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Unto the House of the Lord

November 9, 2016

I am the fourth of five children who grew up in what would today be called an Evangelical home, though we didn’t call ourselves that. I don’t remember us calling ourselves anything but Christians, though I was aware that while most of the kids in my neighborhood were Catholics, we were Protestants. ... more
Laura Hinson

I Sought The Lord and He Found Me

August 22, 2016

2015 was the most spectacular year of my life. Something inside of me came alive. Things I never thought I would have time for as a working single mom, things like volunteering two days a week at church, became part of my regular schedule. Energy to serve others suddenly poured out of me like never before. I can only give credit to the Holy Spirit, as He was definitely working in my life this year. God seemed closer than ever before. This was the year I officially became Catholic. ... more
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Denise and Tim Mergen- Mother and Son

July 26, 2016

Denise Mergen remembers two of her college roommates getting abortions, and the negative impact it had on their lives.  When she married a Catholic, her priest suggested that she and her husband get involved in a ministry that they could both agree on, and so Denise got involved with helping post-abortive women.  Along the way, she found herself building on her faith background in the Church of Christ as she finally became convicted to follow Christ’s call into the Catholic Church. ... more
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Contraception & the Church: “Do not conform yourselves to this age” with Kimberly Hahn

May 17, 2016

***The Devil tried to stop us, but this episode was just TOO GOOD not to share! (The first several minutes of this program contain some technical difficulties, but it is worth pushing through. Please “offer up” the slight inconvenience with the intention that Mrs. Hahn’s testimony may bear fruit in the lives of listeners struggling with this topic.) ... more
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Heather & Andrew Bowen: Former Baptist & Former Atheist

December 7, 2015

In reaction to his own judgmental zeal as a young man, Andrew became an angry atheist. Heather, who was Andrew’s best friend in college, was brought up Lutheran. After they married neither practiced any sort of faith life. When Heather suffered an ectopic pregnancy God brought her back to Christ through the Baptist faith. Andrew reacted by becoming filled with anger toward God. His anger became so bad that their home became a battle ground. God used an extremely interesting route to bring Heather and Andrew to the Catholic ... more
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Brendan O’Morchoe, Former Episcopalian

December 15, 2014

Brendan grew up in Illinois in an Episcopal family. They attended church every Sunday but his faith didn’t really impact his life outside of church, except when he was having a bad time. With his father an Irish Protestant immigrant, he culture was anti-catholic. Brendan had no personal knowledge of Catholics or of Catholic teaching. In his late teen years, he began to deepen his faith and to turn more to Christ. After high school, he enrolled at Fordham University. The witness of the Catholic students, faculty and clergy ... more
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Bishop Kevin Vann: Lifelong Catholic

May 5, 2014

Bishop Vann is the bishop of the Diocese of Orange, California. Formerly, he was bishop of Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in an active and faithful Catholic family in Springfield, Illinois.  Bishop Vann’s first degree was in Medical Technology and he worked in that field for several years. He wanted to serve people even more and entered seminary. He was ordained a priest at the age of 30 and ordained a bishop in 2005. Marcus talks with Bishop Vann about ecumenism and the Pastoral Provision. ... more
Rebecca Hoekstra

My Journey from the Episcopal Church to the Catholic Church

July 22, 2013

I grew up Protestant: nondenominational and later Baptist. I was in church every week and my parents were committed to reading the Bible to us at home. When I was 19, a friend and I decided to go to L’Abri in England for 6 months, mostly because we wanted to travel. L’Abri is a Christian study center founded by Francis Schaeffer and was a great place for me to try to figure out what I thought about God. I didn’t delve too deeply into theology, but my time there ... more
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Confessions of an Ex-Feminist

July 9, 2012

I was in the newsstand of a Miami bus terminal, my saddle oxfords a bit scuffed and my uniform crumpled after a steamy day of classes, when I spotted something that utterly horrified me. It was not an X-rated magazine, but something much worse: a book called Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell. ... more
Katie Plato

No Neutral Ground

April 16, 2012

Since becoming Catholic, I have been asked numerous times “why?” “Why are you doing this?” Many Catholics have asked with excitement in their voices, and my non-Catholic family and friends have asked with dismay. Interestingly, no one asks void of emotion. ... more
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Surprised by Truth – and Beyond

March 1, 2012

Sometimes I think the greatest thing that ever happened to me spiritually was getting kicked out of Franciscan University of Steubenville. ... more
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A Child Who Led Me — From Liberal Feminism to Life

December 20, 2011

A feminist rebellion ... more