Chuck Colson, The Family, Born Again

Chuck Colson
Born Again: What Really Happened to the White House Hatchet Man
Charles W. Colson, 1977
Spire Books Fleming H. Revell Company, Old Tappan, New Jersey

“…While accompanying my wife at her Roman Catholic church one Sunday, Patty flipped open the hymnal, smiled and nudged me…the title was on that page: the hymn was “Born Again.” p. 11

“Also there’s a man in Washington you should meet,” he continued, “name of Doug Coe. He gets people together for Christian fellowship—prayer breakfasts and things like that. I’ll ask him to contact you.” p. 115

“We had come together for me to meet Senator Hughes and the others. They were also to expose me to the nebulous concept which Doug had called fellowship…” p. 149

“In late September Hughes, Quie, Purcell, Doug, and myself began gathering for breakfast each Monday morning at 8:30 at Fellowship House. A plain, French Provincial building that might easily pass for just another of the large old residences on Embassy Row, Fellowship House is operated by a group of men and women volunteers who are followers of Jesus Christ.” p. 154

(at a prayer breakfast December 6) p. 160, 161
“…We had started to eat when the door swung open and the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Arthur Burns entered.”

“What is Arthur Burns doing here?” I asked in astonishment to the man on my left, Father John McLaughlin, the Jesuit priest and staff speech writer for the President…

“Arthur is a regular particpant in these breakfasts,” he told me.

“But he’s Jewish,” I protested…I dreaded the confrontation

“He is not only Jewish,” McLaughlin went on, “he is the chairman of this breakfast meeting.”

“It was the evening before the National Prayer Breakfast in late January that Al Quie, Graham Purcell, Doug Coe, Harold Hughes and I met for prayer and dinner in the Capitol with Billy Graham and Senator Mark Hatfield.” p. 182

“Secretary “Laird, I learned was a regular participant in a small congressional fellowship which later included among others the then-Vice President Gerald Ford, Al Quie, and House Minority Leader John Rhodes…” p. 189

“The words of the indictment were still ringing in my ears the following Monday as I drove to Fellowship House for our early morning meeting…p. 208

“For me it seemed the thing to do, Chuck. I looked at prison as a cleansing time—and for self-examination…”—Bud Krogh, after getting out of prison, p. 244

“Two of the men in the Fellowship, Paul Temple and Winston Weaver, made available their vacation homes (in Spain and the Virginia mountains respectively) to Patty and me… p. 346

More on Paul Temple

Paul Temple, mentioned at the end of “Born Again”, was a supporter of “The Family” and also financially supports the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) was co-founded in 1973 by former astronaut Edgar Mitchell and industrialist Paul N. Temple to encourage and conduct research and education programs on mind-body relationships for the purpose of expanding “human possibility by investigating aspects of reality—mind, consciousness, and spirit.”

Institute programs include research in what they call “extended human capacities,” “integral health and healing,” and “emerging worldviews”. This includes research into spiritual energy, meditation, consciousness, alternative healing, spirituality, human potential, psychic abilities and life after death, among others.

This information is for my post:
The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Politics

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