JonMarc Grodi – Childhood Convert to Catholicism

June 21, 2016

When Marcus Grodi’s family was received into the Church, JonMarc was 6 years old.  Growing up around an apostolate designed to help people become Catholic, he found himself surrounded by great resources to learn and grow in the faith, but knew he had to do the hard work of finding out the truth for himself.  As he reached college age, he found himself grappling with deeper philosophical questions about the significance of human existence, and after discerning out of seminary and getting married, joined the staff of the Coming Home ... more

From “Private Judgment” to “Universal Consent”: Five Essentials of Conversion (Part 2)

April 2, 2015

Remaining Catholic is as important as becoming Catholic. That’s why it’s so important to understand that conversion is not a one-time event in the life of a Catholic. In fact, every year the Church sets aside a six-week period where conversion is front and center. Lent is a time when every member of the Church is asked to acknowledge his or her need for deeper conversion. ... more
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Breaking Through the Myths of History

July 10, 2014

Historian Dr. Kenneth Howell describes how historical myths play a part in the perception of the Catholic Faith and gives insight into seeking truth throughout history. He explores first the “Galileo Affair” and then looks back at worship and Church government in early Christianity to demonstrate the fundamental importance not just of knowing historical data but being deep in the historical faith. ... more
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Randy Hain: Former Southern Baptist

December 26, 2011

As a child living in the Bible belt of southern Georgia, Randy Hain was the son of devout Southern Baptist parents.  Baptized at age nine, he really did not know exactly was his faith commitment represented.  And, by the time he was sixteen, his faith became a thing of the past.  It remained that way for the next twenty-three years – through college and into his working career.  Not until being married with children did the idea of finding a church enter his thought process.  At age 40, following a move from ... more
Marcus Grodi

Defragging our Minds: A Case For Studying the Catechism

September 27, 2011

How does one determine truth? This was the core of my own journey to the Church, and though I won’t repeat the details here, I must admit this journey, for me at least, did not cease once I became Catholic. I knew my old Protestant ways of determining truth did not work and led only to a cacophony of conflicting opinions that divides Christians from other Christians. But then once inside the gates of the Church, I was sadly stymied by the unexpected breadth of opinions and sad divisions ... more
Fr Jay Scott Newman

Materialism, Philosophy, & Truth: Hebrews 1: 1-10 & John 8: 28-36

November 25, 2009

Marcus welcomes Rev. Jay Scott Newman to discuss the Scripture verses that influenced his decision to serve Christ, from a background of atheism and, eventually, Protestantism before entering the Catholic Church. Marcus and Fr. Newman discuss philosophy, order, scientific materialism, the Divinity of Christ, knowledge, history, and more! ... more
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Truth & Evangelization, Jeremiah 6:16, Proverbs 15:1, Psalm 16

July 8, 2009

In this “Year for Priests,” Marcus asks guests to choose Scripture verses that have specifically inspired them to follow Jesus. Marcus welcomes Dale Ahlquist, former Baptist, to discuss, among other things, Scripture, G.K. Chesterton, truth, and evangelization. ... more
Msgr Frank Lane

Truth v. Opinion and the Gospel, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

April 29, 2009

Marcus welcomes good friend and chaplain of the Coming Home Network Msgr. Frank Lane to discuss his choice from the epistles of St. Paul: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. Marcus and Msgr. Lane discuss truth and opinions, disunity and authority, knowledge and understanding, and the ways in which this effects this has on evangelization. Msgr. Lane gives advice about how to read Scripture, evangelize, and have an ecumenical discussion. ... more

Mary Beth Kremski: Former Assemblies of God

July 16, 2001

Mary Beth was raised Catholic. In high school she began to look for answers to questions of life in books and drifted away from the faith. After she was married she discovered books by Evangelicals, such as Catherine Marshall and Corrie Ten Boom. After having a life changing conversion to Christ, she began to look for a church with which to worship. Mary Beth and her husband struggled to find a group with which to fellowship, because of the confusion as to know which conflicting teaching was safe to follow. ... more

Alec Sithong: Former Baptist

May 21, 2001

Alec was born in Thailand coming from a Buddhist culture. He came to America with his family when he was six. In high school a Baptist friend introduced him to Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. During college he continued to attend Baptist worship serviced but later he began to bounce from church to church looking for a faith home. He was looking for one clear voice of the Church and couldn’t find that among the contradictory teachings of the many denominations. Alec found the answer to his ... more
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John L Barger: Former Atheist

September 25, 2000

John grew up in a nonreligious home. As a boy he wanted to know the truth. In high school he debated evangelical Christians. Their unquestioning appeal to scriptural authority he felt was circular reasoning. In college, he studied the philosophers, but their contradicting of each other led him to despair and atheism. He left college and entered the military. He found his only comfort in drinking. He believed that truth could only be discovered through science. While taking a course at the Citadel, in South Carolina, he was introduced to ... more
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Dr. Eduardo Echeverria: Revert from Calvinism & Anglicanism

March 17, 2000

Eduardo was born in Mexico but his family moved to New York when he was little. He was baptized and catechized a Catholic but he never thought the Church was relevant in his live. While on a vacation in Europe, when he was 20, he was introduced to L’Abri Fellowship and Francis Schaeffer, in Switzerland. It was here that he committed his life to Christ. Coming back to America, he became a committed Calvinist. In 1981, he earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Free University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. ... more