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 story comes from Dr. James McGuffee, who was raised Baptist and first encountered Catholicism while pursuing a career in academia.
And the CHNetwork team will be represented at next week’s Defending the Faith Conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville. We’ll have a booth set up, and staff there to answer questions- please stop by and say hello if you plan to be in attendance!
CONVERTS AND CONVERSION
A descendant of Laura Ingalls Wilder has told ChurchPop how her branch of the family converted to Catholicism.
And recent Journey Home guest Dr. Douglas Beaumont has penned a helpful article for converts about the best Catholic Study Bibles– remember, there’s no rule that you can’t own more than one!
Deseret News, a publication of the Latter Day Saints, has profiled a Catholic priest who says that his faith journey started with a visit from some Mormon missionaries.
A Catholic cathedral in Central African Republic has sheltered 2,000 Muslims fleeing violent militia attacks in the region.
Bishop Steven Lopes has ordained two men to the diaconate for the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter in Kansas City.
And The Catholic Herald (UK) profiled the professional cyclist and devout Catholic who risked his life to save Jews during World War II.
New research on the Shroud of Turin has revealed that the blood particles on the ancient burial cloth are in fact those of a torture victim.
AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WONDERING HOW TO SAY HIS NAME…
An Evangelical philosophy professor at Biola University has written a tongue-in-cheek Thomistic-style article about how to properly pronounce St. Augustine’s name.
An inquirer working through issues with past marriages so she can be received into the Church, a community member who’s finally gotten the courage to meet with a priest, and a protestant teaching at a Catholic school who’s decided to come into the Church – 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!
“Christ is the first-born of every creature, and the whole of humanity as well as the created world finds its foundation and meaning in Him.”
St. Lawrence of Brindisi
Feast Day: July 21