Pentecost in Sinai and Jerusalem 

Some lesser known facts and reflections on the Feast of Pentecost

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By Charles Johnston:

The story of Pentecost is well known, but like every story in the Bible there is more here than meets the eye.

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Padre Pio Podcast

Padre Pio was born to be a saint, from his early life, all the way through to his death, he lived a life of sanctity and service to God.

But then again, we are all born to be saints. Personal sanctification, through the power of the Holy Spirit, is what every baptized Christian is called to.

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My Journey Home

Re-Sharing my conversion story. To read more stories like this, go to

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By Charles Johnston:

I’ve been asked many times about my conversion, what made me dissatisfied with the status quo in the churches I attended, what convinced me that the claims the Catholic Church made were true, what was the final “push” to jump into the current and swim the Tiber river?

I’ve answered each one to whoever asked, but I’ve never sat down and gave a “defense for the hope that is in me” (1 Peter 3:15), until now.

If you are interested in hearing the whole story, you can find it on the website for the Coming Home Network at this link Conversion Story

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Grow In Faith

With all the new Catholics from last week’s Easter Vigil, and even lifelong Catholics, it’s good to remember the words of Saint Thomas Aquinas “If a Christian is not growing, he is dead. There is no stagnation in Christ.”
Don’t rest on your laurels, but “grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”(2 Peter 3:18)

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By Charles Johnston:

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”

2 Peter 3:18

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Good Friday & Meat

The perennial question for Holy Week, especially from children. Why don’t we eat meat on Good Friday?

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By Charles Johnston:

On Good Friday Christians, and not just Catholics, around the world will abstain from eating meat. Some know why, some have an idea, and others will just do it because that’s how they were raised.

So what is the reason why we don’t eat meat, and what exactly is “meat?”

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Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick’s Day is here again, let’s honor this great saint by emulating his attributes of forgiveness and humility.

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By Charles Johnston:

St Patrick is one of the most popular and well know saints, at least in the United States. His feast day is celebrated in almost every city in America, with parades, dinners, and drunken festivities. He’s celebrated by not only the Irish diaspora, and not only by Catholics, but by just about every group (in varying ways and levels of enthusiasm) across the racial and religious spectrum.

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