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Alzheimer’s Keeps Reminding Me Why I Love being Catholic

I have written about my wife, Marty’s, Alzheimer’s Disease several times. This is another. It was unplanned and spontaneous, triggered by the unique world she and I have come to share together. I was trying to write something but I … Continue reading

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When the Crib and the Cross Converge: Our Personal Adoption Story

The minute the judge walked into the courtroom on December 5, I knew I was in trouble. What I had envisioned as a measured ritual of signing papers at the courthouse became an extremely emotional event when the judge, who … Continue reading

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Weak Tea, by Janice Lane Palko

In February 2015, my daughter surprised us by announcing that she was in her second trimester of pregnancy. After experiencing three miscarriages in 14 months, we were overjoyed. Our prayers for a baby, it appeared, would be answered. Plans were … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Christmas Grace, a Novella, by Leslie Lynch

Leslie Lynch breaks new ground in her second Christmas novella. Although she invites us to spend Christmas on the other side of Louisville, Kentucky, she warns us to steer clear of Gertie, Ella and Natalie—three generations of brokenhearted women who … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: The Priest and the Peaches, by Larry Petersen

Without their parents these kids made it anyway. How? Their Dad had given them faith in God and family. This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guild member Larry Petersen’s book, The Priest and the Peaches. It is an SOA … Continue reading

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Review for Enemy Brothers by Constance Savery — Theresa Frailey

 Our Young Adult review series continues, Theresa is doing a great job!   Enemy Brothers was one of those books you easily finish and then fling against the wall saying “Why isn’t there a sequel!” It was a fascinating read, … Continue reading

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