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.
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.
03/15/21 Marcus Peter (JHT01729)
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.
07/27/20 Fr. Boniface Hicks, OSB
Former atheist Fr. Boniface Hicks, O.S.B., shares how his journey of faith led him first to the Catholic faith, and then to the monastic life.
07/20/20 Brian Besong
Dr. Brian Besong, a former Presbyterian, shares how his studies in philosophy led him to the Catholic Church.
07/13/20 Philosophy Roundtable
Dr. Rachel Lu, a former Mormon, and Dr. Jonathan Fuqua, a former Pentecostal, share how their study of philosophy led them to the Catholic faith. JonMarc Grodi hosts.
06/29/20 Phally Budock
Cambodian genocide survivor Phally Budock shares her journey to the Catholic Church. JonMarc Grodi hosts.
06/15/20 Michael Vanderburgh
Clergy abuse survivor Michael Vanderburgh shares how the Holy Spirit gave him the strength to rediscover his Catholic faith.
06/08/20 Deacon Peter Grodi
Marcus welcomes his son Peter, a transitional deacon preparing to be ordained to the priesthood, to share his spiritual journey
06/01/20 Zubair Simonson
Former Muslim Zubair Simonson shares how his experience of 9/11 was part of what led him to consider Christianity, and eventually the Catholic Church. Hosted by Marcus Grodi.
Marcus and JonMarc Grodi discuss scriptures for remaining steadfast in difficult times.
05/11/20 David Mills
David Mills, a former Anglican, joins Marcus Grodi to reflect on his journey of faith.
04/20/20 Bobbyjon Bauman
Former Presbyterian minister Bobbyjon Bauman shares the story of his conversion to the Catholic faith. Hosted by Marcus Grodi.