Hope you and yours are having a blessed Thanksgiving weekend! Here’s our latest weekly roundup of original and curated Catholic content for converts and the curious:
In our latest written conversion story, Henry Jansen compared his experience of riding motorcycles on the open road to his journey toward becoming Catholic.
Fr. Douglas Grandon joined Marcus Grodi on the Deep in Scripture podcast to look at the confusing parable of the unjust steward that Jesus tells his disciples in Luke 16.
And for #ThrowbackThursday, we revisited a 2004 episode of The Journey Home with Al Kresta, who shared his fascinating story of his experiences with LSD and the New Age movement before becoming a nondenominational pastor and eventually a Catholic radio host.
Elsewhere, around the web:
As we celebrated Thanksgiving this week, several Catholic news sites reminded us that the first Thanksgiving actually took place in Florida in 1565, and it involved a Catholic Mass, as well as the story of Squanto, the Catholic convert who’s closely associated with the story of Thanksgiving.
A Church in Northern Iraq made international headlines for opening its doors to worshippers after two years of being closed under ISIS control.
Another Anglican religious order announced that it would be joining the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Meet Manitoba’s Companions of the Order of St. Benedict.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Linebackers Coach Mark Duffner told the National Catholic Register that before he got into coaching, he dreamed of becoming the first American pope.
And a group of Franciscan priests and seminarians tried their hand at the Mannequin Challenge.
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“In all created things, discern the providence and wisdom of God, and in all things give him thanks.”
St. Teresa of Avila