New CHNetwork Community Question: Warming up to Mary

August 15, 2016

As we begin this week with the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our latest question to our converts to Catholicism and those on the journey is this: ... more

CHN Community Responds: What About the Siblings of Jesus?

July 22, 2016

This week, we asked our CHN Community: “Did your previous denomination have any official teaching regarding the siblings of Jesus, whether the biological offspring of Mary or otherwise?”  What we heard back was an overwhelming silence on the issue.  Several of you speculated as to why; here’s a sampling of what you had to say: ... more

New CHN Community Question: Did Jesus Have Siblings?

July 18, 2016

For this week’s question, we’re going into a matter of both historical and theological significance, regarding a reference that comes up in Matthew 12, and other places in scripture referring to the brothers of Jesus: Did your Christian tradition deal with the question of whether or not Jesus had siblings? ... more

In the Potter’s Hands

July 11, 2016

My journey to Rome was a lengthy one, consuming two-thirds of a normal lifetime. I traveled nearly every highway and byway of Methodism, Southern Methodism, United Methodism, and many forms of Evangelicalism. From Methodism my spiritual journey led me to the via media of Anglicanism, across the Newman Bridge and finally, with the help of a devoted cradle Catholic wife of 25 years, Nilde, my friend Gloria, and the ever-present Virgin Mary, my journey to Catholicism was complete at the age of 65. ... more

Deacon Alex Jones – Former Pentecostal Minister

June 28, 2016

Deacon Alex has been a guest on the program before, to talk about how he, as a Pentecostal minister, came into the Catholic Church and brought a significant chunk of his congregation with him.  This time around, he and Marcus Grodi discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a believer, and how the spirit-filled life and the liturgical patrimony of the Church are meant to bear fruit together.  They also get into the question of what the Church can do better when it comes to reaching ... more
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A Methodist Pastor’s Journey to Joy

March 29, 2016

After 51 years as a Protestant and 28 years as a United Methodist clergyman, I have come home to the Catholic Church. To my delighted surprise, I have found it to be a “pearl of great price.” Let me share with you my faith journey, my journey to Christ and with Christ and my discovery of the fullness of the Church. In so doing, I wish to highlight the joy which emerges through struggles and hardships and, in fact, is made all the more exuberant because of them. My story is a ... more
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Fr. Pierre Ingram, former Baptist

March 7, 2016

Marcus Grodi welcomes Fr. Pierre Ingram who shares his faith journey.  Growing up in Canada as the adopted son of a Canadian Baptist father and a French Catholic mother, Fr. Pierre experienced aspects of both traditions and cultures, but received most of his formation through Baptist Sunday School.  At age 8, however, with the sudden death of his father, Fr. Pierre began to be more involved in his mother’s Catholic Church.  From their involvement in a Catholic Charismatic prayer group, Fr. Pierre found himself being drawn into the Church.  At ... more

Jay Sardino: God’s Mercy through Infirmity

February 8, 2016

You don’t have to be at 100% health for God to work through you. ... more