Sacraments

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Helping them Home: 10 Steps of Dialogue

July 5, 2016

How can we help our non-Catholic Christian friends and family discover the beauty and truth of the Catholic Faith? This is precisely why the Coming Home Network International exists, and, by grace, we have been able to help many “come home.” But many who have contacted us have not continued the journey. We aren’t here to “push, pull, or prod” anyone into the Church, but rather to stand beside. ... more
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“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ loved the church… cleansing her by the bath of water with the word”; Ephesians 5:25-26 – What is the meaning of that bath of cleansing?

May 24, 2016

One of the more controversial chapters in the Bible for pastors to preach on is Ephesians 5, because of Paul’s statement about wives submitting to their husbands.  Deacon Alex Jones addresses another challenging portion of the same chapter- when Paul says a husband should lay down his life for his wife, “cleansing her by the bath of water with the word.”  In his Pentecostal days, Deacon Alex saw salvation through ... more
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Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 6: Our Life in the Sacraments

May 12, 2015

Last week we looked at five of the seven sacraments of the Church.  This week I shall explain about the two great sacraments of ministry:  Holy Orders and Holy Matrimony. ... more
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Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 5: The Great Gift of the Sacraments

May 5, 2015

Seven sacraments—seven great gifts of love from God to his Holy Church.  Anyone aged 50 and over can easily recall from their Baltimore Catechism: “A sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to impart grace”. ... more
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A Sacramental Worldview: Five Essentials of Conversion (Part 3)

May 5, 2015

There’s no denying it. The sacraments are the heart and soul of the Catholic Faith, so much so that when people speak of returning to the Catholic Church after being away for a long time, they often phrase it in terms of returning to the sacraments. The sacraments are God’s answer to our human need for forgiveness, for transformation, and for holiness. Summing up a long tradition, St. ... more
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Seeking to be Close to Christ, Michael Rediscovered His Catholicism and the Sacrament of Confession

November 17, 2014

Michael Cousineau discusses the desire for God that has been placed in the hearts of all mankind and how in seeking to be closer to Christ he rediscovered his Catholic faith. ... more
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Baptism: The Wages of Sin is Death, Romans 6:12-23

November 14, 2014

Listener email: “Infant baptism coming to life is mere theological fiction.” ... more
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Reading G.K. Chesterton Led This Evangelical Baptist to Discover the Catholic Church – Interview with Dale Ahlquist

November 10, 2014

Dale Ahlquist shares how his faith in Jesus Christ found greater fulfillment in the sacraments and communion of the Catholic Church. Reading G.K. Chesterton started him on his journey home! ... more
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Longing For Truth

July 1, 2014

“My longing for truth was a single prayer.” – St. Edith Stein ... more
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Timothy Putnam: Former United Methodist Seminarian

March 24, 2014

Timothy talks with Marcus about the Methodist emphesis of holiness in God’s grace and their desire for an ever deeper walk with Christ and how this led him to the Catholic faith. Timothy is now the director for Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Tulsa, OK. His website is www.timothyputnam.com. ... more
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The Eucharist and the Early Christian Fathers (Part 2)

March 16, 2014

Communion, Lord’s Supper, Eucharist are titles given to a sacrament, ordinance, or rite celebrated by Christians around the world. The origin of this act of worship comes from the institution of Jesus Christ, but the meaning and practice have a long and broad history, leading to, as we all know, a wide breadth of opinions and consequent division. The best place to begin to understand this great sacrament is ... more
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The Eucharist and the Early Christian Fathers

March 8, 2014

Communion, Lord’s Supper, Eucharist are titles given to a sacrament, ordinance, or rite celebrated by Christians around the world. The origin of this act of worship comes from the institution of Jesus Christ, but the meaning and practice have a long and broad history, leading to, as we all know, a wide breadth of opinions and consequent division. The best place to begin to understand this great sacrament is ... more