Father Greg was raised in a Catholic family but, though he believed in God, he only remembers praying with his heart twice when he was young. Sadly, he had next to no catechesis. Even though he attended Mass he did not know the faith. When he was a junior in high school, a friend asked […]
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.
Although Jim was raised in an Italian Catholic home, he spent most of his adult life serving as a priest in the Anglican tradition. As a young adult, Jim always thought the Catholic Church was like a beautiful art museum, but never understood her teachings. Joy was baptized Catholic but her family did not practice […]
Father Mullady is a life-long Catholic. He is the son of an Air Force officer and was raised through out the United States. He entered the Dominican Order in 1966 and was Ordained in Oakland, California, in 1972. He has been a parish priest, high school teacher, retreat master, mission preacher and university professor. He […]
Marcus and Father Mitch answer open-line questions from the Journey Home Audience. They also talk about Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Spe Salvi “Saved in Hope”. Fr. Mitch earned his Ph.D. in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University as well as a Ph.D. in philosophy. He is an accomplished linguist, speaking several ancient languages including Latin, Koine Greek, […]
Margaret grew up a Protestant, even though her parents didn’t really attend church. She attended a Catholic school because it was one of the better places to get an education and was impressed by the nuns. After losing her faith, she found a job with the Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word, which sparked her […]
Ralph was brought up a devout Catholic, but he questioned his faith while searching for the “truth.” After a Cursillo retreat in college he learned that God is the only Truth and Ralph has been proclaiming that message ever since.
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.