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Tim Staples at Saint Mark's on October 17
Wilmington Catholic Radio is proud to present a talk by Catholic Answers Director of Apologetics and Evangelization, Tim Staples. Not always a Catholic, Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. Soon after, Tim joined the Marine Corps.
During his four-year tour, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim enrolled in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community. During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. That encounter sparked a two-year search for the truth. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church!
He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, the same place our seminarians study. He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for two years. Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.
The talk is free and all are invited to attend. We ask that you register by clicking on the Talk Registration item to the left so that we can arrange adequate seating and refreshments. Doors open at 6:30. Talk begins at 7.
Carolina Catholic Goes To Prison
For our September 2014 show, Carolina Catholic will discuss the Penitentiary of New Mexico's Old Main Prison which was the scene of a devastating riot in February 1980. The prison is now a museum, and Mario and Judi Paparozzi took a tour of the prison in August 2014. In this show, they will talk about their years in corrections, Judi's work at this prison before the riot, and what led to and happened during the most deadly riot in American history. We will also share several miracles that happened during the riot in the prison's Catholic chapel.
The first show will air the first two weekends of the month, Saturdays at 11 am and Sundays at 6 pm.
The Hermit Priest of North Carolina
For our two August shows, Carolina Catholic went into the mountains of North Carolina to interview Father George David Byers, a priest living as a hermit in the mountains of Transylvania County in the Diocese of Charlotte. With Bishop Jugis’ permission, Father George lives in the mountains at his Holy Souls Hermitage where he prays for priests, writes, and assists rural parishes on weekends. In our first show, we will be learning about this priest, his 20 years in Rome, and his four years as a hermit. In our second show, we will be discussing his thesis and writings on Genesis 2 & 3 where he discusses his scientific and theological study of the Bible on the topic of original sin.
The shows have aired for the month but both shows can be listened to here.