Decades ago, I read an insight by Jean Vanier, a Canadian Catholic philosopher and theologian, “You can be right. You can be dead right and bring death to everyone around you”. These words stripped bare my arrogance, profoundly affecting the way I expressed my faith to others and especially the way I wrote about the Catholic…… Continue reading Catholic Writers- How To Avoid Being Dead Right
Everyday Heroes, written by the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, David Naglieri, is a welcome antidote to the barrage of bad news which assaults us all day long. This documentary balances the prevailing dark view of humanity by focusing on the lives of fourteen ordinary men whose deep faith in God motivates them to love and serve selflessly.…… Continue reading Everyday Heroes
Discover that the Bible is not a collection of unrelated books, but one story.
I love writing. I love connecting to the Holy Spirit deep inside my core self and simply allowing words to flow
The Power of Images To Change Lives Marie Constantin, the photographer and author of Finding Calcutta: Memoirs of a Photographer, understands images have power, more power than words alone to impact lives. It was an image in a documentary film that turned Constantin’s life completely around in the early 1990’s. She was a young journalist, completely focused…… Continue reading Saint Teresa of Calcutta Through the Lens of a Friend
At Play In God’s Creation is 96 pages of intricate designs and labyrinths with prayer prompts, quotes from the saints and mystics, as well as images to discover.
Aslan says that he is known by many names, in many lands and that they will have to discover him and find out his name in their own world.
Let us witness in love, without sinning against those who have yet to experience the joy of the Eucharist or a deep relationship with their Heavenly Mother.
God used blogging to heal my frozen gift of writing. Now I love writing and want to help others start by encouraging them to blog. It took me years to finally decide to start writing again. I had taken a 30-year sabbatical since leaving university to raise 9 children and I just couldn’t seem to…… Continue reading Worth Revisiting: Blogging Brought My Writing to Life Again
Saturday, December 26 – December 28, sixteen members of the Indie Catholic Authors will have their books on sale. Check out the fiction and non-fiction options, all available for $.99 or FREE! Here is the link! Participating authors John C. Connell Jeanie Ewing Ellen Gable Melanie Jean Juneau Theresa Linden Gil Michelini Erin McCole Cupp…… Continue reading GET READY FOR INDIE CATHOLIC AUTHORS’ CHRISTMAS SALE!
No mention of Jesus in the Chronicles of Narnia, just a teasing poke for the reader to discover God on his own
Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Catholic novelist Ruth Hogan Herne about her latest novel “Refuge of the Heart”. Ruth is a gifted storyteller; I was captivated by the characters, plot and message of this novel before I finished reading the first chapter. Her prose is well-written, and the dialogue sounds true to…… Continue reading Interview With Ruth Hogan Herne: “Refuge of the Heart”
“God always wants to build bridges; we are the ones that build walls! And walls collapse, always.”
The secular world desperately needs to hear the perspective of Catholics on pressing issues, especially on the sanctity of human life. However most religious authors write in a small niche, read mainly by fellow Catholics and perhaps a few other critics we would secretly love to block. An amusing analogy came to me the other…… Continue reading Are We Writing Like Worker Ants or Children of God?
My first interview with one the authors of Love Rebel: Rediscovering Motherhood is Bonnie Way. Like two other authors, she lives in the province of British Columbia in Canada. . In the short biography in Love Rebel we learn Bonnie Way has a B.A. in English (2006) and in Writing (2014). She and her husband…… Continue reading “Just” a Mom
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?? I am so excited to announce that my first book, with four other awesome women writers, is about to be published! This beautiful labour of love (sorry for the birthing pun!) started with a spark of friendship that caught fire a few summers ago, when my…
5 Catholic mum bloggers challenge today’s culture on the value of motherhood Ontario, Canadian mum Melanie Jean Juneau is a love rebel— one of 5 moms who have chosen to pursue the vocation of motherhood over their careers or personal goals. Along with four other Catholic moms, she shares her stories of mothering despite living…… Continue reading New Anthology Encourages Mums