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This week’s Journey Home episode was a riveting conversation with Damian Santiago, who was raised in a chaotic household and got deep into cocaine before having a life-changing encounter with Jesus.
Anna Maria Hoffman was working for the Family Research Council in 2012 when a gunman carrying a sack of Chick-fil-A sandwiches stormed into the building. She shared how that event triggered her conversion to Catholicism in our latest written story.
We shared a short video testimony from Wes Bancroft, who explained that it was the Eucharist that brought him into the Catholic Church.
This week’s #ThrowbackThursday offering was a 2007 Journey Home episode with the late Fr. Benedict Groeschel. Hard to believe it’s been almost three years since he passed away!
And CHNetwork members and readers shared how embracing the liturgical calendar has shaped their faith.
CONVERTS AND CONVERSION
Mike Carlton, who was a guest on The Journey Home a few years ago, shared his conversion story at The Integrated Catholic Life.
And Fr. Dwight Longenecker tried to cut through some of the controversy of recent attempts to paint conversions to Catholicism as politically motivated.
Journey Home alumnus Joanna Bogle reflected on the future of the Church of England.
And Francis Phillips argued that Catholics need to show High Church Anglicans that they’re welcome in the Ordinariate.
APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK
Dave Armstrong looked at the Biblical evidence for understanding salvation as a process, and not just a one-time event.
Ed Condon explained why Catholics can’t be Freemasons.
And John Howting shared what the Baltimore Catechism has to say to adults.
AND SOME NEAT CATHOLIC CULTURAL TRIVIA…
Most people know Antonio Vivaldi as the virtuoso composer behind The Four Seasons. But did you also know he was a Catholic priest?
A member couple whose son has just announced he’s an atheist, a journeyer wrestling with the concept of the papacy, and a Mormon woman whose heart is opening to the beauty of the Catholic faith – 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!
“I despised the kingdom of the world and all worldly finery for love of my Lord Jesus Christ, whom I have seen, whom I have loved, in whom I have believed, in whom has been my delight.”
Entrance Antiphon for the Memorial of St. Clare of Assisi
Feast Day: August 11