An Unexpected Journey Back to the Catholic Church

The Lord works in mysterious ways, and he often uses others to call his lost sheep back to him. We have had so many listeners tell us that while listening to Relevant Radio® they heard the exact thing they needed to hear at the exact moment they needed to hear it – and it brought them back to the Catholic Church, or into the Church for the first time!

That’s what happened to a listener named Corina, who called in to The Patrick Madrid Show to share what changed her mind, her heart, and ultimately her life.

Corina told Patrick, “I’ve been a Catholic my whole life. Well, I guess for just part of it, because I wasn’t really living my faith. My brother last year, during Holy Week, recommended I listen to Relevant Radio. So I downloaded the app, and I would listen to you while I was getting ready for work, and you would recommend the book The Dogma of Hell.

“You recommended it a lot of times,” Corina recalled. “And so I finally decided to buy the book. And because of that book, it brought me back. It pretty much nudged me to return to my faith. And I wanted to thank you, because I sort of understood mortal sin, but I didn’t understand the gravity of how bad it really was until I read the book.”

In the year since she started listening to Relevant Radio and came back to the Church, Corina said her whole life is different.

“Now I’m living my faith,” she told Patrick. “I pray the rosary every day. I listen to you every single day. And I just wanted to thank you. Because if it wasn’t for my brother telling me to listen, and hearing you give that recommendation for that book, I think I would have still been living my sinful life that I was living. I feel so much happier. I suffer with anxiety, and being closer to God has helped me so much.”

Relevant Radio is inspiring listeners like Corina to return to the Catholic Church, or enter the Church for the first time. But as a listener-supported network, that is only possible through the generosity of listeners like you. If you would like to help listeners like Corina, consider making a pledge today during our Give Hope Pledge Drive. Every dollar makes a difference, so make your pledge today!

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.