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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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Renee Hendrix – Neonatal Nurse, Former Baptist

May 23, 2016

Renee Hendrix has worked in the intensive care unit for a number of years serving families whose babies are born with serious medical issues.  Raised in a strong Baptist faith, and formed by the likes of such spiritual giants as Billy Graham, Renee found that the Catholic Church’s teaching on the meaning of redemptive suffering brought her to a greater understanding of the importance of her work- not just with sick infants, but with the imprisoned, and those who, like her, have been diagnosed with breast cancer. ... more
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“Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,” Romans 5:12-21

October 31, 2014

Marcus Grodi and Kenneth Howell continue their Bible study of Romans by discussing grace, salvation, mercy, free will, and Hell. ... 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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Think of What Is Above, Not of What Is on Earth, Colossians 3:1-2

April 22, 2009

Marcus welcomes Father Brian Mullady, O.P, to discuss Fr. Mullady’s favorite verse from St. Paul. The discussion focuses on eternal life and, thus, Christian living here on earth. They also discuss the nature of grace, Sacraments, and the Body of Christ. ... more
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Gerald & Jennifer Tritle: Former Orthodox Reformed Presbyterian

September 27, 2004

Gerald was born into a Lutheran family but stopped attending church when he was seven. As a young adult he joined a Pentecostal Church. Jennifer was raised by very ministry-orientated parents from a Nazarene background. They met while Gerald was on a business trip to California. After they were married they church hopped for a while and eventually joined the Orthodox Reformed Presbyterian Church, where Gerald became an Elder. While attending seminary he was required to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church, so as to define how the Catholics ... more
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Larry & Joetta Lewis: Former United Methodists

April 7, 2000

Marcus, Larry & Joetta answer open-line questions from the Journey Home audience. ... more
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Gray Plunkett: Former Episcopalian Missionary

September 18, 1998

Gray was brought in the Episcopal church. He had always believed in Christ but it was in his sophomore year in college that he became on fire for the Lord through Inter-Varsity Fellowship. After graduation, he became a missionary through Wycliffe Bible Translators. While in seminary he began to be drawn to the Catholic Church. While a missionary in Africa, he was drawn ever more to the Catholic faith. He was received into the Catholic Church while on the mission field. ... more