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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #238

January 22, 2021 No Comments

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This week’s episode of The Journey Home was a conversation with Fr. Bob Rottgers, who felt God’s call to the Catholic Church and eventually the priesthood while caring for his wife through her drug addiction.

In a powerful new written story, Joelle Maryn shares how her faith was shaken when her sister died in a house fire, and how hitting rock bottom as an actress and model forced her to look at the reality of her sin and embrace God’s mercy.

The newest Deep in History episode was a discussion of St. Irenaeus’s thoughts on how God set the stage for the Church by his special relationship with the people of Israel.

For this week’s episode of On the Journey, Ken Hensley and Matt Swaim began a new series on how they came to believe in the Church’s teaching on the Eucharist.

And in a new Insights video short, Andrew Petiprin shared the practical challenges for him as an Episcopal priest when he decided to follow God’s call into the Catholic Church.

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Meanwhile, around the web…

CONVERTS AND CONVERSION

The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton released a short 15 minute video about the life and conversion of St. Elizabeth.

Private Dillon Beatson shared how a helicopter crash was the wake up call he needed to return to the Church.

John Edwards joined the Catholic Talk Show to share his conversion from drug addiction to Christ.

And Catholic News Agency looked at the recent declaration of heroic virtue for an Anglican convert known as the Mother Teresa of Manchester.

APOLOGETICS PICKS OF THE WEEK

John Clark looked at four figures who did poorly in school but went on to become saints anyway.

And Tim Staples dug further into what it means that Jesus called Peter “the Rock.”

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A new Catholic struggling to fit into their perish during the pandemic, another member whose interest in the Church has become a point of friction in their marriage, and another inquirer who just prayed her first rosary this week – 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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“Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.”

St. Francis de Sales

Feast Day: January 25