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New from CHNetwork Team Member Kevin Lowry: How God Hauled Me Kicking and Screaming into the Catholic Church

August 29, 2016

The Coming Home Network is excited to announce the newest book from longtime team member Kevin Lowry of gratefulconvert.com.  And given the title, you can see why it would be of interest to followers of our apostolate: it’s called “How God Hauled me Kicking and Screaming into the Catholic Church.” ... more
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The Fathers Know Best: Scripture and Tradition in the Early Church – Patrick Madrid – Deep in History

June 16, 2016

In this Deep in History lecture, Patrick Madrid addresses a common question regarding Scripture- with thousands of different perspectives on the Bible, whose should be trusted? Patrick explains how the best way to understand disputed passages of Scripture is to look at the way they were interpreted by those closest to the apostles- the Early Church Fathers, who, through the medium of Sacred Tradition, preserved the understanding of the Bible that the Catholic Church upholds today. ... more
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Patrick Madrid: Catholic Apologist

November 23, 2015

In this special episode, Pat Madrid returns to talk with Marcus about why he is still Catholic. Pat was reared in a faithful Catholic family. He always had an intellectual commitment to the faith but it wasn’t until he was a young adult that he had a deep interior commitment to Christ. Pat is a full-time Catholic apologist, the editor of “Envoy” magazine and the author of the books “Surprised by Truth”, “Any Friend of God is a Friend of Mine” and “Pope Fiction”. Check out Pat’s website ... more
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Jim & Joy Pinto: Former Episcopalians

February 1, 2010

Although Jim was raised in an Italian Catholic home, he spent most of his adult life serving as a priest in the Anglican tradition. As a young adult, Jim always thought the Catholic Church was like a beautiful art museum, but never understood her teachings. Joy was baptized Catholic but her family did not practice the faith. She met and married James Pinto, who became an Episcopal. When Jim felt called to come Home to the Catholic Church, Joy was reluctant at first. They both discuss how God guided their ... more
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Not everyone who says to me, “Lord, Lord,” Matthew 7:21-29

December 2, 2009

Marcus welcomes his RCIA sponsor and good friend Rev. Paul Key, former Presbyterian pastor with an Evangelical background. Fr. Paul focuses on Matthew 7:21-29, in which Jesus tells the parable of the man who built his house on sand. What does it mean to call Jesus “Lord,” but have Him not know you? Marcus and Fr. Paul discuss the way in which this verse worried them as former Protestant pastors. They delve into sola Scriptura, sola fide, and sola gratia, and the Catholic understanding of the obedience of faith. ... more
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Open-Line With Mark Shea, Former Evangelical Protestant

August 10, 2009

Marcus & Mark answer open-line questions. ... more
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John Gunn: Former Fallen Away Catholic

May 15, 2006

John grew up in Ireland taking his Catholic faith for granted. As a teen, he went through the motions to please his parents. Once he graduated from high school and went abroad to England, he attended Mass for a while but slowly drifted away from church. His life became trapped on the treadmill of secularism. After a failed marriage and remarriage outside of the Church, John was motivated to return to Christ and his Church after a Muslim friend attempted to convert him. His research to answer his friend’s ... more
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David & Michele Zampino: Charismatic Episcopal Priest & Wife

March 13, 2006

David was raised in a Christian home. His father was an Episcopal priest. Even though his parish was High Church Anglican, he never had any thoughts of becoming a Catholic. Michele was brought up Catholic but drifted away from the Church because she was bored and didn’t feel that she fit in. David and Michele met while they were attending Oral Roberts University. Later they both entered the Charismatic Episcopal Church, where David was ordained. Their original motivation to begin to look at the Catholic Church was a growing ... more
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Patrick Madrid: Catholic Apologist

April 4, 2005

Marcus & Pat answer open-line questions of the audience about the recent death of Pope John Paul II. ... more
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Open-Line With Karl Keating: Apologist for the Catholic Faith

May 6, 2002

Marcus and Karl answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more