Interview on “The Journey Home” with Marcus Grodi

Here’s the archive of my interview on EWTN’s “The Journey Home” with Marcus Grodi that aired tonight. I explained how I got to Russia, met my wife, became an ordained Vineyard pastor and church planter, joined staff at the International House of Prayer Official Page, then finally returned to the Church of my childhood by reading the lives of Catholic saints and mystics mixed with fasting.

5 thoughts on “Interview on “The Journey Home” with Marcus Grodi

  1. Watched you on The Journey Home this week. What a great story! Thank you for sharing your journey. I am a convert to The Church but haven’t been to Mass in awhile. I attend church with my wife who is not catholic. It makes her happy but I miss the Cburch so much!…especially the Eucharist!! You’ve put a spark in my heart to find a way back to the Church Jesus established…perhaps through prayer and fasting!! Thank you so much. Gary-Tn.

    1. Thank you for sharing your story on the Journey Home and for the generosity of your time in counseling and praying with me and others in my life. I just recently read the book you mentioned on the show, The Fulfillment of All Desire, and found it to be deeply moving and spiritually enriching. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a closer relationship with God. Your ministry is a true example of Christ’s compassion and devotion to the Lord. Many Blessings. Lori -FL

  2. hi

    i just watched the video, and your story is very touching, especially the part where you prayed for and met your wife; most people would do anything for that kind of God-centred love.

    i had a question, when you did your first communion, you mentioned you had 40 years of mortal sin to confess. but my understanding is that a sin is only mortal if it is grave, you did it with full consent of the will, and you had knowledge that it was mortal.

    i don’t presume what you did, but you couldn’t possibly have known at least the last aspect during the 40 years away from Catholicism (or at least until you read the Catechism and understood), so your culpability would have been limited, would it not?

    i’m not saying you shouldn’t have confessed it anyway, that is a very good thing for sure. but the implication of saying that grave sins done when you are not a practising Catholic are mortal nonetheless is a bit troubling.

    again, i’m all for confessing everything regardless, but i’m perhaps presuming a bit on God’s mercy for people who do not know they are in mortal sin, through no fault of their own.

    God bless you and your family.


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