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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #108

June 1, 2018 No Comments

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This week’s Journey Home episode was an encore with Dr. Holly Ordway, an agnostic who became Episcopalian and was led by J.R.R. Tolkien to the Catholic Church.

Our latest Insights video short features Shaun Rieley, explaining why we can’t just go back to the first century and start the Church over from scratch.

Ken Hensley’s latest article in his series on Martin Luther looks at Luther’s troubled time as an Augustinian monk.

Our newest written conversion story comes from Kathleen Fowle, a recording artist with a background as a nondenominational chaplain.

We uploaded a new Deep in Scripture podcast, in which Marcus Grodi and Ken Hensley discuss John 17 and Christian unity.

Charles Hoffman concluded his article series on Mary from a Jewish convert’s perspective, sharing how he’s come to accept Mary as his spiritual mother.

And we hosted another live stream on our YouTube channel, featuring a discussion on how converts have come to appreciate the Rosary.  Join us for the next live stream event this coming Wednesday, June 6 at 3PM Eastern!

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Meanwhile, around the web…

CONVERTS AND CONVERSION

Brian Holdsworth looked at whether or not Catholics have a personal relationship with Jesus.

And Catholic News Agency looked at the latest regarding the sainthood cause of Catholic convert G.K. Chesterton.

ECUMENICAL/INTERFAITH NEWS

A Catholic bishop in Maine has left an ecumenical fellowship after being pressured to conform on LGBT issues.

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople called on all Christians to take an ethical approach to economic questions.

The Anglicanorum Coetibus blog looked at the question of “Anglican Rosaries.”

And a Baptist pastor in South Carolina has removed a statue of Jesus from public display because it looked “too Catholic.”

APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK

Dave Armstrong answered the false allegation that 50 million people were killed by the Inquisition.

And Tim Staples looked at how the Visitation reveals Mary as Mother of God.

AND A SALUTE TO AMERICAN HEROES…

For Memorial Day, Our Sunday Visitor shared a nice piece on some of the most remarkable Catholic military chaplains in American history.

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An Anglican struggling with whether to remain in her congregation or become Catholic, a college student whose parents don’t approve of her interest in the Catholic faith, and a new convert trying to find fellow Catholics who are excited about the faith  – these are just a few examples of the people we are praying for and 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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“Sound doctrine does not enter into a hard and disobedient heart.”

St. Justin Martyr

Feast Day: June 1