Bishop Kevin Vann: Lifelong Catholic – The Journey Home Program

May 5, 2014 | no responses

Bishop Vann is the bishop of the Diocese of Orange, California. Formerly, he was bishop of Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in an active and faithful Catholic family in Springfield, Illinois.  Bishop Vann’s first degree was in Medical Technology and he worked in that field for several years. He wanted to serve people even […]

The Separated Children Explained

Last week I posted The Separated Children, and have received many fine kind and challenging comments, all confirming my assumption that I would need to follow up with some further explanation. I do this with a bit of trepidation, because, as I press this button to post, I fully realize that I will probably draw even more heated critiques, but I do so precisely because I want your feedback.

The Separated Children – by Marcus Grodi

July 17, 2013 | no responses

When our Lord told the story about a father who had two sons, he didn’t mean to imply that these were the father’s only children. Rather he condensed the story to address the needs of his immediate audience. In truth, the father had quite a large expanding family, and sadly many of his children over […]

Brandon Vogt – Deep in Scripture 09/28/2011 – Evangelization and New Media

September 28, 2011 | no responses

Today’s Scriptures: Acts 17:16-34 [16]Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. [17] So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the market place every day with those who chanced to […]

Fr. Peter Geldard: Former Anglican minister, JH in England – The Journey Home Program

May 12, 2008 | no responses

As a 17 year old Fr. Geldard began his journey to the Catholic Church through his discovery of the Oxford Movement. As a young Anglican priest be became a leader of the Anglo-Catholic movement in England and ecumenical work. He talks with Marcus about how the decision of the Church of England to break with […]

Fr. Eric Bergman: An Episcopal Priest Who Became Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

October 22, 2007 | no responses

Fr. Bergman found his way into the Catholic Church through being an Episcopal priest. Eventually Fr. Bergmen left the parish he was pastoring, accompanied by a large portion of his congregation, to enter the Catholic Church. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 2007.

Fr. John Holleman: A Episcopal Priest Who’s Now A Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

August 20, 2007 | no responses

Father John was baptized in his mother’s Methodist church when he was a young boy. After a period of skepticism and searching, he became an Episcopalian and was eventually ordained an Episcopal priest. The modernist controversies in the Anglican Communion led his to see the need to return to the source of true apostolic authority […]

Deacon Joseph Pasquella: An Orthodox Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

April 30, 2007 | no responses

Deacon Joseph was baptized Catholic, at the insistence of his father, when he little. When he was four, his father died and his mother then brought him up in a Pentecostal Church. Later in life, he was received into the Eastern Orthodox Church.  His realization of the need of the authority of St. Peter as […]

James Pinto, Jr.: Charismatic Episcopal Priest Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 2, 2006 | no responses

Marcus and Jim answer open-line questions from the audience. Although Jim was raised in an Italian Catholic home, he spent most of his adult life serving as a priest in the Anglican tradition. The youngest of four children, his mother died when he was five and his father when he was in college. As a […]

Dr. Douglas Grandon: An Episcopal Priest Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 14, 2005 | no responses

When Doug was a teenager, a friend shared Christ with him. Doug wasn’t sure God existed but, at his friend’s invitation, prayed for the Lord’s forgiveness and felt God’s grace for the first time. Later, he served as a Pentecostal missionary translator for five years in Yugoslavia. While studying Church history, he began to wonder […]