Each week EWTN host Marcus Grodi brings on a guest for an in-depth interview to hear their stories of conversion to the Catholic Faith. The guests come from various backgrounds: Christian and Non-Christian, agnostics, atheists and others.
Marcus Grodi, himself a convert and former pastor in the Presbyterian church, hosts this EWTN program where every week he brings on a guest for an in-depth one-on-one interview to hear their stories of conversion to the Catholic Faith. The guests come from various backgrounds: Christian and Non-Christian, fallen away Catholics who came back to the Faith, agnostics, atheists, and others. The discussion often centers on the reasons that made the guest abandon their former convictions or way of life and enter the Catholic Church. The show is live and features questions via phone calls and emails from viewers in the second half of the show. Every first Monday (in the first three seasons - every first Friday) is an Open-line version of the program often featuring a life-long catholic where Marcus and the guest dedicate the entire hour to answering questions from the viewers. Written by
I don't know of any other show that deals specifically with faith conversions. So here you meet people from all sorts of backgrounds sharing their most intimate experiences, thoughts and knowledge in their journeys of faith.
The show focuses mainly on protestants who converted to the Catholic Faith. Although there is an occasional atheist and agnostic or revert to Catholicism, it is mainly protestants that the host, Marcus Grodi, a former Protestant minister himself, brings to the show.
Stories of protestant conversions isn't exactly my cup of tea as I grew up in the traditional Christianity environment - Orthodox - where Protestantism is widely considered a kind of an oddity and sectarianism, and it would be interesting to see more people from traditional religions. But this is hardly the fault of the show as the Christian environment in the US is largely Protestant.
I'm sure people who are church hopping or have doubts about their own protestant faith or want to here about the Catholic Church and its Christian faith first hand will find this show extremely informative and interesting.
I've seen quite a lot of episodes which are freely available on YouTube and particularly enjoyed, to name but a few, the shows with former baptist fundamentalist and now a catholic apologist Steve Ray, former Episcopalian Dr. Thomas Howard, former atheists Dr. Holly Ordway and Jennifer Fulwiler.
And if you are, because of the widespread misconceptions, wondering just what on earth can possibly bring someone to the Catholic Church, and not just the ordinary folk but university and medical doctors, convinced Protestant pastors, outspoken atheists, here they speak for themselves.
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