Category Archives: Catholic Theme

Greeting the New Year—the Catholic Way

According to Georgetown University , as of October 2017, there are 1.28 billion Catholics in the world. 70.4 million of them are in the United States. The USA has a population of approximately 330,000,000 people. That works out to about … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast! “Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World,” by Jean M. Heimann

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Jean M. Heimann’s book, “Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World.” It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! Few place-names in the Christian world conjure up such powerful images and associations … Continue reading

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When You Think You Think You Have Nothing to Give, Bring Your Drum…

At least that is what a young boy did thousands of years ago when he wanted to honor a new king. You probably can hear the drum beating as he asks “Shall I play for you? On my drum?”  You … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast! “The Grace Crasher,” by Mara Faro

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Mara Faro’s book, “The Grace Crasher.” It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! “She’s lost her faith. He’s not her type. This could take a miracle.” Summary: Armed with a Jesus … Continue reading

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The Gift of Red

Advent and Christmas were always bright and happy times in my childhood home.  While focus was on preparing for the coming of Christ, mixed in with that anticipation was the fun of decorating.  Red was everywhere and in every room.  … Continue reading

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Within the Crowd I Watched in Awe as the Priest Stepped into the Sandals of Christ

What follows is about a priest in a crowd, a famous poem, and a moment in time. The moment was like seeing a tiny flower growing out of a crack in a concrete sidewalk. That tiny flower is another example … Continue reading

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Lepidoptera Blessings

  The day after hurricane Irma, I marveled at a swallowtail butterfly gliding through my front yard; a graceful, welcome reprieve from the harsh winds of the day before. It was huge, soaring and totally unexpected.  This isn’t the first … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: “7 Riddles to Nowhere,” by Amy Cattapan

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Amy Cattapan’s book, “7 Riddles to Nowhere.”  It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! Seventh grader Kameron Boyd must be the first to solve seven riddles involving churches in Chicago in … Continue reading

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Catholic Teen Books

Guilds with a small “g” serve as the organs of The Catholic Writers Guild. Small “g” guilds include critique groups, chapters, committees, conference gatherings, and other community-building entities. They encourage the vocation of writing among the member and sometimes, the … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast! Jeanie Egolf’s “Molly McBride and the Plaid Jumper”

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Jeanie Egolf’s book, “Molly McBride and the Plaid Jumper.” It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! Follow the adventures of Jeanie Egolf’s little nun-wanna-be! Summary: Molly McBride is back and … Continue reading

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