February 10, 2017

Welcome to our latest weekly roundup of original and curated Catholic content for converts and the curious!  Here’s a sampling of what we’ve been up to over the past few days at The Coming Home Network:

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This week’s guest on The Journey Home was Scott Weeman, founder of CatholicInRecovery.com.  He talked about how his path out of drug and alcohol addiction helped him return to his Catholic faith.

Our latest Signposts video short features Fr. Michael Gossett of the Diocese of Steubenville, who told us that if he hadn’t gone to a Methodist college, he’s not sure he’d be a priest today.

We made available to watch and share a 2006 Deep in History lecture with Joanna Bogle, who sought to unpack the controversial legacy of “Bloody Mary” Tudor and the attempted restoration of Catholicism to England.

Our latest #ThrowbackThursday offering was a 2005 episode of the Journey Home with Dr. August Accetta, a practical agnostic who returned to his Catholic faith through studying the Shroud of Turin.

And our former Protestant members and readers shared how, before becoming Catholic, they felt about the word “Protestant.”

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Meanwhile, around the web:

Pope Francis encouraged Catholics and Lutherans to look to Christ to overcome the “tragic” legacy of the Reformation.

The Springfield (MO) News-Leader profiled Fr. Chori Seraiah’s journey to the Catholic Church through the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.

The National Catholic Register profiled Antonio Guterrez, the United Nations’ new Secretary General, and how his Catholic faith might inform his work with the international body.

Dan Burke of the Avila Institute looked at the modern psychological trend of “mindfulness,” and how it compares to Catholic contemplative spirituality.

And self-described “None” Susan Pashman shared what she felt she lost out on by being raised without religion.

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We encourage all of you to join us in prayer for our members who are continuing to discern where God is calling them by visiting chnetwork.org/partners.  And while you’re at it, if you haven’t already, please check out our  CHNetwork Community Forum– it’s a great place to meet our members who are either converts to Catholicism or currently in the process of becoming Catholic!

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“Seeing the sun, the moon and the stars, I said to myself, ‘Who could be the Master of these beautiful things?’ I felt a great desire to see him, to know him and to pay him homage.”

St. Josephine Bakhita

Feast Day: February 8