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From Confusion to the Order of Truth

March 26, 2012

My pathway home to the Catholic Church required an all-terrain vehicle to negotiate the steep, rocky, tortuous roads including dead ends, cul-de-sacs, and detours. Unlike many of The Journey Home stories, I was not trained in theology or doctrine. I attended no seminary, Bible college, or religious institute. But a great deal of informal education in those areas plus years of lay ministry led me to the Catholic Church. And it all started early. ... more
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Open-Line With Thomas Smith: Former Mormon

February 4, 2000

Marcus and Tom answer open-line questions together from the audience. ... more
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Steve Clifford: Former Mormon

November 12, 1999

Steve was born and raised in Utah in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). His ancestors had been Mormons since 1832. At the age of 18, he joined the Air Force and met his Catholic wife in Germany. Though his wife and later his children were Catholic, he believed the Catholic Church was an apostate church. In 1993, his wife asked him to come to listen a presentation made by Scott & Kimberly Hahn.  After listening to Scott, Steve went on a quest to disprove him and affirm Mormon ... more
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Ned South: Former Episcopal Priest

October 8, 1999

Ned was a cradle Episcopalian. He parents were very active in his parish. His high school he felt called to ministry but put it off until he was in his 30’s. It wasn’t until he was in seminary that he came into a deep relationship with Christ. He was ordained an Episcopal priest and served in Alabama and Ohio. In the late 1980’s and early ‘90’s the cascade of troubles in the Episcopal church and the lack of any mechanism to stop them cause him to retire early. For ... more
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Thomas Smith: Former Mormon Missionary

October 23, 1998

Tom grew up in Idaho. He was a seventh generation Mormon. As a Mormon missionary for two years, in Alabama, he began to see inconsistencies in Mormonism as well as conflicts with Scriptures. The witness of Christians sharing how Jesus Christ had changed their lives had a powerful impact on him. After becoming a Christian, he was ordained as a Baptist minister. In an attempt to study the earliest Christian writings to defend the doctrine of the Holy Trinity against the Mormon teaching to the plurality of God, Tom discovered ... more