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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #140

February 8, 2019 No Comments

Got a question about the Catholic Church, or need assistance on your journey? Consider becoming a member, or feel free to contact us for more information.  The Coming Home Network exists to help converts, reverts, those on the journey, and those who are just curious – we’d love to hear from you!

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Mark your calendars, twice! This Tuesday, February 12, Marcus Grodi, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson and Ken Hensley will be hosting a free live-stream webinar on the meaning of being “deep in history.” It’ll set the stage for this Fall’s FIRST EVER Deep in History pilgrimage, where the three of them will be leading a trip to Italy from September 23-October 4. If you want to get on the list for the pilgrimage, contact us today! Find out more at chnetwork.org/pilgrimages.

And speaking of being Deep in History, this week’s Journey Home episode was a fascinating roundtable with Ken Hensley and Dr. David Anders, who shared how studying history, and especially early Christianity, helped lead them to the Catholic Church.

On the latest Deep in Scripture podcast, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi looked at Philippians 4:4-7, and how rejoicing in all things is a path to abiding and abounding in Christ.

And in our newest Signposts video short, Al Kresta shared his dramatic journey through drugs and the New Age movement, to born-again Christian and pastor, back to the Catholic Church.

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Meanwhile, around the web…

CONVERTS AND CONVERSION

Sabrina Vu shared the series of events and realizations that led her to enter the Catholic Church.

The Knights of Columbus interviewed a wildland firefighter about his journey back to his Catholic faith.

And Derya Little interviewed George Nicolas about his journey from Catholicism to Islam and back to Catholicism.

ECUMENICAL/INTERFAITH NEWS

We shared thoughts from the All Saints Sisters of the Poor, an Anglican religious community that became Catholic, on the gifts of Anglican patrimony.

And Sohrab Ahmari shared some thoughts on the Catholic-Muslim dialogue that was part of the Pope’s trip to the United Arab Emirates.

APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK

Joseph Pearce looked at why the Church embraces science but opposes scientism.

And Casey Chalk explained why Vatican II’s definition of the Church makes sense.

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An inquirer who’s finally decided to meet with a priest, another member who’s concerned that their work schedule might keep them from going through RCIA, and another member who’s drawn to the Catholic Church but feels a strong connection with the people in her Lutheran congregation – 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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“If I were to meet the slave-traders who kidnapped me and even those who tortured me, I would kneel and kiss their hands, for if that did not happen, I would not be a Christian and Religious today… The Lord has loved me so much: we must love everyone… we must be compassionate!”

St. Josephine Bakhita

Feast Day: February 8