Deacon Rick was brought up Catholic but by high school he had lost his faith. He believed in God but religion was the last thing on his mind. While in college, he began to read the Bible for the first time, while attending a Church of Christ fellowship. After giving his life to Jesus Christ he dropped […]
I was baptized and confirmed in a nominally Catholic home. My dad’s 30-year career in the U.S. military and the diplomatic service led us overseas among many moves as our 6-child family grew up, spending years in Panama, Cuba, and Colombia. Despite a Jesuit education into high school, by the time we returned to Washington, D.C. in the late 1960s, I was a high school student growing rapidly disillusioned with my faith and with the Catholic Church.
I left and came back.
That simple 5-word phrase describes a set of life decisions, over an 11-year period, resulting in my departure from and return to the Catholic Faith.
Panel discusses the Protestant doctrine of “sola Scriptura”. The participants are Dr. Kenneth Howell, former Presbyterian minister; Bruce Sullivan, former Church of Christ minister, Dr. Paul Thigpen, former Pentecostal minister, Richard Lane, former Lutheran, Dr. Scott Hahn, former Presbyterian minister and Marcus Grodi, former Presbyterian minister.
Ken grew up as a member of the Church of Christ. In his teens he became addicted to pornography and in his 20’s was into Zen Buddhism. He met his future wife and was married. All the while hiding his addiction. He joined the Catholic Church only because his wife was Catholic. In 2000, his […]