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Poetry Sunday in the Spring – Katie O’Neil

Now that spring has really come, there are some great poems about the season. Since the flowers are now all blooming and you can begin to buy strawberry plants and other early season planters, the bounty of the earth really … 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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Sun Dancing – A Book Review by Dennis P. McGeehan

 On one day a year, Saint Patrick’s Day, people around the world celebrate their Irish heritage, even if they have none. Parades, parties and the Wearin-of-the-Green are ubiquitous. It may not be a stretch to state that those who celebrate … Continue reading

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Review for Across Five Aprils – Book by Irene Hunt

Out of so many books that I have read, few have affected me in the particular way that Across Five Aprils has. Great writers have the ability to craft a story that not only excites the reader’s interest but reaches … Continue reading

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Rita

  ST. RITA Oh Rita, woman of Cascia, Who carried burden upon burden, Yet, sought more suffering By accepting Christ’s thorn, And now pleads to relieve Others’ misfortune. Clyde L. Borg  Clyde L Borg is a retired high school teacher. … Continue reading

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The DNA Connection: Tannenhauser’s Theory, by Joan L. Kelly

High schools and school systems that promote curriculum integration must consider Joan L. Kelly’s The DNA Connection: Tannenhauser’s Theory. The author has stirred genetics, technology, high-powered research, American history, art, social justice and ethics into the flow of this “timely” … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Xan III: The Fire of Eden (OakTara Publishers, 2013) by Antony Barone Kolenc

For better or worse, others have imposed major decisions and their consequences on the lives of children. Nevertheless, even young people have made decisions that affected the rest of their lives. In Chronicles of Xan III: The Fire of Eden … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Xan II: The Haunted Cathedral, by Antony Barone Kolenc (published by OakTara, 2013)

How could a story about Xan, a twelfth century English orphan possibly relate to today’s youngsters? Xan was neither caped-crusader nor superhero. Violence destroyed his neighborhood and family. He was poor, undernourished, homeless, and the victim of bullies. His relationship … Continue reading

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Candles in the Dark: The Authorized Biography of Fr. Richard Ho Lung and the Missionaries of the Poor, by Joseph Pearce

Joseph Pearce writes that Father Richard Ho Lung, known as the “Reggae Priest,” the Ghetto Priest,” the “Dancing Priest” and the “Renegade Priest” would rather be known as a “practicing priest,” setting a high standard for all clergy. Pearce suggests … Continue reading

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Callista: A Tale of the Third Century, by John Henry Cardinal Newman

First published in 1855, Newman’s novel remains fresh. Its foundation is a comparison of hereditary Christians to converts and those who seek happiness in the comforts of the material world to those who can be satisfied only by union with … Continue reading

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