Mother Teresa once said, “Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God’s gift of Himself.” This reflects a favorite verse of St. Teresa of Avila: “I will run in the way of your commands for you have enlarged my heart.” (Ps 119:32). Everything in our lives is directed at expanding the hearts […]
Does God have one right choice for me in each decision I make?
When we pray for wisdom to discern God’s will when it comes to choosing a mate, a career, a job change, a move, a home, a school, a friend, a vacation, how to spend money, or any other choice, big or little, whenever there are two or more different paths opening up before us and we have to choose, does God always will one of those paths for us? If so, how do we discern it?
As this newsletter goes to print, we have nearly 750 non-Catholic clergy members who are still somewhere on the journey towards the Catholic Church. Most of these men and women are actively pastoring non-Catholic churches—of nearly a hundred different denominations. Some have grown discouraged and cold in their interest in the Catholic Church; many others are convinced and ready to “come home”, but are stalled in their journeys because they face seemingly insurmountable hurdles—vocational, occupational, financial, and sometimes marital.
Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson broadcast live from Catholic Marketing Network Conference. They continue their discussion on Ephesians by focusing on verses 1: 15-16. Today’s topic is prayer.
Rob was reared first in the United Church of Canada and later the Anglican Church. In high school and college he stopped practicing any faith and became deeply involved in drugs and alcohol. While working in London, England, the Holy Spirit began to work on his heart, drawling him to faith in our Lord Jesus […]
Mark’s parents did not often attend church, but at a young age he was permitted to participate at a Baptist congregation, where he was aware of God, loved the Scriptures and knew Jesus Christ. From the ages of 13 to 20, he became active in the United Pentecostal Church, which denies the Holy Trinity and […]
Michelle was reared in a Catholic family. In high school, she found a book in her house about Yoga and soon began to follow its teachings. Yoga was a door to the occult, which led her away from the Church. She worked as a teacher for 18 years and saw the subtle ways anti-Christian agendas […]
Bill is both a former Salvation Army officer and a Southern Baptist minister. Brought up in Montgomery, AL, his future wife, though her witness, brought him to Jesus at the age of 26. His journey to the Catholic Church began when he discovered Thomas Merton’s “Seven Story Mountain.” His barriers to the Catholic faith began […]