Paul Bennett – Former Presbyterian

November 18, 2016

Paul Bennett’s journey of faith really started when he hit rock bottom as an alcoholic.  Following the advice of his recovery program to turn his life over to a “higher power,” he began to pray to a God that he didn’t really understand.  As he continued to heal from addiction, he began to get involved in a local Christian community, eventually joining Bible studies and even book clubs.  Being a lawyer, he started to ask tough questions about some of the things he was being taught, eventually leading ... more

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

Clark Durant – Former Congregationalist, Presbyterian, and Episcopalian

August 9, 2016

Clark Durant remembers his father rewarding good marks in Sunday school with tickets to Detroit Tiger baseball games.  He always remembers having positive associations with Christianity, attending whatever services he found to be edifying and faithful to his understanding of the Gospel.  In the course of pursuing a career in law, he became acquainted with some of the intellectual Catholic leading lights at Notre Dame, as well as those working in the Reagan administration, and was impressed by their witness.  Eventually, while working on an urban education project with Detroit’ ... more
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Michelle Paine – Former Presbyterian

July 18, 2016

Michelle Paine was full of questions about the meaning of life from a young age- she wanted to know where the Bible came from, who Jesus was, and how everything fit together.  As someone full of creativity, the Church’s understanding of the meaning of art and beauty were key in her conversion to Catholicism.  She’s an accomplished visual artist herself- enjoy the short video below, wherein she talks about her experience in Italy, and how it influenced her approach to art as well as her approach to faith.   ... 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

Dr. Joseph Johnson- Former Presbyterian Pastor

May 17, 2016

Dr. Joseph Johnson’s route to the Catholic Church was circuitous- he sought community with Jewish Christians, then got his seminary training in the Presbyterian tradition.  Along the way, he began to ask questions about the origins of the canon of scripture, the basis for Christian unity, and the purpose of liturgy.  Coming across the work of two previous Journey Home guests, Dr. Francis Beckwith and Devin Rose, Dr. Johnson was finally compelled by belief in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist to come into the fullness of ... more
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Calvin and the Radical Reformation

April 5, 2016

Dr. Kenneth Howell, former Presbyterian pastor, university professor, and author, gives an understanding of John Calvin and the part he played in the Reformation. Calvin, who may have been more influential than Martin Luther, believed that it was not he who was leaving the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church, but that the “Romanists” (i.e. Catholics) already had. Dr. Howell delves into the history and theology of Calvin and Calvinist spirit. ... more
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Dr. Norman McCrummen: Former Presbyterian Minister

January 4, 2016

Norman shared his journey to the Catholic faith on a previous episode of the Journey Home, on January 6, 2014. He returns in this episode to talk with Marcus Grodi about his wife, Nancy, her struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, and her journey of faith to Catholic Church. ... more
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Jim Tonkowich: Former Presbyterian Minister

November 16, 2015

Jim grew up in the Eastern Orthodox Church, finding Protestant Evangelicalism while away at boarding school. He spent quite a few years in business while he remained a licensed Congregational minister actively looking for work in the church or a Christian organization. Over time, however, and while working for a nondenominational youth ministry, he began to see how the Bible teaches that Christian churches should be connected, not independent in the manner that Congregational churches are governed. He found his way into the Presbyterian Church (PCA) and was ordained a ... more

Fr. Jerry Brown: Former Episcopal Priest

August 31, 2015

Father Jerry grew up in Napa, California. His mother had been Catholic but he was baptized Presbyterian. After his baptism, his parents never brought him back to church. As a teen, while on a tour in Austria, he had an encounter with God in Salzburg Cathedral. Upon his return, he told his father he wanted to become a Catholic priest. His father directed him to the local Episcopal parish which he joined, eventually becoming an Episcopal priest. While working with AIDS patients in San Francisco, the witness and charity of ... more

Michael Lofton: A Former Baptist & Presbyterian

July 27, 2015

Michael was born into a Christian family in the United State but at the age of two the family moved to Jerusalem. When he was four his parents divorced and his mother moved back to America and converted to Judaism. She moved back to Israel and he lived there until he was twelve, when he again returned to America to live with his father. At his father’s church he gave his life to Christ and was baptized but, sadly, soon fell far away into a sinful life. After hitting ... more