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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.

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Michael Cousineau: An Assemblies of God Who Returned to the Catholic Church: The Journey Home Program

November 17, 2014 | 2 responses

Mike was brought up Catholic. While in college his journey away from the Church began when a friend’s mother led him in the sinner’s prayer. While in the military, a friend finished the process by challenging many core Catholic teachings. After he was married, he pulled the family completely out of the Church because he […]

Dale Ahlquist: A Baptist Who Became a Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 10, 2014 | no responses

Dale was born in a devout Baptist home. His parent gave him a deep love of God and Scripture. As a young man he memorized whole books of the Bible. On his honeymoon in Rome, while first reading G. K. Chesterton, he began his journey, without knowing it, to the Catholic Church. Chesterton’s emphasis on […]

Dr. Matthew Cabeen: An Evangelical Protestant Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

November 3, 2014 | 3 responses

Matthew was brought up as an Evangelical Protestant. His parents had previously been active Jehovah’s Witnesses. As a child he was filled with a love and knowledge of the holy Scripture, as his parents hosted frequent Bible studies in their home. Matthew’s journey to the Catholic Church began when he was in college through the […]

Fr. Bill Kneemiller: Returned to the Catholic Faith from the New Age – The Journey Home Program

October 27, 2014 | one response

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 […]

Jack Tripp: A Baptist Who Returned to the Catholic Faith – The Journey Home Program

October 20, 2014 | no responses

Jack was brought up as a Boston Irish Catholic. Even though he was Catholic and the family prayed daily, the faith was never talked about in his home. When Jack graduated from high school in 1974, he took a Navy ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Rochester because he realized his parents didn’t have the […]

Dr. Ryan Messmore: Methodist Who Became Catholic – The Journey Home Program

October 13, 2014 | no responses

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, […]

History and the Necessity of Continuity – by Fr. Ray Ryland

October 9, 2014 | no responses

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 […]

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