Msgr. Stuart Swetland: A Lutheran Who Became a Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

June 14, 2004 | no responses

Msgr. Swetland was raised, in Pennsylvania, by devout Lutheran parents. At the age of five he had thoughts of becoming a minister. From his family and congregation he learned a spirit of service, an idea that eventually led him to apply to the US Naval Academy, where he studied Physics. For most of his Naval […]

Carolyn Baber: A Lutheran Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

May 24, 2004 | no responses

Carolyn was brought up in a devout Missouri Synod Lutheran home. Being Lutheran was part of her identity. She married a man who as reared Jewish but was a convert to Christianity and later to the Catholic Church. Being a successful businesswoman brought stress to Carolyn’s marriage and family. On advice of her mother-in-law, she […]

Doug Gonzales: A Nazarene Minister Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

April 12, 2004 | no responses

Doug’s parents were not hostile to religion, but it was his maternal grandmother who raised him to be a Fundamentalist Christian. Even though he had been baptized a Catholic as an infant in deference to his father’s mother. As a young man, he was deeply influenced by the tracts of Jack Chick and became quite […]

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

April 5, 2004 | 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 […]

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

March 1, 2004 | 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 […]

G. K. Chesterton: An Anglican Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

February 16, 2004 | no responses

In this special addition of the Journey Home, Marcus interviews G. K. Chesterton, portrayed by Chuck Chalburg. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Born in London, in 1874, he was reared in the Church of England, entering the Catholic Church in […]

Tim Drake: A Lutheran Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 1, 2003 | no responses

Marcus and Tim answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Tim was reared in a faithful Lutheran home in Minnesota. He fell in love with Christ while preparing for confirmation as a teen. In college he lived in the Lutheran campus ministry house. He considered the possibility of becoming a pastor but instead became […]

Fr. Gray Bean: A Baptist Minister Who Became a Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

November 10, 2003 | no responses

Father Bean was reared in a Southern Baptist home in Alabama. His mother made sure that he attended church and learned the Bible. When he was 11, he gave his life to Jesus. In high school and college, the love of music caused him to drift away from practicing his faith. When he was 21 […]

Jimmy Akin: A Presbyterian Who Became a Catholic Apologist – The Journey Home Program

November 3, 2003 | no responses

Marcus and Jimmy answer open-line questions from the audience. James (these days he’s goes by Jimmy) was born in south Texas and grew up in the Ozarks in Arkansas. When he was little he parents attended the Church of Christ but stopped attending when he was about five. In high school he became involved in […]

Steven Greydanus: A Dutch Reformed Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 27, 2003 | no responses

Steven was raised in a committed Christian household. His father was a Dutch Reformed pastor who taught him to know his faith. Unfortunately, he also taught him to be anti-Catholic. After his father left the pastorate, the family began to attend an Episcopal parish where Steven gained an appreciation for liturgy and the sacraments. Steven’s […]

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