CHNetwork Community Responds: Protestant vs Catholic Worship Music Wars

August 12, 2016

This week, we asked our members about music preferences in the Churches they attended before becoming Catholic.  Many strong opinions came out, but what was notable about the experiences you related was the idea that Catholicism was still Catholicism despite reasonable differences in liturgy, while protestant congregations had trouble maintaining unity between congregations of different musical orientations.  A sampling of the responses: ... more

New CHNetwork Community Question: Worship Music Wars

August 8, 2016

We don’t often talk liturgical preference at CHNetwork, but this week, doing so will hopefully help provide important insight into the way that worship styles unite or divide believers.  This week’s question goes as follows: ... more

The CHNetwork Weekly Roundup #013

August 5, 2016

Last weekend, the CHNetwork team had a GREAT time connecting with members old and new at this year’s Defending the Faith conference in Steubenville at Franciscan University.  While there, we got tons of great interviews with attendees and presenters that we hope to share with you as part of our ongoing “Signposts” video series.  We even experimented with Periscope for the first time! ... more

CHN Community Responds: Could Potlucks Work at Catholic Parishes?

August 5, 2016

In our ongoing series where we pose various questions related to the theological and practical implications of converting to Catholicism, we asked our members the following question: ... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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