The Seven Last Words of Christ

By Charles Johnston:

I love this traditional meditation, between this and stations of the cross, there’s no better way (in my opinion) to really enter in to the passion of Christ; to meditate and be with Jesus in His last hours.

Bishop Barron conducted a Tre Ore service at Saint Patrick’s cathedral a few years ago, and I would recommend anyone to take the time and listen to it, It’s available on CD on his website, but for those of us that don’t have a couple hours to spare, I wrote down my own 1minute meditation version. Continue reading “The Seven Last Words of Christ”

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My Journey Home


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

The Story of Salvation; Joshua (part 1)


By Charles Johnston:

In an earlier post in this series (Intel Report ) I wrote about Joshua as a supporting character, now is his time to step up to the main stage.

Throughout the children of Israel’s time wandering the desert, Joshua was Moses’ lieutenant and the commander of his army (as can be seen in Exodus chapters 17, 24, 32, 33, just for example in one book).  Continue reading “The Story of Salvation; Joshua (part 1)”

The Story of Salvation; Importance of the Old Testament


By Charles Johnston:

The Old Testament is indispensable in understanding the New… the New Testament is the climax to a story, if you don’t know the first part of a story then the ending doesn’t mean that much. 

– Bishop Barron 

I’ve written a few articles now, in a series called The Story of Salvation, and I just thought I’d take a break from the story to say why it’s even important to know and understand the Old Testament.  Continue reading “The Story of Salvation; Importance of the Old Testament”

The Story of Salvation: Adam 


By Charles Johnston:

(It was suggested to me that I write a, sort of, snapshot of salvation history as a chance to catechize those who’ve never heard it, and refresh the story in the mind of those who have. We’ll start with Adam, and move through the key players in salvation history.) Continue reading “The Story of Salvation: Adam “