The Native World – Carlos Caso-Rosendi

April 26, 2017 | No Comments

In a fascinating lecture from the 2007 Deep in History conference, Carlos Caso-Rosendi looks at the life and culture of Native Americans prior to the arrival of European missionaries, and…

The Southeastern Missions – Paul Thigpen

April 12, 2017 | No Comments

In this lecture from the 2007 Deep in History conference, Paul Thigpen looks at the history of the Catholic Church’s missionary activity in what would become the Southeast United States,…

An American Tale – Marcus Grodi

April 05, 2017 | No Comments

In this lecture from the 2007 Deep in History conference, Marcus Grodi shares his own experience of studying the history of Christianity in the United States.  He also explores the…

Lessons Learned Through Cultural Indoctrination – Msgr. Stuart Swetland

March 29, 2017 | No Comments

By applying Catholic Social Teaching to the historical experience of the Church in the New World, Msgr. Stuart Swetland looks at the ways Catholics engaged in mission and inculturation in…

The Northern Missions – Msgr. Frank Lane

March 22, 2017 | No Comments

In this lecture from our 2007 Deep in History Conference, Msgr. Frank Lane looks at the missionary efforts of Jesuits in Upstate New York and Canada, and what the examples…

Catholic Life in the Colonies – Helen Hull Hitchcock

March 15, 2017 | No Comments

In this lecture from the 2007 Deep in History Conference, the late Helen Hull Hitchcock, a leading voice on liturgy and women in the Church, presents a picture of what…

Engaging the Apostolic Mission of the Church -Deacon Alex Jones

March 08, 2017 | No Comments

Beginning by explaining how he himself overcame anti-Catholicism in his own upbringing, Deacon Alex encourages Catholics to overcome whatever obstacles may face them as they embrace the apostolic call of…

The Roots of Fundamentalism – Richard Chacon

March 01, 2017 | No Comments

The word “Fundamentalism” gets tossed around a lot these days, often used to describe anyone who is a strict adherent to any religious belief. Historically speaking, however, “Fundamentalism” refers to…

Lord Baltimore – Fr. Charles Connor

February 22, 2017 | No Comments

Who exactly WAS Lord Baltimore?  Cities, railroads, and even the first diocese in the United States bear the name, but few know about the man himself.  In fact, there were…

The Southwestern Missions – Dr. James Hitchcock

February 14, 2017 | No Comments

In this fascinating lecture from the 2007 Deep in History Conference, Dr. James Hitchcock, professor of history at St. Louis University, looks at the history of Catholic missions in the…

The Attempted Return: Mary Tudor – Joanna Bogle – Deep in History

February 08, 2017 | No Comments

Joanna’s husband, Jamie, had to cancel his 2006 Deep in History lecture because he was at a wedding for a Royal Family member, who had to renounce his claim to…

Recusants – Joseph Pearce

January 25, 2017 | No Comments

In this lecture for the 2006 Deep in History conference, literary biographer Joseph Pearce looks at the English Reformation, and specifically recusants- those English under the rule of Anglican monarchs…


The Deep in History Conference was an event hosted by The Coming Home Network between 2003 and 2011 which focused on bringing together expert speakers on various themes and eras of Christian History. With an eye to the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, the goal of the conferences was to provide historical insight into the authority and apostolic continuity of the Catholic Church as well as the roots and repercussions of the schism.

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