Category Archives: Defending the Faith

CWG Book Blast! Dr. Roger and Karen Salstrom’s “95 Questions for Protestants”

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Dr. Roger and Karen Salstrom’s book, “95 Questions for Protestants: Points to Ponder During the 500 Year Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation…and Beyond.” It is a CWG Seal of Approval winner! What … Continue reading

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Why Catholics Should Know about Science

  ‘It looks full of hard words and signs and numbers, not very entertaining or understandable looking, and I wonder whether it will make people wiser or better.’ So wrote a cousin of Josiah Willard Gibbs when she happened onto … 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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The “Protector” Saint of the Mexican Border*

By Larry Peterson Since there is so much discussion about the Mexican border I thought I would share this column I wrote about two months ago. Meet St.Toribio Romo,The Protector of the Mexican Border. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sometime during the early summer … Continue reading

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The Unbloody Cross?

The most interesting thing I have to tell fellow writers this month is about being censored. I bought a “self-publishing” contract with a reputable firm connected to a major Christian publisher. For help with margins and a cover design, the … Continue reading

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Laudato Si, by Pope Francis

The scientific community, particularly ecologists and economists have praised Pope Francis for his leadership in the discussion of the environment and the dangers of climate change. Laudato Si has addressed scores of topics related to the common good, with a … Continue reading

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June Round-Up

I have a sneaking suspicion ya’ll think the Round-Up is for a small group of insiders, but you’re wrong! This monthly collection is for all Guild Members who blog. Share your own best, or favorite, post from the prior month, … Continue reading

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Earth to Catholics: It’s Time to Change

For the past week, I have noted with interest and sadness the strong negative reaction of many Catholics to Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Laudato Si. Apparently, the Pope’s call to radical conversion, not only in how we treat the Earth … Continue reading

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