TV Series Will Spotlight Conversions of 'Catholics Come Home'

Atheist Professor Who Returned to Church After 52 Years Stars 1st Episode

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An EWTN TV series will feature the stories of converts to the Catholic faith, starting in early September.

Catholics Come Home, a ministry that has produced and aired TV commercials inviting people to discover or rediscover Catholicism, will premier the series by the same name on Sept. 4.

"Catholics Come Home" will consist of thirteen 30-minute episodes, each featuring an interview with someone who recently returned to Jesus and the Catholic Church. Guests include former atheists, agnostics, Protestant Christians, and fallen-away Catholics. The series will also air segments on the New Evangelization in each of the half-hour episodes.

Episodes will air every Thursday night at 10pm EST, with additional airings at 6 p.m. EST Sundays. The series can also be viewed streaming live online at EWTN.com. 

After the series debuts in the U.S. and Canada this September, EWTN will begin airing the series internationally, starting in December.

Over a dozen archdioceses and diocese are represented, since feature episodes are filmed on location in numerous North American cities, including: Vancouver, British Columbia; Allen, Texas; Providence, Rhode Island; New Westminster, Canada; Denver, Colorado; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey; Denton, Texas; Farmington, Missouri; Austin, Texas; St. Louis (Bonne Terre) Missouri; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

The premier episode features Dr. Gloria Sampson, a former atheist and linguistic professor who taught in Communist China during the 1960s and 1970s. She discusses her recent return to the Church after 52 years away from God, thanks to seeing a Catholics Come Home commercial on TV in Vancouver, Canada.  This former atheist is now an active Catholic, who says: “all I want to do now, is evangelize!”

Catholics Come Home® has released a 60-second series promo in anticipation of the premier episode.