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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #236

January 8, 2021 No Comments

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The January 2021 CHNewsletter is out! Read it here.

This week’s episode of The Journey Home was an encore of our fascinating conversation with Oscar Herrera, who looked back on his journey from the Jehovah’s Witnesses to the Catholic faith.

In an incredibly powerful written story, Jim Wahlberg, who comes from a family of musicians and actors, shared how a visit from Mother Teresa to the prison where he was serving was a pivotal moment in his personal conversion.

The newest Deep in History episode was a conversation between Marcus Grodi and Msgr. Jeffrey Steenson about how the sacrifices of the Old Testament set the stage for Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

For this week’s episode of On the Journey, Ken Hensley and Matt Swaim looked at what the Bible says about whether or not you can lose your salvation.

On the latest Deep in Christ, JonMarc and Fr. Peter Grodi dug deeper into the meaning of the cardinal virtue of prudence.

And in a new Insights video short, Deacon Joe Calvert shared what happened when he decided to read the Catechism of the Catholic Church for himself.

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Meanwhile, around the web…

CONVERTS AND CONVERSION

In light of this week’s feast of Catholic convert St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Seton Shrine is offering virtual group tours of their campus and museum.

And Casey Chalk reflected on the “both/and” of Catholicism is preferable to the “either/or” philosophy that spread through Western civilization after the Reformation.

APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK

Fr. Victor Feltes looked at the devotion of various saints to the infant Jesus.

David Mills maintained that arguing with an apathetic atheist is like boxing with a marshmallow.

And Pope Francis reminded us that if we do not worship God, we will worship idols.

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A homebound member hoping to connect with a priest about their desire to enter the Church, another member whose decided to suspend their exploration of the Catholic faith for now, and another member whose parents strongly object to her interest in Catholicism – these are just a few examples of the people we are praying for and working with 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 Christ has His work, we too have ours; as He rejoiced to do His work, we must rejoice in ours also.”

St. John Neumann

Feast Day: January 5