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Order in the Church doesn’t stifle creativity; it helps it flourish – John Robinson

June 30, 2016

In this Signposts video short, the choir director at St. Paul’s Church in Harvard Square shares about his conversion to Catholicism, and how order in the Church is suited to the human person’s need for meaning and purpose.  He addresses the question of whether or not the Church’s institutional character squashes creativity or empowers it, and relates that to his own understanding of how the Church has ... more
The Coming Home Network International

CHNetwork Community Members Respond: What music was particularly formative for you on your journey?

May 20, 2016

This week, we asked readers and members of the Coming Home Network the following question: ... more
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John Robinson: A Member of the Church of England Who Became a Catholic

December 1, 2014

John was brought up in England in the Anglican Communion.  He became active in music ministry in Anglican parishes in England. At one time he was the organist for Canterbury Cathedral. His journey to the Catholic Church began when he met his future wife, who was a convert to the Catholic faith. John is currently director of St. Paul’s Boys Choir in Boston, Massachusetts. ... more
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A Joyful Noise Prefaces an Unexpected Journey

October 20, 2014

I was born and raised in Wichita, KS, in the Bible Belt of the USA. My dad was deeply prayerful and humble and belonged to Gideons International, the group that distributes Bibles and New Testaments to hotels, schools, nursing homes, and hospitals. He was always handing out little Bibles and tracts to people. He had been raised Lutheran, a son of an itinerant Lutheran pastor. I was baptized Lutheran, but ... more
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Collin Raye: Former Baptist

May 26, 2014

Collin was brought in the Baptist church in Arkansas. As a young boy he loved music. Under the name Bubba Wray, he recorded as one-fourth of the country band The Wrays between 1983 and 1987. Throughout all this he continued to have a deep faith in Jesus Christ. As a young adult, he was surprised to notice that the wife of a couple who frequented his concerts always wore a crucifix. He ... more
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Sara Piazza: Revert from Judaism

January 13, 2014

JonMarc Grodi welcomes Sara Piazza who shares her interesting journey to the Catholic Church, onto Judaism and then returning Home.  Sara grew up in Martha’s Vineyard.  Her father left the marriage before she was born, leaving a large hole in Sara’s heart – a significant part of her seeking wholeness.  Her mother became anti-religious.  Sara’s grandmother introduced her to the faith through a Methodist Sunday school, but by ... more
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Brian Nelson: Former Christian Reformed

November 4, 2013

Brian Nelson’s passion is music.  It is interwoven in his life’s story and in his conversion from Protestantism to Catholicism.  Originally a performance major at the University, Brian switched to composing, which became his true love.  However, in his mid-twenties, Brian began to experience a creative dryness.  His life became miserable.  He began to seek God more intentionally and reached a point of offering himself to God to ... more
Daniel Weikert

From Punk to the Papacy

January 23, 2012

I lacked any experience of the Catholic Faith growing up as a child and had little until about six years ago. I was introduced to Jesus and the Christian faith by my mother, who had a “born again” experience when I was six. She turned to Christ and told me about it. But there was no mention of the Catholic Church in a positive context. In fact, my grandmother, coming ... more
W. Keith Moore

Keeping Jesus at the Center

July 25, 2011

I grew up in the deep south. Louisville, Mississippi is a small farming town. Meridian, Mississippi is one of the larger towns in the state. I spent the first twelve years in Louisville, the next six in Meridian. The two towns are as different as night and day. They symbolize my early journey on this good earth. ... more
Karl Kohlhase, musician

Talk about a Journey….

June 21, 2011

Here’s the “Reader’s Digest” condensed version of how twelve years of searching ended up with me on the doorstep of the Roman Catholic Church. ... more
dion

The Wanderer

January 12, 2011

I was about as cold as I’d ever been. The Midwest was in the midst of a bitter winter in February, 1959. The wind was punishing, trees were freezing up and snapping, and the little yellow school bus I was riding in with Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper had been breaking down. After our “Winter Dance Party Tour” appearance in Duluth, Minnesota, our bus broke down again. ... more
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The Church of the Living God, 1 Tim 3:15 & 2 Thes 2:15

December 23, 2009

Marcus welcomes music legend and Catholic revert Dion DiMucci. “The Wanderer” describes how he was brought from a life of music and rock and roll, back to the Catholic faith of his youth. They discuss the beauty of God’s-given talents to each one of us, and the way in which music can lift our hearts to God and express our relationship with God to others, witnessing God’s goodness, ... more