Why Did Pius XII Proclaim the Dogma of Mary’s Assumption?

September 1, 2011 | 5 responses

We may take it for granted that the Church doesn’t proclaim dogmas without good reason. All the major doctrinal decisions in the history of the Church were motivated by a pastoral concern for the health of the faithful. After all, the first and last responsibility of the bishops and priests of the Church is the spiritual welfare of the faithful.

So why is Mary’s assumption into heaven an important truth for our spiritual well-being? What’s the spiritual benefit of the dogma of the Assumption? To find out, we must first understand what the Catholic Church teaches about it.

Tim Staples: An Assemblies of God Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 1, 2010 | no responses

Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, he came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. While in the Marine Corps, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. During his final year in […]

Noah Lett: A Lutheran Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

February 2, 2009 | no responses

Marcus and Noah answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Noah was raised in a nominally Protestant family in Indiana. When he was a young man he became a Lutheran and, in 1986, was ordained a Lutheran minister, pastoring in Queens, New York. In 1988, while home to fix lunch, he had a vision […]

Dr. Thomas & Lovelace Howard: Episcopalians Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

September 10, 2007 | no responses

Dr. Thomas Howard and his wife Lovelace talk with Marcus about Dr. Howard being the first guest ever on the Journey Home. He and Lovelace give short versions of their journey to the Catholic Church from the Episcopal Church.

Gary Hoge: A Catholic Who Was An Atheist Then Baptist – The Journey Home Program

July 26, 2004 | no responses

Gary was baptized in the Methodist Church when he was six month old but his parents soon stopped attending church. The little he knew of Christianity was from his father reading bedtime Bible stories to him. In high school and college he was an atheist but he wasn’t militant about is lack of belief. He […]

Fr. Mark Wood: Baptist Who Became a Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

January 27, 2003 | no responses

Fr. Mark was raised in a Baptist household but as a teenager drifted from his faith, to the point of being an atheist. A Catholic friend invited him to a SEARCH retreat, where he committed his life to Jesus Christ. After the retreat he fervently attended his Baptist church and participated in many activities. However, […]

James Cope: A Lutheran Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 16, 2000 | no responses

Jim grew up in a Lutheran family on a dairy farm in northern Ohio, but he didn’t have a real relationship with God. His journey of faith began while stationed, in the Army, in Korea, where he discovered his sinfulness and God’s grace. Upon his return to the States he felt a call to the […]

Manuel Perez: Returned To The Catholic Faith From The New Age – The Journey Home Program

October 22, 1999 | no responses

Manuel was brought up a Catholic in Mexico. He attended Mass but lacked any formation in the faith. As a teenager he slowly drifted astray through his interest in New Age teachings, such as reincarnation and alien visitors from space. By the time he was married, he was no longer a practicing Christian, though he […]

Dr. Scott Hahn: A Presbyterian Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

September 3, 1999 | no responses

Marcus and Scott answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Scott gave his life to Christ in high school. He soon became a convinced Calvinist. In seminary some thought he out-calvined Calvin. While teaching a Bible class, as a minister, a student asked him, “Where in the Bible does the Bible teach that it […]

Paul Thigpen: A Pentecostal Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 4, 1998 | no responses

Marcus and Paul answer open-line questions. Paul was brought up Presbyterian but at the age of 12 became an atheist. As a senior in high school he was brought back to Christ through a frightening experience with the demonic. Paul served as a Pentecostal and United Methodist minister before entering the Catholic Church.

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