Former Lutheran scholar Dr. William Marshner explores the sources of information about the early church used by early Christian historians. How did early Christians learn and pass on the faith? (This talk was originally given in 2004 at the CHNetwork’s “Deep in History” conference)
John was brought up in England in the Anglican Communion. He became active in music ministry in Anglican parishes in England. At one time he was the organist for Canterbury Cathedral. His journey to the Catholic Church began when he met his future wife, who was a convert to the Catholic faith. John is currently director of […]
During Christmas vacation in December of 1997, my wife and I were spending the holidays with her family. At one of my sister-in-law’s homes I found a book sitting on the coffee table called Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic about a fundamentalist/evangelical Christian who had become Catholic. I thought it was a joke book. I had never heard of anyone who became Catholic. In fact, all the Catholics I knew were now Protestants. While there had been times when I was younger that I would have described myself as anti-Catholic, I had long since gotten over that. I no longer saw the Catholic Church as evil, only irrelevant.
Anthony Baratta was a committed Southern Baptist who found out that his father, a Protestant Pastor, was returning to the Catholic Church. This sparked his own search for answers and for a rooted Christian faith, ultimately leading him to become Catholic as well. Anthony discusses his journey as well as his relationship with Christ before and […]
Father Greg was raised in a Catholic family but, though he believed in God, he only remembers praying with his heart twice when he was young. Sadly, he had next to no catechesis. Even though he attended Mass he did not know the faith. When he was a junior in high school, a friend asked […]
In today’s text, Romans 7:1-6, we see proof that the re-emphasis by Jesus of the original indissolubility of marriage has become the accepted norm of the Christian community. Paul assumes his Christian audience agrees that the marriage bond cannot be broken except by death. He then uses this assumption as an analogy of how our […]
Mike was brought up Catholic. While in college his journey away from the Church began when a friend’s mother led him in the sinner’s prayer. While in the military, a friend finished the process by challenging many core Catholic teachings. After he was married, he pulled the family completely out of the Church because he […]
Mike 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.
Marcus and Ken take a question on the effects of Baptism and continue their study of Romans. As a result of death and resurrection of Christ we are no longer slaves to sin, but there is still the danger of going back, choosing the slavery we had before. We need to understand the trajectory of our choices and continually inform our consciences by the standard of proper teaching.