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Taylor Marshall: Former Episcopal Clergy

July 2, 2012

Taylor Marshall learned the basic tenets of the Christian faith through his friend’s Lutheran Church.  In high school, Taylor experienced a profound religious experience and soon felt a calling to the ministry.  While reading and studying in college, he found the Anglican Church, which, in his mind, was the best of both worlds of Catholicism and Protestantism.  Following seminary, he was ordained as an Episcopal priest in the diocese of Fort Worth, Texas.  At the fifth anniversary of their wedding, Taylor and his wife Joy went to Rome.  It ... more
John Nahrgang

John Nahrgang, “They have renounced marriage for the sake of the kingdom,” Matthew 19:9-12 & 1 Corinthians 7:32-35

June 23, 2010

Marcus welcomes former secular agnostic John Nahrgang to discuss discerning a vocation to religious life and his journey to the Catholic Church. What is celibacy? How does a Christian discern the will of God in his life? ... more
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Fr. Donald Calloway: Former Grateful Deadhead

March 22, 2010

Father Donald lived the wild life as a teenager. He was so reckless that the government of Japan kicked him out of the country when he was a teen. He wondered hopelessly as a Grateful Deadhead, existing on macaroni & cheese and massive amounts of drugs. Thought his turmoil, his parents became Catholic — through the witness of a Filipino lady. On a night that he was sure he was going to die, he was radically converted to Christ when he happened upon a book on the apparitions of the Blessed ... more
travis lawmaster

St. Paul on Marriage & Celibacy, 1 Corinthians 7

January 13, 2010

Marcus welcomes Scripture scholar Travis Lawmaster, who left the Catholic Faith for Pentecostalism, to discuss marriage and the family. A special edition of Deep in Scripture‘s “Verse(s) I never saw…” series. ... more
tim staples

The Biblical Origins of Celibacy, 1 Timothy 5: 9-11

November 18, 2009

Marcus welcomes Tim Staples, former Assemblies of God youth minister, to discuss one of the “verses he never saw” as a devout Protestant. Tim chose 1 Timothy 5:9-11 to discuss the issue of consecrated celibacy and other teaching of Jesus that many “found hard to receive.” ... more

Fr. Douglas Lorig: Former Episcopalian Priest

November 24, 2008

Fr. Doug talks abou his life as an Episcopal priest and the journey he took with his wife and four children to the Catholic Church, in 1979. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Catholic Church by Bishop Thomas O’Brien in 1984. ... more

Open Line With Dr. William Bales, Former Presbyterian Minister

June 2, 2008

Marcus and Bill answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more

Fr. Benedict Groeschel: Life-long Catholic

April 9, 2007

Father Benedict, a life-long Catholic, knew from an early age that he was going to become a priest. He and Marcus discuss his conversion and commitment to Jesus Christ and various other topics. ... more

Stephen K. Ray: Former Baptist

November 4, 2002

Marcus and Steve answer open-line questions from the audience. ... more

Fr. Ray Ryland: Former Episcopal Priest

April 1, 2002

Marcus and Father Ray answer open-line questions. ... more
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Fr. George Rutler: Former Episcopal Priest

November 26, 1999

Father Rutler was brought up as a traditional Episcopalian in New Jersey. He was formed in the faith by his parents and grandparents. He was always devoted to Jesus and his sacraments. He does not know a time, since he was a boy, that he didn’t feel called to ministry. After college he attended seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest. He served in the Anglican ministry for almost ten years. As he saw the collapse of the Anglican Communion, the breakdown of authority and the denial of basic ... more
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Fr Ray & Ruth Ryland: Former Episcopalians

October 10, 1997

Fr. Ray & Ruth were both brought up in the Desciples of Christ denomination. After serving in the Pacific during World War II, Fr. Ray attended seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1950. Ministering in that denomination for over a decate, both he and Ruth were led by the Holy Spirit to seek Catholic unity. In 1963, along with their five children, they were received into the Catholic Church. Fr. Ray was ordained a Catholic priest in 1983. He received his eternal reward on March 20, 2014. He is survived by Ruth, his ... more