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Thoughts for the Journey Home
     

Thoughts for the Journey Home

by Marcus Grodi
 

Non-Catholic clergymen and women who become Catholics find great joy in answering God's call. But the road home can be long, weary, and full of obstacles. Along the way they must wrestle with difficult questions, the opposition of family and friends, anxieties about finding a new livelihood, and much more. Thoughts for the Journey Home offers insight, encouragement

Overview

Non-Catholic clergymen and women who become Catholics find great joy in answering God's call. But the road home can be long, weary, and full of obstacles. Along the way they must wrestle with difficult questions, the opposition of family and friends, anxieties about finding a new livelihood, and much more. Thoughts for the Journey Home offers insight, encouragement, and hope to those who face such struggles. These essays are the fruit of author Marcus Grodi's personal experience as a clergy convert and his work with those who have taken similar paths. Grodi, a former Protestant pastor who entered the Catholic Church in 1992, is the founding president of the Coming Home Network International, whose mission is to help non-Catholic clergy come home to the Church. The Network has assisted more than 1700 clergymen and women who are on this journey from more than a hundred Protestant, Orthodox, and non-Christian traditions. The author's reflections help readers grapple with a number of critical matters facing the clergy convert or potential convert: * intellectual issues such as religious authority and conscience; the necessity of the Church; faith and works; Scripture and Tradition; biblical interpretation; and the lessons of Church history * spiritual issues involving Marian devotion, redemptive suffering, the Eucharist, and the other sacraments * personal struggles with doubt, anxiety about the future, vocational guidance, and problems that may arise in relationships with loved ones. Thoughts for the Journey Home provides wisdom and strength for those who are exploring the claims of the Catholic Church, those who are on the path to the Church, and those who have already entered the Church yet need encouragement. Lifelong Catholics will find it useful as well in helping friends and family members they hope will someday come home.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781617507410
Publisher:
CHResources
Publication date:
04/27/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
344
File size:
514 KB

Meet the Author

Marcus Grodi received a B.S. in Poly- mer Science and Engineering from Case Institute of Technology. After working as a Plastics Engineer, he at- tended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, where he received a master’s in divinity degree. After ordination, he served first as a Congregationalist and then eight years as a Presbyterian pas- tor. He is now the President / Founder of the Coming Home Network International. He hosts a live television program called The Journey Home and a radio program called Deep in Scripture, both on EWTN. Marcus, his wife, Marilyn, and their family live on their small farm near Zanesville, Ohio.

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