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New CHN Community Question: Could Potluck Sundays work at Catholic Churches?

August 1, 2016

Though it’s perhaps more of a phenomenon among rural protestant congregations, the idea of bringing a covered dish to church with you and sharing it after the service has a long tradition, especially here in the United States.  Some of us remember the potluck dinners of our childhood so clearly that we could still identify which parishioner made which casserole or jell-o salad if we were quizzed today. ... more
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The CHN Weekly Roundup #012

July 30, 2016

It was a busy week, as hundreds of thousands of youth converged on Krakow for World Youth Day, and closer to home, we at the Coming Home Network gathered with the nation’s top Catholic apologists at the Defending the Faith Conference at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH.  Here’s a rundown: ... more
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CHN Community Responds: Which Saints Were Companions on your Journey into the Catholic Church?

July 29, 2016

We asked our readers which holy men and women had special significance for them as they began to realize that saints were not just pictures on holy cards, but intercessors and helpers in heaven.  We got a wide variety of responses- here are a few: ... more
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New CHN Community Question: What Saints Were Important In Your Journey Toward Catholicism?

July 25, 2016

Some of our questions in the past have allowed for a couple, or even a few interpretations; this week’s however, is open to an innumerable variety  of responses.  It has to do with the Church’s treasury of saints, and how we are invited to have relationships with them and ask for their intercession.  It goes as follows: ... more
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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup, #011

July 22, 2016

A sampling of what we’ve been up to at CHNetwork over the past few days: ... more
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CHN Community Responds: What About the Siblings of Jesus?

July 22, 2016

This week, we asked our CHN Community: “Did your previous denomination have any official teaching regarding the siblings of Jesus, whether the biological offspring of Mary or otherwise?”  What we heard back was an overwhelming silence on the issue.  Several of you speculated as to why; here’s a sampling of what you had to say: ... more
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New CHN Community Question: Did Jesus Have Siblings?

July 18, 2016

For this week’s question, we’re going into a matter of both historical and theological significance, regarding a reference that comes up in Matthew 12, and other places in scripture referring to the brothers of Jesus: Did your Christian tradition deal with the question of whether or not Jesus had siblings? ... more
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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #010

July 15, 2016

As the hottest days of the Summer roll in, here’s some CHNetwork content from the past few days that you can peruse in the air-conditioned or shady locale of your choosing: ... more
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CHN Community Responds: What’s The Deal With Monks and Nuns?

July 15, 2016

For our latest CHN Community Question, we asked about your impressions of vowed religious prior to “getting” their purpose in the Catholic Church.  Here are a few of your responses to the question, “What did you think about monks and nuns?” ... more
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New CHNetwork Community Members Question: What’s the Deal with Monks and Nuns?

July 11, 2016

For the latest CHNetwork question, we want to know about a phenomenon that probably didn’t occur in your Christian background prior to Catholicism. ... more
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The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #009

July 8, 2016

Many of us enjoyed a short work week due to the July 4th holiday- but we still had a lot going on at CHNetwork! ... more
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CHN Community Responds: Regarding the Word “Catholic” in the Creeds

July 8, 2016

This time around, we decided to ask our members how their former congregations treated the word “Catholic” if or when they recited the Nicene/Apostles Creeds in corporate worship.  Before we get to their answers, here’s what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says about it in its section on the Four Marks of the Church: ... more