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“Parable of the Game” – Marcus Grodi’s Presentation at the EWTN Family Celebration

September 5, 2013 | no responses

When we play board games, to what extent do the successes and failures we attain in the playing of a game affect the rest of our lives? Watch Marcus Grodi’s presentation at EWTN’s Family Celebration.

The Illogical Logic of Sola Scriptura

September 4, 2013 | 2 responses

by Marcus Grodi. There is a television commercial, selling a certain satellite service, that uses a tongue-in-cheek form of illogical chain logic. The writers presume we know not to take their logic seriously, but they also presume that the humor of it will leave us with a positive view of their product.

The logic goes something like this:

Revised Edition of Journeys Home Hits the Shelf!

September 3, 2013 | no responses

This new, revised edition of Journeys Home contains the stories of men and women who, having surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ, heard a call to follow Him more completely. These conversion stories provide insight, encouragement, and inspiration for those who are thinking about making the same journey and for Catholics born in the faith as well.

Towards Unity – Conversion Story of Fr. Jürgen Liias

September 3, 2013 | 12 responses

After 40 years as an Episcopal priest, Jurgen Liias became a Catholic in August 2012. In April 2013 he was ordained a Catholic priest through the Anglican Ordinariate. A community of about 25 other former Anglicans have joined him in forming the parish of St. Gregory the Great of the US Anglican Ordinariate in Beverly Farms, Massachusetts.

Dan Burke: Convert from Judaism – The Journey Home Program

September 2, 2013 | no responses

Dan is the executive director of the “National Catholic Register” newspaper.

St. Monica, Model of a Catholic Christian

August 27, 2013 | no responses

Today is the Memorial of St. Monica, the mother of the famous St. Augustine whose feast is tomorrow. In his Confessions, Augustine tells us of the last days of his mother’s life. It is one of the most moving tributes of a son to his mother that we have from the ancient world.

Discernment and the Hard, Long, Right Road Beneath Your Feet

August 26, 2013 | no responses

by JonMarc Grodi. I am a young husband, father, and professional. These vocations are my primary responsibilities and necessarily must take some degree of precedent over other things in my life. God is NOT calling me to leave my wife, abandon my children, or stop fulfilling my role in providing for them. Even with the accomplishment of some possible good in mind — even a very good “good” — I can be sure that God is not calling me to act wrongly as a means of attaining that good.

The Necessity of Continuous Conversion

August 22, 2013 | 4 responses

by Marcus Grodi. After 40 years of ministry, half as a Protestant and half as a Catholic, I’ve come to the deep conviction that every single person needs continual conversion, especially when it comes to me. I’m constantly being startled by new aspects of this wonderful Catholic faith, which I thought I had come to understand, but which in reality I understand only as “in a mirror dimly.” And I believe the cause behind most of the conflicts that divide Christians stems from this need for continual conversion, from the top down.

How Being a Baptist Prepared Me to be a Good Catholic

August 21, 2013 | 20 responses

by Paul McCusker. Frankly, I doubt I would be much of a Catholic now without the benefit of all I’d been taught by Protestants as I travelled this way. I know that had I followed my father’s lead as a Catholic I wouldn’t be Catholic at all. (For him, it was a cultural identity, something handed down to him like an old coat he didn’t really want – if even that.) Any spark of faith in my life was fanned by my very-Protestant mother, faithful relatives and, in my formative years, the good people at Grace Baptist Church in my hometown.

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