“Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more”, Romans 5:12-21 – Deep in Scripture

October 31, 2014 | no responses

EMAIL: Dear Mr. Grodi and Dr. Howell: A short time ago, you had some discussion in Deep in Scripture about salvation. I was wondering if you could tell me how you would respond to the following view about salvation and hell that there’s been a very long discussion about: “God is all powerful, God is […]

O Felix Culpa! Oh Happy Fault! – by Fr. Ray Ryland

April 3, 2012 | 2 responses

At the beginning of the Easter Vigil twice we heard this strange outburst:

“O happy fault,
O necessary sin of Adam
which gained for us
so great a Redeemer!”

The joy of these words is surprising, since we’re accustomed to think of Adam and Eve’s sin as a great tragedy.

Lisa Weible Militello: A Southern Baptist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 25, 2002 | no responses

Lisa was raised Southern Baptist, even though her father was a Lutheran. In her college days she became a lukewarm Christian, more and more explaining away her sins. This way of life culminated in a failed marriage and an abortion. Her father’s conversions to the Catholic faith, after a pilgrimage to Europe, began her journey […]

Dr. Richard Cross: Life-long Catholic and Psychologist – The Journey Home Program

August 5, 2002 | no responses

Marcus and Rick answer questions from the Journey Home audience. Rick is a life-long Catholic, educational researcher and psychologist. He and Marcus discuss problems of modernist thinking and the humanist movement. They also discuss various schools of psychology.

Fr. Ray Ryland: Episcopal Priest Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

April 1, 2002 | no responses

Marcus and Father Ray answer open-line questions. Father  Ray was brought up in the Disciples of Christ denomination. After serving in the Pacific during World War II, Fr. Ray attended seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1950. Ministering in that denomination for over a decade, both he and his wife, Ruth, were led […]

Gerry & Yolanda Cleffi: Former Assembly of God Ministers – The Journey Home Program

September 24, 2001 | no responses

Gerry was baptized Greek Orthodox as a child. He mother was Orthodox and his father Catholic but he did not grow up attending church. Yolanda was reared Catholic but left the Church and became active in the Assembly of God, where she met Gerry, who had returned to the Lord in that congregation. They were […]

Tim Staples: Former Assemblies of God Youth Minister – The Journey

May 7, 2001 | no responses

Marcus and Tim answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, he came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. While in the Marine Corps, he became involved in ministry […]

Patrick Madrid: Life-long Catholic Apologist — The Journey Home Program

October 1, 1999 | no responses

Pat was reared in a faithful Catholic family. He always had an intellectual commitment to the faith but it wasn’t until he was a young adult that he had a deep interior commitment to Christ. Pat is a full-time Catholic apologist, the editor of “Envoy” magazine and the author of the books “Surprised by Truth”, […]

Paul Key: Former Presbyterian Minister – The Journey Home Program

November 6, 1998 | no responses

Marcus and Paul answer open-line questions. As a young man Paul felt a call to minister to Christ’s people. He thoroughly enjoyed being a pastor for 18 years. As he read the Bible he discovered more and more passaged that could only be understood in a Catholic context. The Catholic Church’s stand on life, marriage […]