The Journey Home
Host Marcus Grodi gives you an inside look at the lives of dynamic Catholic converts throughout Europe, as he speaks with them about their remarkable journeys to the Church.
2021-07-26 - Dr. MaryJo Burchard
Marcus Grodi welcomes former nondenominational missionary Dr. MaryJo Burchard to talk about how her lifelong desire to follow Jesus eventually led her to the Catholic Church.
07/12/21 Kenny Burchard
Former Foursquare pastor Kenny Burchard shares how questions about Scripture and authority led him to step down from ministry, and eventually enter the Catholic Church. Marcus Grodi hosts.
06/28/21 James and Kelli Beaumont
James and Kelli Beaumont were serving in Methodist youth ministry, but were shocked when some close friends became Catholic. They share how that friendship played a role in their own Catholic journey. Marcus Grodi hosts.
06/21/21 Dan Teller
Dan Teller came from a Jewish family that took their tradition seriously. He talks to Marcus Grodi about how his hunger to know God took him through Zen Buddhism, and eventually to Catholicism through mystics like St. John of the Cross.
06/07/21 Nick De La Torre
Nick De La Torre was an altar server as a kid, but ended up wandering through Unitarianism and a number of different Christian denominations. He talks to JonMarc Grodi about how the Theology of the Body helped lead him back to Catholicism.
05/24/21 Frank Cronin
Frank Cronin stopped going to Mass as a young man, and embraced atheism. He shares how over time, he came to back to Christianity, and eventually the Catholic Church. Marcus Grodi hosts.
05/10/21 Fr. Eric Roush
Fr. Eric Roush wasn’t raised in a churchgoing family, but after the death of his Methodist grandmother, he began to take matters of faith more seriously. He shares with Marcus Grodi his journey to the Catholic Church
04/26/21 Maija Fish
Former Evangelical Protestant Maija Fish shares what led her to the Catholic faith. JonMarc Grodi hosts.
04/12/21 Dr. Ryan McDermott
Dr. Ryan McDermott, a former Episcopalian, shares how studying medieval literature was part of his journey to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts.
03/29/21 Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson
Marcus Grodi talks with Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson, who once served as an Episcopalian Bishop, about what draws Anglicans and Episcopalians to the Catholic Church.
03/15/21 Fr. Matthew Hawkins
Fr. Matthew Hawkins of the Diocese of Pittsburgh shares his journey from the African Methodist Episcopal Church to the Catholic Church.
03/01/21 Marcus Peter
Former atheist and Assemblies of God preacher Marcus Peter of the St. Peter Institute shares his journey back to the Catholic Church. Marcus Grodi hosts
02/15/21 Deacon Charlie and Jess Echeverry
Deacon Charlie and Jess Echeverry share their dramatic story of forgiveness and healing through the sacraments after Jess’s experience of abortion and abuse. Marcus Grodi hosts.
02/01/21 Jim Anderson
Former Episcopal priest Jim Anderson shares his path through hippie drug culture to ordained ministry and eventually Catholicism. Marcus Grodi hosts.
01/25/21 Steve Ray
Former Baptist Steve Ray returns to the program to discuss the role of the Nicene Creed in his journey to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts.
01/18/21 Fr. Bob Rottgers
Former Episcopalian Fr. Bob Rottgers shares how accompanying his wife in her struggle with addiction was part of his path to the Catholic Church and eventually the priesthood. Marcus Grodi hosts.
01/11/21 Dr. Brent Robbins
Dr. Brent Robbins, who was raised Catholic but left the practice of his faith, shares his journey from agnosticism back to the sacraments. Marcus Grodi hosts.
12/21/20 Dr. Kenneth Calvert
Dr. Kenneth Calvert of Hillsdale College shares how his study of ancient Christianity led him to the Catholic Church. Marcus Grodi hosts.
12/14/20 Dr. Brian McGee
Dr. Brian McGee, president of Quincy University, shares how his study of faith and reason led him to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts.
12/07/20 Deacon Joe Calvert
Deacon Joe Calvert shares his journey from militant atheism to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts
11/23/20 Dr. Alicia Thompson
Pro-life OB/GYN Dr. Alicia Thompson shares her journey from agnosticism to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts.
11/16/20 David Woodby
Former Lutheran pastor David Woodby shares his journey to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts.
11/09/20 Deacon Scott Carson
Deacon Scott Carson, a former Episcopalian, shares what led him to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts.
11/02/20 Nathan Crankfield
Former Lutheran Nathan Crankfield shares what led him to the Catholic faith. JonMarc Grodi hosts.
10/26/20 Dr. Kenneth Parker
Historical theologian Dr. Kenneth Parker shares his journey from the Pilgrim Holiness Church to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts.
10/12/20 Nathan Wigfield
Former Presbyterian Nathan Wigfield from the Thomas More Retreat Center in Northwest PA shares his journey to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts.
10/05/20 Dr. Ryan Bud Marr
Dr. Ryan "Bud" Marr, Executive Director of the National Institute for Newman Studies, shares his journey from Evangelical Protestantism to the Catholic Church.
09/21/20 Andrew Petiprin
Former Episcopal priest Andrew Petiprin from the Word on Fire Institute shares what led him to the Catholic faith. Marcus Grodi hosts.
09/14/20 23rd Anniversary Special with Guest Dr. Scott Hahn
In a special 23rd anniversary episode of The Journey Home, former Presbyterian pastors Marcus Grodi and Dr. Scott Hahn reflect on their own journeys to the Catholic Church, as well as the history and development of the Coming Home Network.
08/28/20 Rachelle Parker
Rachelle Parker, former member of the Churches of Christ, shares how a hunger for truth led her to the Catholic Church. Marcus Grodi hosts.
08/24/20 John Davidson
Catholic hip hop artist John Levi Davidson explains what led him to drift away from his faith in college, and how hitting rock bottom led him to return to the Church. Marcus Grodi hosts.
08/17/20 Rebecca Frech
Rebecca Frech shares why she left her Catholic faith out of anger as a teenager, and what eventually led her to return to the sacraments as an adult. Marcus Grodi hosts.
08/03/20 Dr. John Bergsma (JHT01708)
Former Christian Reformed Minister and acclaimed Bible scholar Dr. John Bergsma shares how studying Scripture led him to the Catholic Church. Marcus Grodi hosts.