The Coming Home Network was established by converts to Catholicism to help clergy and laity of other Christian traditions discover the truth and beauty of the Catholic Church and to make the journey home.
We’re also here to challenge and empower each other — as the Coming Home Network — to answer the universal call “to the fullness of the Christian life and to the perfection of charity” (Lumen Gentium 40). Together, we can help to bring renewal to the Church and to assist her in fulfilling her mission of evangelization and Christ’s call for Christian unity.
Our Mission of Conversion & Reunion
Certainly, every convert is a gift to the Church and represents a serious responsibility for her…especially in the case of adults, such converts bring with them a kind of new energy, an enthusiasm for the faith and a desire to see the Gospel lived out in the Church. They would be greatly disappointed if , having entered the ecclesial community, they were to find a life lacking fervor and without signs of renewal! We cannot preach conversion unless we ourselves are converted anew every day. – John Paul II, Redemptoris Missio, 47
What if we worked together to rebuild Christian unity one friendship, one conversation, one prayer request, and one conversion story at a time?
People who have come home to the Catholic Church from other Christians denominations remain acutely aware of the divisions in the Body of Christ. On the one hand we have a hard-won appreciation of the fullness of truth and beauty to be found in the Catholic Church. But we’ve also seen the continued work of the Holy Spirit among our separated Christian brothers and sisters and we remain grateful for the faithful witness of men and women who first introduced us to Jesus Christ long before we came home to Catholicism. With all this in mind, we continually yearn and work for the unity for which Christ prayed.
Our mission is to share the stories of how the Holy Spirit led us to the Catholic Church, to charitably and clearly dialogue with other Christians, and to personally disciple those who similarly embark on the journey home to full communion with the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. As a network, we can also encourage one other to live out the fulness of the Christian life as Catholics and we can work together to help bring renewal to the Church.
Reasons to Become a Member of the CHNetwork
Each monthly CHNewsletter features a new conversion story, articles, and most importantly a list of prayer requests and grateful anecdotes from around the network.
Share Your Story
The stories and input of converts help our staff and volunteers better serve those on the journey to Catholicism. We also have a variety of opportunities for members to share their stories with others, either directly with other members through fellowship opportunities such as our online community or CHN Retreats or possibly with a wider audience through The Journey Home Program on EWTN, publication in the the CHNewsletter, or on our website.
Join our MightyNetworks Online Community to instantly begin connecting with other converts and people on the journey to the Catholic Church. You can share stories, give or get advice from people who cam from a similar religious background, join a study group, and much more.
Retreats & Other Events
We host a variety of events such as retreats, pilgrimages, and online webinars through which converts can learn more about their faith and connect with others who have made a similar journey.
Help Us Disciple Others
Get involved in our online community or attend one of our CHNetwork retreats for opportunities to meet other members on the journey, answer their questions, and encourage and pray for them in their struggles. We also look for opportunities to connect members on the journey with converts from similar backgrounds or geographical locations.
Spread the Word & Support the Network
You’ve made this journey. You know how difficult it can be but also what fruits it can yield for an individual and for the Church. Become a member of the CHNetwork and support the work through your input, prayers, fellowship, and (if you are so called and able) financial contributions.