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Halloween and the Legend of the Jack-O-Lantern (one version)

Long ago in Ireland, the land of shamrocks, leprechauns, soft winds and smiles, there lived a man named  Jack. Jack was quite lazy and did not like to work. But he had the gift of “blarney” and could talk the … Continue reading

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The Joy of Pickling (Second Edition), by Linda Ziedrich

The Joy of Pickling (Second Edition), by Linda Ziedrich The vegetable gardener’s planning must include not only the what, when and where to plant, but must account for the storage of surplus produce when neighbors run from armfuls of over … Continue reading

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Lent: Highlighting Forgiveness & Redemption for All; Even “Dutch” Schultz

We are now into the third week of Lent and the road to redemption has been halfway traveled. Throughout the world Catechumens have almost reached their goal of full inclusion into the Catholic Church, which takes place during the Easter … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: The Thief, by Stephanie Landsem

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Stephanie Landsem’s book, THE THIEF, A NOVEL. It is a SOA winner. Teaser: A woman bound by lies. A soldier haunted by fear. A sacrifice that sets them free. Summary: Nissa, … Continue reading

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Same Old, Same Old

Even if you are not an avid theater fan, I bet you know this line:  “Tradition, tra-di-tion!”  Right, Fiddler on the Roof.  This great musical is basically a story of ethnicity and the patriarch’s struggle to keep the practices of … Continue reading

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CWG Book Blast: Saint Magnus, the Last Viking, by Susan Peek

This month, the Catholic Writers’ Guild is touring Guildie Susan Peek’s book, SAINT MAGNUS, THE LAST VIKING. It is a SOA award winner. Teaser: In this fast-paced novel for teens, the conflict unfolds between Saint Magnus Erlendson, a heroic young … Continue reading

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Why is a Catholic novelist especially suited to writing dystopian fiction?

Here’s a piece from member and  GUEST POSTER Theresa Linden about a topic that many Catholic writers are not familiar with: Dystopia, no it’s not a place!   KC   Before I wrote my dystopian fiction, Chasing Liberty, I wrote … Continue reading

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The Year of the French, by Thomas Flanagan

“Inequality is the root of social evil.”  @Pontifex  4:28 AM – 28 Apr 2014 We reel from the impact of violence, persecution, massive migrations and political divisiveness, yet similar tribulations plague humanity over the millennia. History’s lessons unlearned, like demons, … Continue reading

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Review for Erin’s Ring by Laura Pearl

  Erin’s Ring tells a short but inspiring tale of lives touched and shaped by their Catholic faith and Irish heritage in New England. Time separates the lives of many of the characters, but each struggles against their own hardships … Continue reading

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In the Middle of It

The last few weeks have been crazy.  So many things seem to have just gone “round the bend” in our current culture.  The Supreme Court has re-defined marriage in a decision that is just as crazy as Roe.  The tenth … Continue reading

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