My departure from God began in my teen years as I started to have serious doubts about my compatibility with the Baptist church and stopped attending at the age of 16. This rebellion then evolved to me declaring that I was an agnostic in college and later spending years as a workaholic who was too busy for God. A familiar tale, perhaps?
I found other aspects of Catholic life attractive as well. For example, while a senior in high school, the reading of Richard Tawney’s Religion and the Rise of Capitalism began a lifelong passion for the social teaching of the Catholic Church. All these things were attracting me to Rome during my years as an Anglican, although I tried to keep the emotional pull of Rome separate from my intellectual considerations about conversion.
“From my Navy days fighting terrorism in the Middle East through my years debating politics at Oxford, Christ called me ever closer to His Church and finally into His priesthood.”
Former evangelical Protestant, Monsignor Stuart Swetland, discusses his struggle through many religious issues as he made his journey home to the Catholic Church.
Former secular agnostic John Nahrgang joins Marcus Grodi on Deep in Scripture to discuss celibacy, the priesthood, and vocational discernment in Matthew 19:9-12 and 1 Corinthians 7:32-35.
Marcus Grodi welcomes former Evangelical and Catholic apologist Mark Shea to discuss 2 Thessalonians 2: 15 and the issue of Tradition.
Marcus and Noah answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. Noah was raised in a nominally Protestant family in Indiana. When he was a young man he became a