Catholic Vitamin T Testimony

As I shared on the podcast for this Catholic Vitamin — in part, my life was quite dramatically changed by two factors: God’s merciful grace and, surprisingly by a Jewish businessman who had been stealing from his employer. And years later, I am profoundly involved in the Catholic faith and in deacon ministry. The Jewish gentleman’s testimony helped to make changes in my life. And your testimony may change someone elses life in gentle or touching ways.

Our guest on the podcast is Deacon and medical doctor Christopher Penning from Bridge, Texas. Chris shares testimony about how becoming a doctor began to change him in ways shaped by the world… changes that weren’t all that great for his faith and his moral walk. Chris went to see a priest and after a mini-RCIA class, he started a better walk. Only problem was — that his wife and a son were horribly injured in an automobile accident and it looked as if there wasn’t a medical cure. Not a comfortable position for a doctor to be in. Doc Chris resorted to what we (say we) believe in — he laid hands on his son and the boy was cured overnight. This led to Chris considering the diaconate — and Chris is now an ordained Catholic deacon.

Chris shared powerful testimony on several levels and topics in this show. I hope you’ll get a chance to listen… and then please share a bit of testimony here or by calling us on our feedback line (206-350-3789) or sending us an email (

Thank you Lord Jesus for your healing hand and mercy. Thank you for the testimony you lead others to share. A Texas speaker/preacher once said that “people are the hands that God uses to touch us.” Thank you Deacon and Doctor Chris Penning.


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But, there’s more to MJM than just his fancy guitar licks and spiky hair! Michael James Mette has a heart that is full of the love of Christ. His commitment to discipleship, evangelization and love for his Catholic foundation is what stands out most, not only to the teens and young adults, but to parents and educators as well.
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