Converts of the Catholic Literary Revival – Featuring Joseph Pearce

August 12, 2014 | one response

Joseph Pearce offers insight into the roots and context of the Catholic literary revival of the 19th and 20th century. He then surveys some of this period’s notable and remarkably numerous converts to the Catholic Church.

Breaking Through the Myths of History, Dr. Kenneth Howell – Deep in History #1

July 10, 2014 | one response

Historian Dr. Kenneth Howell describes how historical myths play a part in the perception of the Catholic Faith and gives insight into seeking truth throughout history. He explores first the “Galileo Affair” and then looks back at worship and Church government in early Christianity to demonstrate the fundamental importance not just of knowing historical data but being deep in the historical faith.

Brantly Millegan: Former Evangelical Protestant – The Journey Home Program

March 17, 2014 | one response

Brantly Millegan and his wife both grew up in Protestant churches and were fully received into the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil 2010, a month before graduating from Wheaton College, the so-called “Harvard of evangelical schools”. Brantly describes his journey from the Evangelical tradition.

St. Monica, Model of a Catholic Christian

August 27, 2013 | no responses

Today is the Memorial of St. Monica, the mother of the famous St. Augustine whose feast is tomorrow. In his Confessions, Augustine tells us of the last days of his mother’s life. It is one of the most moving tributes of a son to his mother that we have from the ancient world.

Review of Clement of Rome and the Didache by Fr. Dwight Longenecker

May 3, 2013 | one response

“Kenneth Howell picks through the text to also expound Clement’s theology and understanding of the church. Clement is best known by apologists as an early example of the primacy of the Bishop of Rome since he writes from Rome with an assumed authority over the Church in Corinth…”

Coming Home – Conversion Story of Samuel Hopper

March 18, 2013 | one response

As I began to describe my works-laden justification, Mr. Pharis told me bluntly, “You’re not getting into heaven.” … He got my attention. I was not saved!

Early Christian Fathers Series

January 16, 2013 | 4 responses

Ignatius of Antioch & Polycarp of Smyrna and the newly released Clement of Rome & the Didache are two new translations and theological commentaries by linguist Kenneth J. Howell Ph.D. of the Coming Home Network International.

Damascus Road: My personal journey of encountering Christ, the Sacraments, and His Church – Conversion Story of Phill Bennetzen

August 13, 2012 | 2 responses

I sat at work with my head in my hands looking at the computer screen. I couldn’t believe what I had just read. There was no possible way that was the truth. How could it be? I always thought that I was right and the Catholics were wrong. If the statement I had just read was true, it would mean so much would have to change. Yet, how could they be right? This was only supposed to be a harmless trip to in order to disprove my fiancée’s parents and their firm Catholic beliefs.

The Wisdom of Hindsight: What we can learn from the experience of Father John Thayer – by Marcus Grodi

April 30, 2012 | one response

For years, I’ve been fascinated with a little-known figure in American Church history: Father John Thayer (1758-1815). He served as chaplain to John Hancock during the American Revolution, was the first American born priest of Boston and missionary to Kentucky, and his 1798 Fourth of July sermon is included in the list of Great American […]

A Protestant Historian Discovers the Catholic Church – Conversion Story of A. David Anders, Ph.D.

February 13, 2012 | 77 responses

A Protestant Historian Discovers  the Catholic Church by A. David Anders, Ph.D. I grew up an Evangelical Protestant in Birmingham, Alabama. My parents were loving and devoted, sincere in their faith, and deeply involved in our church. They instilled in me a respect for the Bible as the Word of God, and a desire for […]

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