Exploring the Catholic Church
For many in our network, there was a time when the idea of becoming Catholic, or even considering the possibility of doing so, would have never crossed their minds.
But then something got them thinking.
For some it was their continued study of Holy Scripture, encountering a passage or teaching they'd never seen before. For others, it was the study of the history of Christianity and the writing of the earliest Christians. Others still were challenged or surprised by questions of authority, tradition, faith & reason, or salvation. Some simply found themselves longing for the Holy Eucharist.
It is our mission to share the truth and beauty that we have discovered in the Catholic Faith and to provide mutual fellowship, encouragement, resources and support to others who are making the same discovery.
The Coming Home Journals
Topical handbooks published by the CHNetwork on various topics such as Mary, the Authority of the Church, the Eucharist, and others.Journals
Father Bill grew up in a Catholic family in St. Charles, Missouri. In college he became involved, beginning with Yoga, in Eastern meditation and eventually the New Age Movement. He became so involved that for fifteen years he taught Transcendental Meditation. His return to the Catholic faith began when he became involved with a Rosary group […]
Ryan was born, along with his two sisters, in West Virginia, in a believing Methodist family. In college at Duke University, he was active in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. In the fellowship, he taught a course on the Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis, for seven semesters, where he met his future wife. After college, […]
Fr. Ray Ryland, a convert from the Anglican Church, talks about the importance of continuity within Christianity and Christian history. He explores the concept of the Church as the Mystical Body of Christ. Additional Information: Discussion questions and study group on the CHNetwork forum. Download Study Guide Be sure to subscribe via Facebook, Twitter, or our email list so that you are […]
Marcus grew up in Pennsylvania in a Catholic family. Unfortunately, because of family issues, he had an anxious childhood. Even so, they never missed Mass, though there was not a profound faith life in his home and his catechesis was not very strong. Because of this, the allure of the World, especially in music, drew him away from the […]
Jody was brought up in the Cumberland Presbyterian denomination. She was very active in her church as a child. After her parents’ divorce she began to be alienated from her former faith. After a failed marriage she got involved into Yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism and Wicca. Later she became active in a Unitarian-Universalist congregation. At work […]
Deacon Rick was brought up Catholic but by high school he had lost his faith. He believed in God but religion was the last thing on his mind. While in college, he began to read the Bible for the first time, while attending a Church of Christ fellowship. After giving his life to Jesus Christ he dropped […]
Cris grew up during World War II while her father was fighting the war in Europe. She learned the faith from her grandmother who taught her the Lord’s Prayer and the 23rd Psalm and the Methodist congregation they attended. After she was married, she and her husband bounced through several denominations finally ending up in […]
What Must I Do to Be Saved?
Do we need the Church, or is the “Jesus and me” theology of many modern Christians enough?
Books and Other Media from CHResources
- Christ in His Fullness – by Bruce Sullivan
- Clement of Rome and the Didache – by Kenneth Howell Ph.D.
- How Firm a Foundation – a novel by Marcus Grodi
- Ignatius Of Antioch & Polycarp Of Smyrna
- My Journey to the Land of More
- Pillar & Bulwark – a novel by Marcus Grodi
- Roots of the Reformation – by Karl Adam
- Steps to Happiness – by Marcus Grodi
- Thoughts for the Journey Home – by Marcus Grodi
- Transubstantiation: Jesus Gives Himself To Us – by Fr. Ray Ryland
- What Must I Do to Be Saved? – by Marcus Grodi
- Biblical Evidence for Catholicism with Dave Armstrong
- Called to Communion
- Catholic Answers
- Catholics Come Home
- Envoy Magazine
- Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)
- Patrick Madrid
- St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology – Salvation History
- Stephen Ray – Defenders of the Catholic Father
- The Catechism of the Catholic Church – USCCB
- The Catholicism Series with Fr. Robert Barron
- Why I'm Catholic
- Word on Fire – Fr. Robert Barron