First and foremost, the Coming Home Network exists to help YOU on your faith journey. If you need prayer, support, or just want to talk to a staff member, please don’t hesitate to contact us! In the meantime, here’s our latest weekly roundup of original and curated Catholic content for converts and the curious:
Our latest written conversion story comes from Ann Oliver, who explained how learning to appreciate the role of beauty in the spiritual life led her and her husband to explore the Catholic Church.
We’ve created a Facebook event to promote our Fall CHNetwork retreat in Orlando– if you submit your interest on the event page, you’ll get automatic reminders about it so that you don’t miss any registration deadlines!
For #ThrowbackThursday, we shared Ken Henderson’s 2005 Journey Home episode, in which he describes how the Catholic Church gave him the tools he needed to fight a pornography addiction.
And our CHNetwork readers and members shared what books they’d recommend to someone exploring the Catholic Church.
Meanwhile, around the web…
CONVERTS AND CONVERSION
Julie Davis, author of Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life, shared her conversion from atheism to Catholicism.
And Vijaya Bodach, who was raised Anglican in India, discussed how RCIA helped her fall in love with the Catholic Church.
Among many decisions made at this week’s Church of England synod was a move to drop the requirement that clergy wear vestments during liturgical celebrations.
After LifeWay Christian Stores threatened to pull The Message Bible from its shelves, author Eugene Peterson went on record affirming his support for the Biblical definition of marriage.
And Dale Alhquist reflected on what GK Chesterton had to say about Martin Luther and the Reformation.
APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK
After 30 years at the apostolate he founded, Karl Keating has announced his retirement from Catholic Answers.
And Deacon Mike Bickerstaff of The Integrated Life gave a simple and clear explanation of the Biblical basis for Confession.
AND A NEAT STORY INVOLVING SOCCER AND FAITH…
After a successful professional soccer career with a number of teams, former Manchester United footballer Philip Mulryne was ordained a priest for the Dominican Order last weekend in Dublin.
A convert who’s wrestling with financial difficulties, an inquirer who’s afraid that becoming Catholic would divide his family, and a new Catholic who’s trying to find the spiritual tradition within the Church that’s a best fit for her – these are just a few examples of the people we are working with this month at The Coming Home Network International. Please help us continue to support those on the journey by visiting chnetwork.org/donate today!
“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”
St. Benedict of Nursia
Feast Day: July 11