Featured Forum Discussion: Working our way out of purgatory?

February 10, 2012 | no responses

David W. Emery: Purgatory is a place of expiation, not of merit. Once a person dies and leaves this earth, the time for earning merit is over, so there is nothing to “work our way out of.” Nothing a soul can do will speed its release from purgatory, but only the prayers and sacrifices of […]

Marie Joseph – Deep in Scripture 12/01/2010 – The Imagery of Fire and Purgation in the Bible

December 1, 2010 | no responses

This week on Deep in Scripture, Marcus Grodi welcomes Marie Joseph to discuss Luke 12: 49; Luke 22: 31-34 & 54-57; 1 Peter 1: 7; 1 Corinthians 3: 12-15.

Deep in Scripture: Listener Q&A – 07/16/2008 – “Soul Sleep,” Didache, Sola Fide

July 16, 2008 | no responses

Happy Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel! Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson in this special summer format, invite listeners to call in and ask Scripture questions.

Deep in Scripture: Listener Q&A – 07/09/2009 – Christian living, St. Paul Bible Study, Universal Salvation, Purgatory

July 9, 2008 | no responses

Marcus Grodi and Jim Anderson in this special summer format, invite listeners to call in and ask Scripture questions, such as: Universal Salvation: How can all faiths lead to Christ and still be a ‘narrow road’? What is the Catholic Church’s position regarding Purgatory in light of 2 Corinthians 5: 8? What are some helpful tips for Bible and Church History studies?

Fr. Kazimierz Kowalski: A Lutheran Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 8, 2004 | no responses

Father Kaz was born in Queens, New York. His parents were immigrants, his mother a German Lutheran and his father a formerly Catholic from Poland. As a child he attended a Lutheran academy and from an early age felt called to ministry. This feeling of vocation continued through his teen years. He was eventually ordained […]

Alex Jones: A Pentecostal Minister Who Became A Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 1, 2004 | no responses

Marcus and Alex answer open-line questions from the audience. Alex was 16 when he met Jesus and was filled with the Holy Spirit. Years later he founded a Pentecostal Holiness congregation in Michigan. His journey to the Catholic Church began with a Bible study with his people. He asked them if they would like to […]

Gary Hoge: A Catholic Who Was An Atheist Then Baptist – The Journey Home Program

July 26, 2004 | no responses

Gary was baptized in the Methodist Church when he was six month old but his parents soon stopped attending church. The little he knew of Christianity was from his father reading bedtime Bible stories to him. In high school and college he was an atheist but he wasn’t militant about is lack of belief. He […]

Msgr. Stuart Swetland: A Lutheran Who Became a Catholic Priest – The Journey Home Program

June 14, 2004 | no responses

Msgr. Swetland was raised, in Pennsylvania, by devout Lutheran parents. At the age of five he had thoughts of becoming a minister. From his family and congregation he learned a spirit of service, an idea that eventually led him to apply to the US Naval Academy, where he studied Physics. For most of his Naval […]

Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ: A Presbyterian Who Became a Catholic Cardinal – The Journey Home Program

January 12, 2004 | no responses

Cardinal Dulles was born in New York, the son of John Foster Dulles and served as Secretary of State under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The Dulles family had a long-standing Presbyterian background. While studying history at Harvard, Cardinal Dulles studied his way into the Catholic Church. He entered the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in […]

Stephanie Wood: A Presbyterian Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

December 8, 2003 | no responses

Stephanie is the oldest of eight children. She was received into the Catholic Church when she was ten, the same time her father, Steve Wood, a former Presbyterian minister, and the rest of her family became Catholic. She was homeschooled and later attended Ave Maria University. Marcus and Stephanie discuss the particular challenges facing a […]

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