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  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

Denise and Tim Mergen- Mother and Son

July 26, 2016

Denise Mergen remembers two of her college roommates getting abortions, and the negative impact it had on their lives.  When she married a Catholic, her priest suggested that she and her husband get involved in a ministry that they could both agree on, and so Denise got involved with helping post-abortive women.  Along the way, she found herself building on her faith background in the Church of Christ as she finally became convicted to follow Christ’s call into the Catholic Church. ... more

Helping them Home: 10 Steps of Dialogue

July 5, 2016

How can we help our non-Catholic Christian friends and family discover the beauty and truth of the Catholic Faith? This is precisely why the Coming Home Network International exists, and, by grace, we have been able to help many “come home.” But many who have contacted us have not continued the journey. We aren’t here to “push, pull, or prod” anyone into the Church, but rather to stand beside. In doing so, we have discovered that, even if we are able to clear up misunderstandings about Catholic teachings and ... more
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The Power of a Joyful Catholic Witness – Jay Richards

June 2, 2016

Jay Richards first remembers developing a personal relationship with Jesus in Church camps as a teenager. It wasn’t until his 40’s that he realized he could continue to deepen that relationship through the Catholic Church, in ways that satisfied both his inquisitive mind and his searching heart. ... more

White Supremacy, Black Power, and the Road to Damascus

May 23, 2016

Maybe you’re like me.  Maybe you grew up in North America and lived a sheltered, comfortable life, and God — although you would never say it, or consciously think it — was there to do your bidding. You want a new pair of shoes? Ask God. Afraid of a summer storm that could spawn a tornado? Pray to God. Promise Him that, if this storm passes, and you and your family remain unscathed, you will try harder to be a “good person,” get to know Him more intimately, and go to ... more

CHNetwork’s JonMarc Grodi and Seth Paine get interviewed on Annunciation Radio

May 19, 2016

On a recent episode of “Faith With Reasons” on Northwest Ohio’s Annunciation Radio, CHN Director JonMarc Grodi and Seth Paine, our Web Developer were interviewed about the mission of our apostolate. The whole hour-long program is now available to listen and share.  Get a glimpse behind the scenes of CHN, and hear about the thinking that shapes our approach to reaching out to people who want to learn more about the Catholic faith.  Thanks again to Annunciation Radio for featuring JonMarc and Seth on their five Catholic radio stations ... more

Kris Sarver, Former Atheist

May 2, 2016

Kris Sarver was raised Catholic, but after asking complicated questions about Hell as a child, she figured that Catholicism, and religion in general, were for simpletons and the uneducated. She pursued a life as a scientist with the military, and after a failed marriage, decided that she should end her life. It was during that suicide attempt that she first felt the presence of a loving God. That relationship culminated in her rediscovery of the Catholic faith of her youth, which she joyfully practices today. ... more
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Kirk Ross, former Church of God – Abrahamic Faith

March 21, 2016

Kirk Ross speaks of growing up in northern Illinois in a faithful home in which his father, both grandfathers and his uncle were ministers in the Church of God – Abrahamic Faith tradition.  It was a theology based strictly on sola scriptura with a high regard for individual study and interpretation.  Kirk fit right in and approached his faith intellectually.  It was during his graduate studies in Austria, a country with a heavy concentration of Catholics, that he met a Catholic woman who would challenge his beliefs.  Their eventual marriage would ... more
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Michael Goodwin: Former Evangelical

January 25, 2016

Michael Goodwin grew up on the east end of Long Island in a home of devout Christian parents. From a young age, he was taught by his parents to love and follow Jesus while being encouraged to deepen his faith by worshipping and serving at the local, Evangelical, Bible church near his hometown. In college, Michael began noticing “gaps” in the Church history he was provided by fellow church members and his college. Thus began a long journey that would eventually lead him to the fullness of the Catholic faith. ... more
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Rose Sweet: Healing after Divorce

January 18, 2016

Rose is the oldest of 9 kids from a good Catholic family. In her adolescence she got swept up in the culture of the 1960s. She had an immature faith and thought that if she were the perfect wife and mother all would be well. Rose talks with Marcus about how, after experiencing more than one divorce, the Lord Jesus guided her to his the path he was calling her to follow. She learned about Pope John Paul II’s teaching of Theology of the Body, and was deeply moved by ... more
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Paul Keough: A Revert from the Church of Christ

January 11, 2016

Paul grew up the 9th of 13 children in upstate New York. His mother was a faithful Catholic but his father was a vocal agnostic. He went to church but didn’t understand what was going on. Because he lived in an anti-catholic town and also because of his father’s agnosticism, Paul saw being a Catholic as a weakness. At sixteen, he declared that he was an atheist. Following his father as a role model, he made the goal of his life to follow pleasure. Soon after he began to ... more