Category Archives: Pro-life

Fight for Liberty, by Theresa Linden

Fight for Liberty, Book Three in the Liberty trilogy, climbs to a dazzling climax, filled with plot shifts that will tantalize adult, juvenile and young adult readers. In Book One, Chasing Liberty, an inner voice she calls “My Friend” directs nineteen-year-old … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Family Life, Fiction, fiction, Hope, Love, Novel, Pro-life, Reviews, suspense, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Life-Changing Love, by Theresa Linden

Theresa Linden weaves three story lines throughout this second volume of her West Brothers trilogy. At the conclusion of volume one—Roland West, Loner—Roland finds a measure of happiness with his new friends, especially Caitlyn. He and she enjoy hanging out … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Beauty, Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Family Life, Fiction, fiction, Love, Mercy, Novel, Pro-life, Reviews, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Life-Changing Love, by Theresa Linden

Being Pro-Life In A Pro-Choice Political Dynasty

We must admit that the practice of mercy is waning in the wider culture. In some cases the word seems to have dropped out of use. However, without a witness to mercy, life becomes fruitless and sterile, as if sequestered … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Writing and Publishing, Faith, Family Life, Love, Mercy, Pro-life | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Being Pro-Life In A Pro-Choice Political Dynasty

Euthanasia–Celebrating the Destruction of God’s Greatest Gift—Life

IT MAKES SENSE TO ME Euthanasia (aka assisted suicide), is a pathetic concept promoted under the guise of compassion, mercy and kindness. It is no such thing. Euthanasia is not compassionate. It is not merciful. And it is not kind. … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Writing and Publishing, Current events, Pro-life | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Euthanasia–Celebrating the Destruction of God’s Greatest Gift—Life

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

Posted in Book Review, Catholic Theme, Current events, Defending the Faith, Faith, Family Life, History, Hope, Inspirational, Love, Pro-life | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Rosa, Sola, by Carmela Martino

  In Rosa, Sola, Carmela Martino extended an invitation for her readers to meet Rosa Bernardi and share the hospitality of her Italian immigrant household. Martino spiced the text with Italian dialogue and painted her chapters in domestic minutiae that … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Faith, Fiction, fiction, Juvenile fiction, Novel, Pro-life, suspense, The Mystery of Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Healer: A Novel, by John M. Wills

Healer reminds me of a Norman Rockwell print. Rockwell could transform the most ordinary, everyday events into the most extraordinary images. He filled his portraits with warm, happy, generous, uplifting people. Hidden among a cohort of typical high school kids, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Faith, fiction, Hope, Inspirational, Juvenile fiction, Novel, Pro-life, The Mystery of Suffering, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Another Secular Triumph–Helping Laura Kill Herself

Her name is Laura and she is 24 years old. She is a healthy woman who lives in Belgium. She wants to die. Why does she want to die? Because, as she says, “Life, that’s not for me.” My initial … Continue reading

Posted in Current events, Pro-life | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Down Right Good, by Karen Kelly Boyce

This story of social media with training wheels follows ten-year-old Angie’s Saturday deliveries of newspapers and baked goods. Each customer along Angie’s route receives her gifts and shares conversations, usually revealing vexing problems. Angie gathers problems at each stop, not … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Faith, Fiction, fiction, Inspirational, Juvenile fiction, Novel, Pro-life, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

A Bend in the Road: A Year’s Journey through Breast Cancer, by Karen Kelly Boyce

The author reminds us that we all share a terminal condition: life. Sooner or later it will end. A diagnosis of cancer suggests a sooner rather than a later demise. If not fatal, cancer certainly raises the specter of a … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Catholic Theme, Faith, Hope, Humour, Inspirational, Pro-life | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Bend in the Road: A Year’s Journey through Breast Cancer, by Karen Kelly Boyce