Browsing the religion section of the local used bookstore, I caught sight of a peculiar volume, the black and red ink on the spine contrasting sharply against the drab surroundings. “Now, there’s an oxymoron!” I thought to myself as I reflected on the book’s title, which read Catholic and Christian. Intrigued by the apparent paradox, I reluctantly grasped the book from the shelf and began reading, beginning with the ornate back cover. The author was a certain Dr. Alan Schreck, a professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville. His objective was simple—to clarify Catholic doctrine for the many Catholic and non-Catholic Christians who misunderstand it. At $4.50 the paperback seemed a bargain I couldn’t afford to ignore. Little did I know that this meager investment would pave the foundation for my journey home to the Catholic Church.
Today’s Scripture: Romans 5:3-5  More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,  and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,  and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us. Mentioned on the […]
A member of our discussion forum named “Sunshine” asks: “How to be saved?” Sunshine: So, are you saying that no one actually receives Christ himself except those receiving the sacrament? David W. Emery: Perhaps we should rather say that Christ’s work of atonement was accomplished, but his work of healing and sanctification continues so long […]
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 […]
Fr. Luther was raised in the Church of Christ, in which he was introduced to Christ. He learned many truths in that faith such as the love of Scripture, pray, right living, the necessity of baptism for salvation, the emphasis on the truth, the insistence that the Church is the Body of Christ. He began […]