prayer to the saints

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Eight Things To Love About the Catholic Church Part 4: Why We Love the Saints

April 29, 2015

Having the family background that I do (I am the only one in my family of origin that is still Catholic—everyone else now worships at the local Assembly of God). I have been asked, “Why do Catholics pray to and worship saints?” I have been told that it is idolatry, and it takes away from Jesus’ role as the “one mediator between God and mankind” (1 Tim. 2:15).  So, this let us look at saints and their powerful witness and intercession. I have also been asked, “Why don’t you just ... more

Praying to Saints and Dying to Sin, Romans 6:1-14

November 7, 2014

On today’s episode of Deep in Scripture, Marcus and Ken start by taking a listener question on the Scriptural basis for prayer to the saints and for our departed loved ones. They examine some relevant Scriptures and then turn to the tradition present in the Early Church Fathers to see how the early Christians regarded such practices. They then move on to their continuing study of Romans 6:1-14, discussing the meaning of Baptism and how Christians should respond to sin. ... more

Dr. David Gregson: Former Presbyterian & Anglo-catholic Priest

August 4, 2014

David was raised in a Protestant family. His father was a Presbyterian minister. ... more

David Mills: Former Anglican

November 23, 2009

As a young boy, David had no interest in faith. In his New England college town, he belonged to a Marxist Boy Scout troop. After coming into contact with a tough but loving faithful Baptist deacon, he was introduced to godliness. Upon reading the “Lord of the Rings,” by J. R. R. Tolkien, he began to be compelled by a Christian worldview without knowing it. By high school, he had turned to Christ. In college, he was introduced to an Anglo-Catholic Episcopal parish, which he joined.  As an Anglican, David ... more

Open-Line With Jerry & Yolanda Cleffi, Former Assemblies of God Ministers

June 1, 2009

Marcus, Jerry & Yolanda answer open-line questions from the audience. ... more

Patricia Treece: A Mainline Protestant Girl Whose Father Had Forbidden Catholicism

March 16, 2009

Patricia describes herself as a former Mainline Protestant. Her mother died when she was a baby and her dad, who didn’t attend church, would send her to any church that was handy as they traveled around the country. At a very early age, Patricia loved Jesus and had a need for God. Patricia’s father, who had forbidden that she ever enter a Catholic church, died when she was eighteen. About the same time, she met a Catholic religious brother, who befriended her and was willing to answer her ... more
Noah Lett

Open-Line With Noah Lett, Former Lutheran Minister

February 2, 2009

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

Elizabeth Ficocelli: Former Lutheran

November 10, 2008

From the time she was a young child growing up in a nominal Lutheran family, Elizabeth felt called to follow God on an interesting and surprising spiritual journey. Elizabeth shares the little clues God left her along the way, including hearing his voice whispered in her heart, and meeting a young Catholic man, which would eventually lead her to enter the Catholic Church at the age of twenty-three. Elizabeth Ficocelli is the author of fifteen books for adults and young people. To learn more about Elizabeth, go to: http://elizabethficocelli. ... more
Marcus Grodi

Marcus Grodi: The Beatitudes I Never Saw

October 6, 2008

In this special episode of the Journey Home, Marcus talks about the Beatitudes taught by our Lord Jesus Christ in his Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes may be found in the Holy Scriptures in the Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-12. ... more

Dr. Thomas & Lovelace Howard: Former Episcopalians

September 10, 2007

Dr. Thomas Howard and his wife Lovelace talk with Marcus about Dr. Howard being the first guest ever on the Journey Home. He and Lovelace give short versions of their journey to the Catholic Church from the Episcopal Church. ... more

Deacon Adrian Straley: Atheist Materialist

March 26, 2007

Although was raised in a Disciples of Christ family, Deacon Adrian lost his faith as a teen and fully embraced a skeptical, materialist atheism. He didn’t find his way clear to return to faith in Jesus Christ until he entered the Catholic Church in his mid-40’s. Some 15 years later he was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama. ... more

Open Line With Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Former United Methodist

December 4, 2006

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