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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #093

February 16, 2018 No Comments

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This week’s Journey Home episode was with former Calvinist Jenni Kern, whose openness toward the Catholic Church started when she was watching a sitcom about a Catholic family.

In our newest Insights video short, Shaun Reiley shares how he came to understand that worship was ultimately about God, and not merely about his personal tastes.

We uploaded another video from our 2009 Deep in History conference; this time, it was Marcus Grodi’s popular “Verse I Never Saw” talk.

And we published online the written conversion story of Dean C. Waldt, a Presbyterian youth minister who found his way to the Catholic Church.

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Meanwhile, around the web…

CONVERTS AND CONVERSION

Charles Johnston shared his perspective on the Lenten pillars of prayer, fasting and almsgiving as an adult convert to the Catholic faith.

Tom McDonald shared 14 reasons he returned to the Church.

Philip Kosloski looked at the life of Madeleien Delbrel, an atheist who became a Catholic missionary.

ECUMENICAL/INTERFAITH ITEMS OF INTEREST

Pope Francis and the Melkite Patriarch, who is in ecclesial union with the Holy Father, celebrated a joint Mass in Rome.

The Anglicanorum Coetibus blog put out some statistics regarding the Personal Ordinariates.

A Lebanese judge has ordered three Muslim men who desecrated a statue of Our Lady to memorize passages in the Quran that mention Mary.

And Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has selected a Catholic Benedictine priest to pen his Lenten reflections.

APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK

Fr. John Cush shared some thoughts on how to find a theological method.

And Dave Armstrong looked at the amazing parallels between the Virgin Mary and the Ark of the Covenant.

AND SOME MORE CATHOLIC OLYMPIC ANGLES…

The Spectator profiled Sr. Christina Holum, the Olympic speed skater who became a Franciscan Sister of the Renewal, and Paolo Gambi looked at the spirituality of skiing.

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A Baptist minister who’s begun considering the Catholic Church, a member struggling to understand Catholic teaching about salvation, and a former Mormon trying to re-learn the basics of Christianity  – these are just a few examples of the people we are praying for 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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“How few think with joy on the glory a Mass gives to God. How few rejoice to possess the means of honoring Him as He deserves! . . . If we only knew the treasure we hold in our hands!

St. Claude de la Colombiere

Feast Day: February 15