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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #145

March 15, 2019 No Comments

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On this week’s episode of The Journey Home, Mother Seraphina of the Franciscan Daughters of Mary shared how understanding the sanctity of life was one of the main points in her coming back to the Catholic Church.

In a new written conversion story, former nondenominational pastor Anne Barber shared her journey to the Catholic Church.

On a new Insights video short, Fr. Edward Meeks discussed how the mandate for Christian unity played a part in his return to the Catholic Church.

We published another article by Ken Hensley in his ongoing series about how he came to understand the Eucharist while he was still a Baptist minister.

In our latest Deep in Scripture podcast, Marcus and JonMarc Grodi took a deeper look at Philippians 4:11, and shared some practical tips for Christian contentment.

And time is running out to let us know if you’re interested in joining Marcus Grodi, Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson and Ken Hensley on our Deep in History pilgrimage to Italy! For more information, visit CHNetwork.org/pilgrimages.

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Meanwhile, around the web…

CONVERTS AND CONVERSION

Stephanie Mann looked at the role that questions of conscience and authority played in John Henry Newman’s journey to the Catholic Church.

Catholic dioceses in England and Wales are seeing an increase in the number of people requesting to enter the Church this year.

And at the Green Catholic Burrow blog, Desiree Hausam shared some thoughts on becoming Catholic after divorce.

ECUMENICAL/INTERFAITH NEWS

Pope Francis and President Nelson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints met in Rome, and Deseret News (an LDS publication) shared their take on the meeting.

And Keith Albert Little challenged the oft-cited stat of 30,000 Christian denominations, but also noted that even if it was a few hundred, or a few dozen, it would still be a major problem.

APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK

Recent Journey Home guest Jeanne Ewing offered some thoughts about suffering with Mary in Lent.

Catholic Answers explored the ancient tradition of penance in the Church.

And Catholic convert Rick Becker shared 10 things to know about death, judgment, heaven and hell.

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A missionary wondering how becoming Catholic will affect her vocation, a pastor trying to connect with others like her who’ve made the journey to the Catholic Church, and all our members who are in their final weeks of preparation to receive the Easter sacraments – 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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“The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins.”

St. Patrick

Feast Day: March 17