Catholics Come Home

Christmas Mass at St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City

Thinking About Christmas & Easter Catholics

I admit it: I love Disney World.  My parents took me as a child and my wife and I have taken our kids a few times.  The theme parks make me reminisce about the fun adventures I enjoyed as a young boy and I experience a degree of nostalgic longing every spring for my family to experience Mickey and friends […]

Mission Dolores Altar (San Francisco) Photograph © by Andy Coan

Let it Go

I grew up in a home where both my parents worked to make ends meet. There were years that my dad worked two jobs to help support our family. We had few extras, but we had what we needed. If I wanted spending money I worked a number of jobs to earn it. What our family did have in abundance […]

"Return of the Prodigal Son" (detail) by Murillo

Inviting Catholics to Come Home

I sometimes wonder why I don’t have more faith. If only my faith was stronger, I think, what amazing things I could do for the Lord. If only I more deeply appreciated the gift of faith I have received. Right? I bet you sometimes wonder the same things about yourself. In today’s Gospel (cf. Matthew 13:44-52), Jesus tells us in no […]

Along the Way… for Ordinary People

Lent is over . . . Easter is upon us . . . can Advent and Christmas be far away? These special liturgical seasons of the Church call us to increased holiness and awareness of God and ourselves. They are times for self-reflection, meditation and reconciliation followed by joyful celebration. But what about the other season of the church year […]

Catholics Come Home – God’s Extraordinary Plan for Your Life

“We are in the midst of a New Evangelization; and I believe this book is a signal moment in its success. This book is a grace from God. It is also a sign that will lead many folks back home to the family of God, which is the Catholic Church.” –Dr. Scott Hahn This is not your ordinary book review. […]

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News Release: Catholics Come Home National Network TV Initiative

First Time Ever… Catholic Evangelization Ads on National, Prime-time Network Television! Atlanta (Roswell) Georgia—Catholics Come Home® announces a major, national, prime-time network television evangelization initiative, for the first time ever in the 2,000 history of the Catholic Church, to air from December 16, 2011 through January 8, 2012. This invitation of the New Evangelization highlights the history, beauty, spirituality and […]

Inviting Catholics to Come Home

I sometimes wonder why I don’t have more faith. I bet you sometimes wonder the same thing about yourself. If only my faith was stronger, I think, what amazing things I could do for the Lord. Right! It seems the apostles were sharing the same thought in Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 17:5-10). And in a sense, that was good.  After all, they realized […]

Catholics Come Home Featured in National Catholic Register

There is a great piece on the front page of the National Catholic Register this week featuring www.CatholicsComeHome.org, an international non-profit ministry dedicated to helping fallen away Catholics come back to the Church.  This amazing ministry is led by Tom Peterson, a fellow St. Peter Chanel parishioner and the featured speaker at our SPC Business Association meeting on Tuesday, April […]