All entries by this author

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016: Day Six, “Listen to this Dream”

Jan 23rd, 2016 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they only hated him the more. He said to them, “Hear this dream which I have dreamed: behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose and stood upright; and behold, your sheaves gathered round it, and bowed […]



Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016: Day Five, “The Fellowship of the Apostles”

Jan 22nd, 2016 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:34-35, RSV.)



Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016: Day One, “Let the Stone Be Rolled Away”

Jan 18th, 2016 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

Biblical text for 2016: But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were no people but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy […]



Radio Maria Interview with Tom and Jessica Brown

Aug 31st, 2014 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts, Podcast

Our very own Tom Brown and his wife Jessica recently were interviewed on Rebecca Cherico’s program on Radio Maria, Conversion Keeps Happening. They discuss aspects of their conversion from the PCA to the Catholic Church. The interview is available here.



“Made Perfectly One”: A Reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan 24th, 2014 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

The 17th chapter of the Gospel according to St. John is an essential missional treatise for this year’s “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity,” as it has been in years past, and as it is to the mission of Called to Communion.  I recently saw a phrase from Christ’s prayer in this chapter used in […]



Ecumenism of Tears: A Reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

As I quoted from Pope Francis in yesterday’s post, in our times there is an ecumenism of blood binding together persecuted Christians. Without meaning to detract from this rich expression, it seems to follow from it that Christians also can share in an ecumenism of tears. Do we shed tears over our divisions? If not, […]



“Their Blood is Mixed”: A Reflection for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Jan 21st, 2014 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

We have a tradition at Called to Communion of observing the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This event, with over a century of history behind it, seeks to promote visible Christian unity through an octave of prayer. Its goal, like the goal of Called to Communion, is to pursue the fulfillment of Christ’s High […]



Welcome Jason and Casey!

Jul 24th, 2013 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

Called To Communion is delighted to welcome two new members to our team of contributors, Casey Chalk and Jason Kettinger.



Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day Seven, “Walking in Solidarity”

Jan 24th, 2013 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

It is Day 7 of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. (Tomorrow will mark the eighth and final day of the ‘Week.’) Today we continue our reflections on the daily themes and Scripture readings offered by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.



Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Day Five, “Walking as the Friends of Jesus”

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By Tom Brown | Category: Blog Posts

On Day 5 of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we continue our reflections on the daily themes and Scripture readings offered by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.