptist Minister

February 9, 2015

Ian, as a little boy, developed a love for the Scriptures and had read the entire Bible by the time he was eight years old. Sadly, at this point he became an agnostic because he felt that God, Jesus and the Gospel were too good to be true. By the time he was fourteen he was having anxiety attacks over “the God question”. Finally, he prayed and asked God to allow him to touch the spiritual realm. He learned to be careful how you pray when he was attacked by ... more
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Dr. Matthew Cabeen: An Evangelical Protestant Who Became Catholic

November 3, 2014

Matthew was brought up as an Evangelical Protestant. His parents had previously been active Jehovah’s Witnesses. As a child he was filled with a love and knowledge of the holy Scripture, as his parents hosted frequent Bible studies in their home. Matthew’s journey to the Catholic Church began when he was in college through the influence of his father. As Matthew’s father began to discover the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith through the books he was reading, he would share them and discuss them with ... more
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Steven Lawson: Former Agnostic; revert

November 11, 2013

Steven Lawson, son of Catholic parents, grew up in Buffalo, NY.  A regular attender of weekly mass and youth group events, Steven began to have questions about his faith.  His goal from age 11 (modeled after Walt Disney) was to build a better world through animation.  While in college, Steven got immersed in philosophy and debate, leading into a secular mindset – and a rather sinful lifestyle.  The story of a divine encounter and his subsequent life transformation is shared in this session with Marcus Grodi. ... more
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Shane Kapler: Revert; Former Non-Denominational

April 30, 2012

His mother was from the Methodist tradition while his father, one of twelve children, came from a decidedly Catholic background.  Shane Kapler, found himself in Catholic schools, but because of a falling out between his father and the parish priest, not attending Sunday Mass as a family.  His father would, however, continue in the Catholic faith through audio tapes and personal Bible Study.  Even as a middle-schooler, Shane was a deep thinker in regards to religion.  He studied scripture and read about various faith traditions.  His first divine encounter assured ... more
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Joanna Bogle: Life-long Catholic

March 5, 2012

Joanna Bogle, English author, historian and broadcaster, visits with Marcus.  Together they compare and contrast various religious topics as they relate to England and the United States.  Joanna is a lifelong Catholic who discusses the Anglican influence on the Christian faith in Great Britain.  She notes some of the influential writers in her faith journey such as C.S. Lewis, John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton.  Joanna talks about some of the challenges the Church faces in the 21st century as well as the opportunities of the Anglican Ordinariate.   ... more
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Patrick Coffin: Revert to the Catholic Faith

December 5, 2011

Patrick Coffin, born in Nova Scotia, is Catholic apologist, author, speaker and radio show host.  He shares with Marcus his journey of faith as a Catholic, then agnostic, who has a divine answer to his prayer.  Patrick begins his search for truth through graduate studies at McGill University and subsequently teaching theology at a high school.  He spent a year in discernment for the priesthood before entering Franciscan University for a master’s degree in theology.  Marcus and Patrick discuss the significance of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae vis-a-vis the  ... more
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Steve Ray: Former Baptist

October 3, 2011

Steve Ray, a return guest of The Journey Home Program, grew up in a Baptist household where he learned a true love for Jesus and Holy Scripture.  His infant dedication by his parents was personally affirmed at age 17.  For the next 20 years, he lived out his faith as a Baptist.  But, over time, Steve began to question some of the tenets of his beliefs.  Becoming immersed in church history, he began to discover the truth of Christianity.  At age 39, Steve and his family converted to Catholicism.  His book, Crossing the ... more
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Fr. Ray Ryland: Former Episcopal Priest

June 6, 2011

Fr. Ray Ryland has a long history in ministry, beginning with his calling at age 17 while he was in the Disciples of Christ Church.  He later became a priest in the Episcopal Church, before converting, with his wife and five children, to Catholicism in 1963.  Even though he fully expected to be a Catholic lay man for the remainder of his days, he still had within his heart a calling to minister.  In 1983, through the pastoral provision, Fr. Ray was ordained as a Roman Catholic priest.  He and Marcus discuss several ... more
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Becky Mayhew: Former Southern Baptist

March 29, 2010

After a Southern Baptist tent revival, Becky Mayhew was baptized by her father in the Mississippi River. Performing frequently as a soloist before his sermons, she taught vacation Bible school at age sixteen and began teaching Sunday school at age nineteen. For many years, Becky and her husband Larry enjoyed the quiet lifestyle of a philosophy professor and an English teacher, rearing their son and serving in a Baptist church, where he was ordained as a deacon. When her son married a Catholic, Becky began studying the Catholic faith in ... more
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Paul Abbe: Former Lutheran Minister

September 29, 2008

Paul was baptized and brought up in a Lutheran home. After graduating from the Lutheran School of Theology, in Chicago, he was ordained a Lutheran minister in 1992 and served as a pastor in that tradition for over 12 years. After a long journey of prayer, study and struggle, he was received into full-communion with the Catholic Church in September 2006. ... more