conversion story


Greg Pratt, former agnostic

April 4, 2016

Former Agnostic Greg Pratt recounts his faith journey to the Catholic Church.  Growing up in a household Jewish in name only, Greg found himself searching for truth in the tangible aspects of science and math.  But in the midst of an agnostic mindset lasting into his later forties, Greg experienced a series of events which slowly transformed his thinking.  He speaks of the role of his wife and the impact of C. S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity and Jeff Cavin’s 12-DVD set, The Bible Timeline:  The Story of Salvation on ... more
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Jennifer Fulwiler, former atheist

March 14, 2016

Marcus Grodi welcomes return guest Jennifer Fulwiler, a former atheist whose full conversion story was detailed in her book, Something Other Than God.  Jennifer grew up happy in an atheistic home where the mantra was, “seek the truth and question assumptions; do your own investigations”.  She lived out her high school and college years as an intellectual with no belief in God and adopted a counter-cultural persona.  It was not until meeting and marrying her husband that her faithless world began to develop cracks.  The birth of their first child ... more

Introducing: Journeys Home 2

April 21, 2015

Marcus Grodi and the CHNetwork staff are delighted to introduce a brand-new book, Journeys Home 2, just published by CHResources. If you have already read Journeys Home you will want to be sure to obtain a copy of this new resource that tells even more journeys of men and women who followed God’s call to become Catholic. We hope Journeys Home 2 will be an encouragement to Catholics to gain a greater appreciation for the great gift of our Catholic Church and a help to those who are on their own ... more

Surprised to be a Catholic: the Journey of a “Cradle Episcopalian”

April 13, 2015

I am not only a new Catholic, but I am a surprised new Catholic, as well. I was born an Episcopalian — or, as we liked to call ourselves, “cradle Episcopalian” — and was baptized, confirmed, and married twice in the Episcopal Church. I raised my three children in the same faith. I never dreamed I would one day step out of that Church and find myself on a new journey that would take me into the world of the Roman Catholicism. ... more

Scripture and Liturgy

November 5, 2014

Dr. Hahn discusses how his study of typology and the interconnectedness of the Old and New testaments pointed him, at every turn, toward the historic Catholic Church. He shows the place of tradition in Christian life and how scripture is fundamentally connected to liturgy. He concludes with a discussion of the sacramentality of marriage and the powerful daily liturgy we are called to in the domestic church. (This talk was originally given in 2003 at the CHNetwork’s “Deep in History” conference) ... more

To Know His Fullness, is to Know My Emptiness

August 18, 2014

I am a mother of three and married to the most patient husband. I was born in California, baptized Catholic, but raised in Pentecostalism.  ... more

On Whose Authority?

June 2, 2014

“How can you go into that darkness, once you have known the light?” In deep anguish, my mother-in-law asked my wife and me this question when we told her we were going to enter the Catholic Church. ... more
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Devin Rose: Former Atheist then Baptist

April 21, 2014

Devin was reared as a child as an atheist. In high school he became a militant atheist. In college, he began to have panic attacks. He prayed to God, “I don’t believe in you. But if you’re real help me!” He then picked up a Bible and began to read. After some months, a breakthrough occurred and he began to believe in God and his anxieties began to decrease. Through the witness of Baptist friends he began to attend church, accepted Christ into his life and was baptized. ... more
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Abby Johnson: Former Baptist

January 20, 2014

Abby Johnson, author and speaker, is a convert to the Catholic Church.  Abby talks about growing up in southwest Louisiana in a great Christian home environment.  Despite living in a predominantly Catholic region, her family lived faith in the Baptist tradition.  Abby had an active Christian life which led her, while in college, to volunteer in the area of women’s services with Planned Parenthood.  This later became full-time employment for Abby, eventually becoming a clinic director.  She liked the job and joined an Episcopal congregation who applauded her work.   ... more

In the Middle of a Triangle

January 13, 2014

I was baptized Greek Orthodox (after my father) in Lebanon, where I lived the first 60 years of my life. My mother was an Evangelical Christian on account of the American missionaries who came to Lebanon in the early nineteenth century. I read the New Testament once in my teens and thought I knew everything. I ended up living somewhat in ignorance for decades. ... more

From Cradle Mormon to Joyful Catholic: My Journey to the Eucharist

January 6, 2014

*JoAnn’s last name is withheld out of consideration for her family who are still Mormon.  ... more
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Msgr. Michael Magee: Former United Methodist

December 30, 2013

Marcus Grodi welcomes Monsignor Michael Magee, professor at Roman Catholic Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia.  Msgr. Magee shares the story of his journey growing up in Baton Rouge, LA.  His parents’ separation when he was ten led to his entry the United Methodist Church where he was confirmed and became an active member.   Msgr. Magee began to have questions, however, when the long-standing moral tenets began to change through the a voting process of his denomination.  A subsequent school-sponsored trip at age 16 to Rome had a transformative effect on him, ... more