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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #136

January 11, 2019 No Comments

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January 11 marks the kickoff of our annual 15 Days of Prayer for Christian Unity! To RSVP and get daily reminders, as well as texts to pray for each day, visit chnetwork.org/unity.

This week’s Journey Home episode was a fantastic conversation with Dr. Matthew Bunson, who shared the dramatic stories of how his mother and father found their way to the Catholic Church in 1948, but didn’t meet until more than a decade later.

Dr. Bunson was also featured in our latest Insights video, where he uses his mother’s story as a starting point for discussing the long-term impact of conversion.

Our latest written conversion story comes from Kim Coulter, who shared how the journey that led her into the Catholic Church 42 years ago has developed into a lifetime story of of ongoing conversion.

And in Ken Hensley’s latest article on atheism, he argues that in order for atheists to use logic to uphold their position, they’re already admitting that the world is intelligible.

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Meanwhile, around the web…

CONVERTS AND CONVERSION

Crisis Magazine shared John Henry Newman’s message to those considering leaving the Catholic Church.

ECUMENICAL/INTERFAITH NEWS

Pope Francis sent Christmas greetings to Egypt’s Coptic Christians, who celebrated the Nativity on January 7.

Catholic News Agency profiled the Lebanese saint whose witness draws both Christians and Muslims.

Duncan Stroik wondered if the time has come for a new Counter-Reformation in sacred art and architecture.

APOLOGETICS PICK OF THE WEEK

Stephen Beale argued that Mary shows us how to live in communion with the Holy Trinity.

Word on Fire shared some thoughts on how to approach a Holy Hour in Eucharistic adoration.

And Kathy Schiffer explored how the Early Church Fathers were the first Catholics.

AND WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN MORMON MISSIONARIES KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR?

Casey Chalk shared some thoughts on how hospitality and charity can often be more effective than mere apologetics when talking to LDS missionaries.

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A former minister struggling in his search for employment, a woman who’s dating a Catholic and has lots of questions, and a member seeking to cultivate good friendships with Catholics in her area – 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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“As you drink the cup of the Lord Jesus (how glorious it is!), give thanks to the Lord, the giver of all blessings.”

St. Raymond of Peñafort

Feast Day: January 7