Today is the feast of St. Matthias. The remaining eleven apostles were gathered in the Upper Room, after the resurrection and ascension of our Lord, and Simon Peter, their leader appointed by Christ, called them to an important task: the replacement in the vacant office of Apostle of Judas. Of the two qualified men nominated, the Holy Spirit led them to chose St. Matthias, but the main reason for this act of choosing him to replace Judas was, as stated in the book of Acts, that “one of these men must become with us a witness to His resurrection.” Thus the primary importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, which is what we will discuss today on Deep In Scripture.
Born in the Black Forest Region of post-war Germany, Fr. Jürgen came to America, with his parents, in 1952. The family was given shelter by an Episcopal priest in Massachusetts. His new pastor had a profound effect on him and the call to ordained minister was present as far back as he can remember. Ordained an […]
Since most of the CHNetwork membership is not able to stop by our office or have a lengthy conversation with a staff member regarding our day-to-day work, we have compiled some reflections on our ministry to give you insight into some of the struggles and joys that we encounter as we interact with those on the journey to the Catholic Church. We humbly ask your continued support and prayers for the CHNetwork and for those who feel drawn towards the Catholic Faith.
During these weeks between Easter Sunday and Pentecost, we are called to reflect on the meaning of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, for our individual lives, for the lives of those around us, and for the entire world. “What difference does it make?”, as a former Secretary of State once quipped. In First Corinthians 15, […]
Over the past few years the CHNetwork has been making better use of the internet to encourage inquirers, converts, reverts, as well as life-long Catholics on their respective journeys of conversion. As our online activity has increased and diversified — a more dynamic and content-oriented website, fellowship through social media and our forum, videos, and more — it has become clear that the “digital continent” is and will continue to be a crucial mission field for the CHNetwork.
This week we have 2 book bundles to give away: “Mary: A Catholic-Evangelical Debate” and “More Christianity” by Fr. Dwight Longenecker PLUS 8 individual copies of “More Christianity” alone. As usual, easy entry for staying connected via Facebook/Twitter/Email or for leaving a blog comment below. Thanks for connecting with us and please keep our mission and members […]
Leslie grew up in an active Catholic home. As a child she loved everything Catholic. The many social changes of the 1960′s and the distractions of college drew her away from the faith. After college she obtained a position as a TV talk show host. Soon after she found she was pregnant. Seeing no other alternative, she […]
What kind of woman was Mary of Nazareth? As is true of Jesus, we know nothing of Mary’s physical appearance or demeanor. But the historical sources give us a rather detailed picture of Mary’s character. Several historical sources give us much biographical information about Mary and they may be fairly reliable documents, but in this article I want to ask what we can learn from the canonical Scriptures about Mary’s life and character.
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 […]