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The Forerunners of the Reformation

March 1, 2016

Dr. Scott Hahn, former Presbyterian pastor, journeys through the intellectual and cultural ideologies, as well as the historical figures, that led up to the Protestant Reformation. Dr. Hahn give special focus to the necessity of the papacy. ... more
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“Hard Verses” — Answering YOUR Bible Questions!

October 29, 2015

Violence, rape, and polygamy in the Old Testament?! How are we saved by faith and works?! How does one interpret these verses? How did the Early Church answer these difficult questions? ... 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 ... more
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Dr. Wesley Vincent – Former Fundamentalist & Evangelical

March 2, 2015

As a young boy, Wesley was brought up in a Nazarene church. There he learned the importance of freewill and holiness in the Christian life. Later his parents moved and they began attending a Calvinist Baptist congregation, where he was taught the sovereignty of God, predestination and total depravity. When he was about 12, the family moved back to a Nazarene congregation. From this he gained a realization of the the ... more
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Rit Leslie: An Evangelical Protestant Who Became A Catholic

December 22, 2014

Rit is a former Evangelical Protestant from a born-again family. He claimed he’d never ever be Catholic, or raise his kids Catholic, or even step foot in a Catholic church. Rit discusses with Marcus his long journey journey and conversion of heart. ... 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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Fr. Tyson Wood: Former Lutheran Minister

June 16, 2014

Fr. Tyson grew up in a Lutheran family on Luther’s Small Catechism. As a teenager, he began to question such Protestant pillars as “sola Scriptura” and the equating of concupiscence with personal sin.  He thought to himself, if we can’t cooperate with God, because of total depravity, what it the purpose of living a moral Christian life? He felt called to ministry but joined the military out of ... more
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Finding a Scriptural Church

April 14, 2014

My father was a Lutheran minister in the Erzgebirge, a small city in southern Saxony, Germany when I was born in 1988. Erzgebirge, set on the Czech Republic border, is one of the most Protestant regions in the former German Democratic Republic and all the family on my father’s side came from this region. My grandfather was a Lutheran deacon and evangelist; old photographs with him and Billy Graham exist. ... more
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God Buried His Seed in My Heart

April 7, 2014

Throughout my life, almost every time I have had a quick, guttural, “absolutely not” reaction or attitude toward something, God has turned it around on me and made me change my mind. I think because deep down I feel drawn to certain things, but I want to defy myself (my conscience) or God out of pride. For example, “I don’t know what I’m gonna do, but I’ll ... more
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God Closed a Window and Opened a Door

March 4, 2014

Reflecting on my life, I recognize God’s hand leading me through the times of joy and sorrow. I can now trace the turns in the road that led me to the best thing that happened to me in my life: coming home to the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. ... more
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A Bible-Believer Becomes Catholic by Believing the Bible

February 1, 2014

Our devout, fundamentalist-evangelical family of six children attended Sunday School, Sunday morning and evening worship services, Wednesday evening prayer meeting, and choir rehearsal after prayer meeting — even when traveling. My parents alternately took us to Nazarene and Baptist congregations. Nazarenes taught Arminian doctrine; that sinning resulted in loss of salvation. Baptists taught “once saved – always saved – safe and secure for eternity.” As early as grade school I became aware that ... more
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A Church I Could Confidently Defend!

January 27, 2014

It’s impossible for me to remember a time when God didn’t play a large role in my life. My earliest memories are of my dad inviting me to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and reading Bible stories to me. I had a children’s picture Bible that contained many stories. After Dad read aloud out of his Bible, he’d find the story in mine and share ... more