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
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 […]
Father Greg was raised in a Catholic family but, though he believed in God, he only remembers praying with his heart twice when he was young. Sadly, he had next to no catechesis. Even though he attended Mass he did not know the faith. When he was a junior in high school, a friend asked […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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