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
Joshua was raised Episcopalian. The family faithfully attended Sunday school and liturgy every week. Sadly, church was more of an apostrophe of the week than a major factor of the family’s life. As he grew older, Joshua drifted further away from faith into classical liberalism. By high school he was Episcopal in name only. After many […]
Cole was raised in a devout Presbyterian household, though his parents didn’t baptize him as an infant because they believed he should make his own decision. Cole was converted to Christ and was baptized when he was 14 after reading Les Miserables and The Lord of the Rings. His journey to full communion with the […]
Rick grew up in a Jewish community in Oak Park, Michigan. Unknown to Rick, his journey to faith in Jesus Christ began when he married an Irish Catholic girl. God used a rocky time in his marriage to get his attention to enable him, through the Holy Spirit, to accept Jesus as his Messiah, Lord […]
Rit is a former Evangelical Protestant from a born-again family. He claimed he’d never ever be Catholic, or raise his kids Catholic, or even step foot in a Catholic church. Rit discusses with Marcus his long journey journey and conversion of heart.
Brendan grew up in Illinois in an Episcopal family. They attended church every Sunday but his faith didn’t really impact his life outside of church, except when he was having a bad time. With his father an Irish Protestant immigrant, he culture was anti-catholic. Brendan had no personal knowledge of Catholics or of Catholic teaching. […]
Matthew grew up in a Protestant family. His mother had been Baptist and his father had been Catholic. They brought Matthew up in a Charismatic Episcopal parish. In high school, he got involved in the rock music culture. In a few short years he didn’t want anything to do with Christianity. When he was 17 he got involved […]
John was brought up in England in the Anglican Communion. He became active in music ministry in Anglican parishes in England. At one time he was the organist for Canterbury Cathedral. His journey to the Catholic Church began when he met his future wife, who was a convert to the Catholic faith. John is currently director of […]
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