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A New Springtime for Catholics

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Discovered Through Catholics Come Home

A Q&A with Tom Peterson

God has a wonderful plan in store for you. God wants you to be happy. He wants you to experience His unfailing compassion. He wants you to feel the warmth of mercy and to share His love with others. God wants you to know that you exist for a reason.

Pope Francis is really a game changer; people love him and are responding in a positive way to the Church. Springtime is a time for renewal- new revelations. If faith has not been on your radar, you have nothing to lose by taking another look at faith. Take your family to church. Rediscover faith.            

-Tom Peterson


homeHow did Catholics Come Home start and what exciting things are happening at CCH?

CCH began following a retreat I attended in 1997. I had a profound spiritual awakening on that retreat, while praying in front of the Eucharist.  Some would call it a reversion, some a conversion. Prior to that retreat, I was just a busy businessman, who went to Mass every Sunday, but didn’t take my faith that seriously.  After the retreat, I felt and understood God’s love for me, His plan for my happiness and His purpose for my life.

We have had a huge social media response so far this spring:

  • CCH virally reached almost 500,000 people during the WEEK of Pope Francis’ election with posts about the pope being shared rapidly and widely
  • 9% increase in followers of our Facebook page during month of Pope Francis’ election
  • An average of 22,000 people “talking about” (sharing posts, having discussions on our Facebook page, etc.) CCH and the election of Pope Francis each week during month of his election
  • 1 million viewers of CCH evangomericalsTM in The Bible miniseries on History Channel, with 75,000 inquiries.

How does CCH help?

We are all so busy with hectic schedules and demands for our time that many of us drift away from faith. Family pressures, loss of hope, distractions and stress …Nearly 75% of baptized Catholics don’t attend Mass regularly or at all. Secularism and atheism is rapidly taking over families. We have seen a dramatic rise in suicides, and that is very disturbing. God has a plan for each of us…He wants us to thrive, not just survive.  God wants us to be happy!

Why do you think people do not live out their faith?

Most tell us it was their busy schedules, getting out of habit, drifting away during college.  10% drift due to divorce and mistakenly thinking they can’t come back afterwards. A small percent are not in agreement with the teachings with the Church and left over those issues.  So many people settle for life of unhappiness and sin vs. living like Christ taught in order to reach the greatest reward that lasts forever…spending eternity with God in the paradise of heaven.

         About the author

images-1TOM PETERSON is the founder of VirtueMedia.org and CatholicsComeHome.org. He lecturers frequently and has given presentations to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop;, Australian Media Conference and Australian Bishops Plenary Meeting; and at various Pontifical Councils at the Vatican. Tom and his apostolates have been featured in nearly two hundred media venues worldwide, including multiple appearances on Fox News and EWTN.

 

Our winter weather is finally thawing….our hearts too

A New Springtime for Catholics Discovered Through Catholics Come Home

It has been a long winter, and just after Cinco de Mayo, we are finally warming up in the states! Our purposeful plans seem to freeze in the stagnancy of winter. We wait and wait for spring, and before you know it we are in the sweltering summer sun. Are you still waiting for winter to thaw, to see some movement and growth in your life? If you like “The Purpose Driven Life- you will also like “Catholics Come Home.” There is more to life than the old daily grind. The sun is coming out, finally. Time to come home.

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A Q&A with Tom Peterson

God has a wonderful plan in store for you. God wants you to be happy. He wants you to experience His unfailing compassion. He wants you to feel the warmth of mercy and to share His love with others. God wants you to know that you exist for a reason.

Pope Francis is really a game changer; people love him and are responding in a positive way to the Church. Springtime is a time for renewal- new revelations. If faith has not been on your radar, you have nothing to lose by taking another look at faith. Take your family to church. Rediscover faith.            

-Tom Peterson

Share some stories of what you have heard from readers of Catholics Come Home.

We have received amazing testimonies from all over the country about how CCH has restored hope, prompted spiritual renewal, an awakening to a new springtime of faith.

Current Catholics are going deeper in their faith and partake in their role in the New Evangelization.  Inactive Catholics have told us that it help them to understand and find their purpose in life, and source for true peace and happiness.  And non-Catholics have responded with stories about God’s love for humanity and miracles in everyday lives.

  • Just watching the TV when the new Pope was chosen, I found myself so excited and wanting to learn more about the Catholic Faith. My husband of 3 years is Catholic and I have been leaning towards taking classes… Watching Pope Francis speak made me feel as if I were Catholic at heart. There is something within myself that draws me to the Catholic Faith and truly want to become Catholic. God is so great. –Ann
  • My husband and I have been inspired to join the Church. –Jessica
  • My sister has been called back! We are “cradle Catholics” but she strayed away from the Faith for a few years. She feels the Holy Spirit calling her home! –Emily
  • More people are changing their mindsets about the Church now in Ghana. He’s inspiring a lot of people here! –Papa Yaw Barima Adutwum
  • I was raised In Catholic Church but after years I stop going because i got mad I didn’t like a lot of things that were going on the church, but since the moment Pope Francis has been elected I have been thinking about going back again. It’s a feeling that I have that I really can’t explain, but I am willing to try it. –Anne
  • I’ve been inspired by Pope Francis to read the Catechism and pray more so I can evangelize better via blog and social media as well as find ways to put my faith into action via service to the spiritually and materially poor. –Jenny

Please share some ideas for ways to share the faith. 

1. Ask people how you can pray for them: everyone has needs: sick relatives, job concerns, financial worries, concerns for children, etc…

2. When some asks “how are you” answer, “I’m blessed, how are you?”  This brings “God” into the conversation and opens a door for potential dialogue.

         About the author

images-1TOM PETERSON is the founder of VirtueMedia.org and CatholicsComeHome.org. He lecturers frequently and has given presentations to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop;, Australian Media Conference and Australian Bishops Plenary Meeting; and at various Pontifical Councils at the Vatican. Tom and his apostolates have been featured in nearly two hundred media venues worldwide, including multiple appearances on Fox News and EWTN.

 

People are Saying…

What People Are Saying about Catholics Come Home

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We are in the midst of a New Evangelization
and I believe this book is a signal moment in its success.

Dr. Scott W. Hahn, author of The Lamb’s Supper and Signs of Life

This book’s powerful message contains both a heartfelt invitation — ‘Catholics, come home!’—and an encouraging statement of an often overlooked fact— ‘Catholics come home!’ With enthusiasm, humility, and
wisdom born of his own lived experience Tom Peterson lays
out the salient reasons for both.

Patrick Madrid, author of Envoy for Christ: Twenty-Five Years as a Catholic Apologist

Catholics Come Home is a powerful sacramental, a means of grace. It is a willing, waiting taxi to take us home, to our home away from home, the
Catholic Church, the mystical body of Christ.

Dr. Peter Kreeft, author of Handbook of Christian Apologetics

The mission of Tom Peterson and Catholics Come Home to bring souls home to Jesus and the church is critically important during this challenging time in our history. I fully support this New Evangelization project.
Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life

Catholics Come Home inspires each of us to share God’s love with others, in order to help change the world for the better, for eternity!
Roma Downey, Touched by an Angel actress,

and co-producer of History Channel series The Bible

[Tom Peterson] has a statistically verifiable program of bringing people back to the Church.
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York

Catholics Come Home

God’s Plan for Your Extraordinary Life

A growing number of Catholics worldwide are leaving the church, which spurred Tom Peterson to begin CatholicsComeHome.org aimed to bring people back to the church and keep those who are practicing.

images-2Peterson draws from Scripture, his own struggles with Catholicism and his work with converts to explain the importance of practicing the faith in Catholics Come Home (Image Books, Feb. 19, 2013). The book is aimed at generations of Catholics and offers seven ways to deepen your faith and in turn help deepen the faith in others. It offers advice to Catholic families struggling with loved ones who have left the faith; practicing Catholics rocked by recent sex scandals and other controversies in the church; and converts trying to understand their new faith.

Readers have been introduced to Peterson’s organization through commercials broadcast worldwide and introduced to U.S. dioceses. The outreach in the U.S. alone has hit an estimated 250 million viewers.

About the author

images-1TOM PETERSON is the founder of VirtueMedia.org and CatholicsComeHome.org. He lecturers frequently and has given presentations to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop;, Australian Media Conference and Australian Bishops Plenary Meeting; and at various Pontifical Councils at the Vatican. Tom and his apostolates have been featured in nearly two hundred media venues worldwide, including multiple appearances on Fox News and EWTN.