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
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 […]
Sean was raised in a nominally Christian church hopping family. His father was Episcopalian and his mother Catholic. Sean was baptized Catholic and had his first confession but was not raised in the Church. Even so, he knew that God is real and personal, though he didn’t have much use with organized religion. He had a […]
Seth grew up, in California, in a nominal New Age Jewish family that celebrated Passover, Christmas and Buddha’s birthday. As a child he had no concept of the present of God in his life. He attended a Catholic high school and had his initial encounter with Church at the elevation of the host in the Holy […]
John was born and abandoned in a hospital in San Francisco. He was adopted into a loving Irish Catholic family. In the early 1970′s he was given a very confused and lacking education of the faith in the parochial schools. At the same time some older neighbor boys exposed him to hard core pornography. In […]
David was raised in a Protestant family. His father was a Presbyterian minister. In college he met a Catholic girl who he attempted to convert. She gave him a book of Catholic apologetics called “The Question Box”. This answered most of his argument against the Church. He began to attend Mass and was drawn to […]
Deacon David was born and raised Lutheran. His grandmother made sure that he was at Sunday school every week. He would read the Bible under his covers at night. Even with this background, after confirmation, he stopped attending church. For about 15 years he drifted spiritually. At one time he wanted something to hang from […]
Fr. Oswalt grew up in a nominal Methodist family, with parents who believed that the Catholic Church was evil. Even so, by the time he was 14 he felt a calling to be a priest. In high school a friend invited him to take photos at his wedding in an Episcopal parish. He felt very much […]
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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