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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #071

September 15, 2017 No Comments

Got a question about the Catholic Church, or need assistance on your journey? Consider becoming a member, or feel free to contact us for more information.  The Coming Home Network exists to help converts, reverts, those on the journey, and those who are just curious – we’d love to hear from you!

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We hope you enjoyed this week’s 20th Anniversary Journey Home Special!   If you haven’t seen our insightful, uplifting, and often humorous visit with a panel that included Al Kresta, Fr. Dwight Longenecker and Mother Miriam of the Lamb of God, be sure to view the full 90 minute video on our site.

Our latest Insights video short features Tanner Whitham from the outreach team at Franciscan University, explaining how he went from thinking of the pope as an arrogant old man in Rome to respecting him as the guardian of Christian unity.

The Coming Home Network’s Ken Hensley has been in Germany all week with Steve Ray, visiting some of the key historical sites related to the Reformation during this 500th anniversary year.  Steve has been posting a video diary of the trip on his blog.

This week’s written conversion story came from Connie Regener, who experienced sexism and even prophetic condemnation in her fundamentalist Christian background, but was able to find a true home in the Catholic Church.

And we kicked off a brand new series of articles from Dr. Norman McCrummen, Twelve Reasons a Protestant Pastor Became Catholic. Stay tuned next week for Reason #2!

ECUMENICAL/INTERFAITH NEWS

Aleteia offered some basic background information on the history of Catholic-Orthodox relations.

And the Novena to Our Lady of Walsingham begins this weekend- here’s a link to the full text of the novena.

APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK

The Catholic Herald (UK) offered a clear explanation of why non-Catholics can’t receive Holy Communion.

Dr. Michael Barber reflected on the stylistic differences between the Gospels of Mark and Luke.

Philip Kosloski explained the symbolism of five common birds in classical Christian art.

And Taylor Marshall looked at how the Catholic Church’s canonization process developed over time.

AND A CHAINSAW-WIELDING NUN HAS BECOME INTERNET FAMOUS…

An off-duty Miami-Dade county police officer ran across Sr. Margaret Ann of Archbishop Carroll High School using a chainsaw to clear fallen trees downed by Hurricane Irma, and footage of the encounter has gone viral.

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A convert who’s getting confronted by anti-Catholicism, a journeyer struggling to understand the Eucharist, and mother concerned about her children’s involvement in Scientology  – 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!

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“If you cannot find Christ in the beggar at the church door, you will not find Him in the chalice.”

St. John Chrysostom

Feast Day: September 13