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This week’s Journey Home episode was with Kevin McDermott, who stopped going to Mass after Vatican II, but came back through the Anglican Ordinariate.
In an article for the CHNetwork Blog, Jim Anderson explained what the term “catholic” meant when used by the Early Church Fathers.
CHNetwork’s Matt Swaim spoke on the Son Rise Morning Show with Fr. Jim Loughran of the Greymoor Institute about the 100 year history of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
And we published a great short video of what our CHNetwork team learned about Christian unity at this year’s March for Life.
Meanwhile, around the web…
CONVERTS AND CONVERSION
Russ Saltzman reflected on what Catholic bishops can do to help welcome ex-Protestant clergy into the Church.
Catholic News Agency reported on the trend of abortion workers leaving the industry due to conversions of heart.
And for this week’s feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, Matthew Rose looked at what Paul’s story teaches us about the meaning of conversion.
ECUMENICAL/INTERFAITH ITEMS OF INTEREST
The Opus Dei blog reflected on the meaning of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
John Burger highlighted the work of the Orientale Lumen Foundation, which focuses on improving Catholic-Orthodox relations.
K.E. Colombini reviewed a recent book that highlights Evangelical admiration for medieval Christianity.
Catholic bishops, rabbis and imams have joined together to fight a law restricting religious liberty in Canada.
And Bishop Robert Barron reflected on his recent evening of dialogue with Protestant apologist William Lane Craig.
APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK
Douglas Beaumont argued that the oft-cited example of the thief on the cross is not a singular proof for the doctrine of “faith alone.”
And Dave Armstrong looked at why the Old Testament character Melchizedek is so important.
AND CONGRATULATIONS TO A RECENT JOURNEY HOME GUEST…
Marie Joseph, who was on The Journey Home last year, is being honored with the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Francis for her pro-life work with the Legacy of Life Foundation and her service to the Church in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Congratulations, Marie!
A Protestant lay minister seeking to return to the Catholic Church, an Evangelical drawn to the Church but who finds Catholic parishes intimidating, and a recent convert looking to heal after divorce – 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!
“Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.”
St. Francis de Sales
Feast Day: January 24