Paul Abbe: A Lutheran Minister Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

September 29, 2008 | no responses

Paul was baptized and brought up in a Lutheran home. After graduating from the Lutheran School of Theology, in Chicago, he was ordained a Lutheran minister in 1992 and served as a pastor in that tradition for over 12 years. After a long journey of prayer, study and struggle, he was received into full-communion with […]

Al Kresta: A Non-denominational Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 1, 2007 | no responses

Marcus and Al answer open-line questions from the audience. Al was reared in a Catholic home. However he was never properly taught the faith and didn’t see it being lived out in his family. In high school and college, during the 1960’s, he easily fell away into the life of sex, drugs and rock and […]

Travis Lawmaster: Returned To The Catholic Faith From Pentecostalism – The Journey Home Program

May 8, 2006 | no responses

Marcus and Dion answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Travis was brought up Catholic. His mother, who is from Spain, is very devoted to our Lord Jesus. In high school be learned about the Foursquare Gospel Church and praise and worship music. He committed himself to Jesus in his senior year. Sadly, though […]

Rick Howick: A Presbyterian Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

July 25, 2005 | no responses

Rick was born into a Methodist family, which left because of a parish scandal. At the age of 13, bought a King James Bible after watching a TV evangelist. Later he joined a Baptist church but left it in college because of questions over fundamentalism. He then attended a Presbyterian church, which had no problems […]

Steve G. Milam: A Southern Baptist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

February 28, 2005 | no responses

Steve and his wife were both brought up Southern Baptist.  His wife is a preacher’s kid and they were married by her father. They were strong Evangelical Protestants with an emphasis on the Bible and good preaching. They became leaders in a “seeker friendly” Baptist congregation with entertaining music and enthusiasm. After visiting an Episcopal […]

Gerald & Jennifer Tritle: Presbyterians Who Became Catholics The Journey Home (09-27-2004)

September 27, 2004 | no responses

Gerald was born into a Lutheran family but stopped attending church when he was seven. As a young adult he joined a Pentecostal Church. Jennifer was raised by very ministry-orientated parents from a Nazarene background. They met while Gerald was on a business trip to California. After they were married they church hopped for a […]

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 […]

Marcus Grodi: The Verses I Never Saw: The Journey Home Program

December 16, 2002 | no responses

In this episode of the Journey Home, Marcus discusses the “Verses He Never Saw” when he was a Protestant. These were passages of the Bible that were difficult or impossible to understand as a Protestant and only are understandable in their fullness from a Catholic perspective. He talks about Hebrews 6:4; 1 Timothy 3:15; 2 […]

Paul Jernberg: Swedish Baptist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

March 18, 2002 | no responses

Paul is the grandchild of Swedish Baptists who fled persecution in Sweden. Through various encounters with Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche Communities, which work with the mentally ill and handicapped, he came to discover the Catholic Church. At the time of this airing, Paul was the Music Director at St. Mark’s Church, in Peoria, […]

Jay & Gail Caress: Baptist Missionaries Who Became Catholics – The Journey Home Program

November 13, 2000 | no responses

Jay grew up in a Christian home but as a teen in the mid 1960’s he began to question everything. After high school he became involved in rock music and moved to California where he met Gail. Gail was brought in an Evangelical family. When she went off to college she got involved in the […]

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