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This week’s Journey Home episode was a great discussion with Fr. Hezekias Carnazzo of the Institute of Catholic Culture, who shared what led him back to his Catholic faith.
And speaking of the Institute of Catholic Culture, register now for next week’s special ICC presentation featuring Marcus and JonMarc Grodi, who will be part of a live, interactive discussion of how becoming Catholic has changed the way they understand Christmas. Get your questions ready!
We also published the written story of Kristen Anna-Maria Hauck, Obl. OSB, who shared how the study of philosophy led her from secularism to a vocation as a Benedictine Oblate.
Meanwhile, around the web…
CONVERTS AND CONVERSION
Fr. Charles Fox reflected on how two converts (John Henry Newman and Ronald Knox) talked about the Eucharist in the context of Advent.
And Philip Kosloski looked even deeper into what Bl. John Henry Newman had to say about Christmas.
Nick Ripatrizone gave insight into the ecumenical power of sacred art.
APOLOGETICS PICK OF THE WEEK
Msgr Charles Pope pondered why the Second Person of the Trinity, rather than the Father or the Son, became incarnate.
And Karlo Broussard offered a Catholic take on the Rapture.
AND A REMINDER THAT FAITH IS AN ADVENTURE…
Bishop Robert Barron wrote a nice reflection on G.K. Chesterton and J.R.R. Tolkien, and the exciting adventure of being a Christian.
A former pastor who’s struggling to find out how to use her ministerial gifts in the Church, a Baptist who agrees with a number of Church teachings but is struggling with a few key ones, and the many fallen-away Catholics who will be coming back to Mass for Christmas – 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!
“To saints, their very slumber is a prayer.”
St. John of the Cross
Feast Day: December 14