Category Archives: The Mystery of Suffering

CWG Book Blast: Cracks in the Ice, by Deanna Klingel

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Deanna Klingel’s book, CRACKS IN THE ICE. It has the CWG’s Seal of Approval. Teaser: Gina Mangalli, niece of a mafia don, has a dream of Olympic Gold as a figure … Continue reading

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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

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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

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A Soldier Surrenders, by Susan Peek

Susan Peek has introduced another of her friends in high places. Camillus de Lellis lived in the sixteenth century, a time of saints and turmoil. Nonetheless, his life and example relate especially well to our times. His résumé included life … Continue reading

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Saint Magnus, the Last Viking, by Susan Peek

Susan Peek invites her readers to meet Saint Magnus, one of her friends in high places. Although he lived 950 years ago, he speaks, through his heroic example, to modern readers on the most fundamental of current problems. Standard definitions … Continue reading

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Birthing Grace

I wish I could have captured that moment in time. Forever. It was silent, sacred, sacramental. I stood at the bedside of my daughter, Gaby, on Holy Saturday morning as she prepared to give birth. The room was cool and … Continue reading

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Member Round-Up

Hey pardner, have you checked out your fellow members’ best blog posts??? Michael Seagriff asks your help to get this great post into church bulletins. Let’s all scurry over and suggest it to our pastors!! Larry Peterson gives a real … Continue reading

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Can What Kills Us Make Us Stronger?

Lent is a time for unlocking. Unlocking the doors to hope. And unlocking the doors of our hearts that keep us stuck in fear and trembling, imagining what might befall us. Jesus stands in our midst, saying: “Peace be with … Continue reading

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The Message of the Cross

Judy Landrieu Klein September 17, 2014 I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to articulate both in my own mind and on paper the message of the cross.  A difficult endeavor.  (Just ask my poor husband, Mark, who’s had to … Continue reading

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