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Make 2017 Your Best Year Yet

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Congratulations!  To write is to win but it’s good to see people’s work being recognised. From CNW – Catholic Teachers Recognize Excellent Young Authors Fifty-three students across the province, from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12, have been recognized by the … Continue reading

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Crisis Magazine. K. V. Turley on endings and beginnings in the spiritual journey of Catholic writer, Joseph Pearce. Be careful what you read—it may change you, for better or worse. In the case of Joseph Pearce, his early reading made … Continue reading

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Life is not black and white, but rather a colour painting with subtle shading

Independent Catholic News The pope was speaking to the Jesuit writers of Civiltà Cattolicà but his words apply to all Catholic writers – “Your writing must not just defend Catholic ideas, but must witness to Christ in the world with a restless, … Continue reading

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The pleasure of being proved wrong can be a genuine pleasure

From The Guardian. Julian Barnes on how he came to like E. M. Forster. Never give up on a book! If reading is one of the pleasures – and necessities – of youth, rereading is one of the pleasures – … Continue reading

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We have nowhere else to go

K. V. Turley in Crisis Magazine on a brave attempt to record the persecution of Christians under the black flag of ISIS. A young boy, 10 years old or so, faces the camera. Like many young boys he is happy … Continue reading

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Reminiscent of the Icelandic sagas

Today, something a little different: A book review. W. H Auden on Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Auden had decided views on what fantasy must do to be taken seriously; do you agree? No fiction I have read in the … Continue reading

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