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Kris Sarver, Former Atheist

May 2, 2016

Kris Sarver was raised Catholic, but after asking complicated questions about Hell as a child, she figured that Catholicism, and religion in general, were for simpletons and the uneducated. She pursued a life as a scientist with the military, and after a failed marriage, decided that she should end her life. It was during that suicide attempt that she first felt the presence of a loving God. That relationship culminated in her rediscovery of the Catholic faith of her youth, which she joyfully practices today. ... more
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Jay Sardino: God’s Mercy through Infirmity

February 8, 2016

You don’t have to be at 100% health for God to work through you. ... more
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Rose Sweet: Healing after Divorce

January 18, 2016

Rose is the oldest of 9 kids from a good Catholic family. In her adolescence she got swept up in the culture of the 1960s. She had an immature faith and thought that if she were the perfect wife and mother all would be well. Rose talks with Marcus about how, after experiencing more than one divorce, the Lord Jesus guided her to his the path he was calling her to follow. She learned about Pope John Paul II’s teaching of Theology of the Body, and was deeply moved by ... more
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Paul Keough: A Revert from the Church of Christ

January 11, 2016

Paul grew up the 9th of 13 children in upstate New York. His mother was a faithful Catholic but his father was a vocal agnostic. He went to church but didn’t understand what was going on. Because he lived in an anti-catholic town and also because of his father’s agnosticism, Paul saw being a Catholic as a weakness. At sixteen, he declared that he was an atheist. Following his father as a role model, he made the goal of his life to follow pleasure. Soon after he began to ... more
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From Cocaine to Christ

December 2, 2015

I was brought up in an Italian Catholic home. I don’t recall going to church with my family as a child, but my grandmother was always praying and taught me to pray. Beyond that, we never really practiced our faith as a family. ... more
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Fr. Leo Patalinghug: A Revert to the Faith

July 13, 2015

Father Leo was baptized Catholic and brought up in a Catholic home in Baltimore, Maryland. When young he was bored at Mass and questioned his faith. His heart was turned to the Lord at a parish mission where the priest explained the Mass step by step. God gave him a hunger for Jesus in the Holy Eucharist. He sought out the Lord through the Scripture, youth groups, pilgrimages and more. The more he sought the Lord the more God gave him an increasing hunger for him. This was the beginning ... more
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Jack Bryant: Revert

June 29, 2015

Jack had a good Catholic background but from his teen years, after a traumatic experience, he drifted away from the Church. His journey Home began when, after the death of his father, he went into a deep depression. It got so bad that it was affecting his work and family. He regularly drove past the local Catholic parish and felt drawn to it. With much fear and trembling, God led him to faith and healing through the guidance of a holy priest and his first confession in 45 years in the ... more
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Dr. Jared Ortiz: Revert from the World

June 22, 2015

Jared was brought up in a in a Catholic family but was never formed in the faith. Most religious influence ended after his parents divorced when he was about eight. By the time he was in high school, God did not have any factor in his life. When he was a senior, after a breakup with a girlfriend, he became depressed a suicidal. While at the University of Chicago, Jared was a confused agnostic, open to the truth, but without any clear idea of what the truth might be. Through ... more
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Jamie & Jack McAleer: A Former Lutheran and a Revert from Secularism

April 20, 2015

Jack grew up Catholic in Mobile, Alabama. His parents were great role models for the faith. They lived only three doors from the church and Jack was a regular altar server. With all of this, Jack says he didn’t learn that he should have a personal relationship with Jesus. Jamie’s upbringing was different. She came from a small family and was baptized Lutheran. Living in a dysfunctional family she was a dreamer as an escape. In college, Jamie accepted Jesus into her heart and also met Jack. After ... more
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Jay Lampart: Revert from Evangelicalism

April 6, 2015

Jay grew up in an active Catholic home and community in New York. After they moved to Pennsylvania and a new culture he began to drift away from the faith as a teen. He would go to Mass with his parents but also attended Baptist worship with his girl friend. Later he became convinced, by some Evangelical Non-denominational friends, that the Catholic Church was evil and even a form of witchcraft. After he was married he became a youth group leader. To prepare for meetings he began studying the foundations ... more
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Gary Zimak: A Revert To The Catholic Church

January 26, 2015

Gary was brought up in a traditional Polish Catholic home. He attended Catholic school and attended weekly Mass. He had a very basic relationship with God. He would pray when he wanted God’s help. Sadly, outside of church faith was not a part of his life. Continually seeking the Lord’s peace, he still continued to keep God at a distance, falling into the snares of worldly temptation and finding temporary peace in a bar. After a long journey of seeking, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, ... more