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 Jerry grew up in Napa, California. His mother had been Catholic but he was baptized Presbyterian. After his baptism, his parents never brought him back to church. As a teen, while on a tour in Austria, he had an encounter with God in Salzburg Cathedral. Upon his return, he told his father he wanted to […]
Pamela’s father was interested in many religions. She spent her first eight years in the Mormon church. Later they moved on to a Baptist congregation. When she was twelve she accepted Jesus but she didn’t really understand what she was doing. Her parents continued to church hop causing her to be very confused and without […]
Scott was raised in a loving Non-denomination Evangelical Protestant home. In high school and college he fell away from the faith because he didn’t know any arguments to show him that Christianity was true. For a long time his life was centered on martial arts. While in college he began to ask the question, “What […]
Julie & Kevin were both raised Seventh-day Adventist (SDA). As young people they were taught that Christ’s return was imminent, they must worship on Saturday and follow the levitical dietary laws and that the Pope was the antichrist. One day, Kevin came across an Adventist website whose author was making arguments against Catholicism. At the end of the […]
Prior to his conversion, Matthew was a pluralist, believing that all religions had truth but no single religion had the “Truth.” In the midst of a life-threatening battle with cancer, Matthew had a series of encounters with Jesus Christ that eventually led him to the Catholic Church. He was received into the Church in 2006. Since becoming […]
Michael was born into a Christian family in the United State but at the age of two the family moved to Jerusalem. When he was four his parents divorced and his mother moved back to America and converted to Judaism. She moved back to Israel and he lived there until he was twelve, when he […]
Ryan was brought up in Canada in the Mennonite faith. As a boy his family only attended church at Christmas and Easter. He gave his heart to Jesus Christ, when he was eight, at a summer church camp. As he matured he became very active in the Mennonite Church, actively leading other young people to […]
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