We are now in the Easter season. This is not a time merely to box up and store the easter decorations, the bunnies, baskets, plastic eggs, and colored fake hay. Nor is it merely a time to continue feasting on the candy, while contemplating which exercise plan will be the most optimal in removing the […]
Bishop Vann is the bishop of the Diocese of Orange, California. Formerly, he was bishop of Fort Worth, Texas. He grew up in an active and faithful Catholic family in Springfield, Illinois. Bishop Vann’s first degree was in Medical Technology and he worked in that field for several years. He wanted to serve people even […]
My story began as a cradle Anglican, which means I have been surrounded by beautiful words of prayer my whole life. As long as I can remember I have come into God’s presence on the Lord’s day praying “Almighty God, unto whom all hearts be open, all desires known and from whom no secrets are hid: cleanse the thoughts of our hearts by the inspiration of thy Holy Spirit, that we may perfectly love thee, and worthily magnify thy Holy Name.” Each week we approached Holy Communion praying “Grant us therefore, gracious Lord, so to eat the flesh of thy dear Son Jesus Christ, and to drink his Blood, that our sinful bodies may be made clean by his Body and our souls washed through his most precious Blood, and that we may evermore dwell in him, and he in us” (The Book of Common Prayer).
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On this day between Good Friday and Easter, how and where are we to follow Him? Scripture says, “being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit … he went and preached to the spirits in prison”? What does this mean for our Lord and for us?
At EWTN’s Family Celebration this year in Vancouver, Marcus Grodi spoke on evangelization, starting in the home. Here he shares 10 practical suggestions for how we can cultivate conversion amongst our family and friends.
Once again, The Coming Home Network International will be hosting a Friday night social at this year’s Defending the Faith Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville. The conference is being held from July 25-27, 2014. The annual social has become a tradition, and affirms the longstanding partnership between CHNetwork and Franciscan University. “Many of our […]
Devin was reared as a child as an atheist. In high school he became a militant atheist. In college, he began to have panic attacks. He prayed to God, “I don’t believe in you. But if you’re real help me!” He then picked up a Bible and began to read. After some months, a breakthrough […]
After a life of fulfilling the cultural obligations of a cradle Catholic, Dan Gonzalez encountered a “living Gospel” during his first year at college. After sensing that something was “missing” from the services at a non-Catholic worship service, Gonzalez began a search that lead him back home.
He who believes and is baptized will be saved. It wasn’t until I was a cognitive seven years old that the soul-altering waters of baptism were sprinkled on my brown-haired head. My earliest years had little connection with formal religion and faith, until we moved next door to an active Lutheran family. My parents weren’t […]