Category Archives: Catholic Writing and Publishing

CWG Prayer Chain Post: July 23, 2017

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Romans 8:26-27 Brothers and sisters: The Spirit comes to the aid of our weakness; for we do not know how … Continue reading

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Faith and Comfort

So, where is it you want to go? Where is it you expect your faith to take you in life?… .or maybe faith is an accouterment , something you coyly admit to when you’re at a party?  Truth is, you … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: July 16, 2017

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Isaiah 55:10-11 Thus says the LORD: Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not … Continue reading

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Facebook to Faithbook?

In case you missed it, the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, made a couple of interesting statements last month. He claimed Facebook is “the new church” and the social network can take on the role that religion once did in … 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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Beyond the Fear

“But if we acknowledge our sins, he who is just can be trusted to forgive our sins and cleanse us from every wrong.” 1 John 1:9 Most of my life, I viewed confession as a burdensome part of being Catholic. … Continue reading

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CWG Prayer Chain Post: July 9, 2017

The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment. Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my … Continue reading

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How to Benefit from a Critique Group

I’m excited about presenting the Non-Fiction Critique Workshop at the Catholic Writers Guild Live Conference, July 18-21, for the fourth year. I draw from my experience as facilitator and co-facilitator of two different critique groups to demonstrate how a critique … Continue reading

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Maybe I’m Amazed

By Janice Lane Palko Do you collect anything? Aside from the occasional Christmas ornament I pick up whenever I travel to a new destination, I don’t collect anything material. However, I do have a collection of intangible treasures that I … Continue reading

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“Little Nellie of Holy God”–The Toddler Who Inspired a Pope*

Ellen Organ was born on August 24, 1903 in what was known as the “married quarters” of the Royal Infantry Barracks in Waterford, Ireland. Her dad, William, was a soldier in the British army. Shortly after Ellen’s birth she was … Continue reading

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