Seal of Approval

The following books have been awarded the Seal of Approval for the 1st quarter of 2022:

  • Lectio Divina: 30 Days of Peace Journal, Kate Franz
  • In Pieces, Rhonda Ortiz
  • Stirring Slumbering Souls, Michael Seagriff
  • In a Far-Off Land, Stephanie Landsem
  • A Thread of Evidence, Joan Kelly
  • A Very Jurassic Christmas, Corinna Turner
  • Where Angels Pass, Ellen Gable
  • Rebellion: A Brief History of Satan's Battles Against the Domestic Church, Michael Laporte

From Our Blog

  • Stock the Shelves with Catholic and Orthodox Fiction

    Barb Szyszkiewicz
    May 15, 2022 - 6:00am

    The Catholic Writers Guild is proud to co-sponsor Stock the Shelves, a new joint effort to promote the inclusion of Catholic fiction in public libraries.

    Did you know you can suggest titles for your public library’s permanent collection? We at the Catholic Writers Guild, along with several Catholic fiction organizations and dozens of authors, want to flood our local libraries with fiction by Catholic and Orthodox Christian writers, bringing our unique sacramental perspective to a wider audience.

    How can you help?

    Simple! If you are a fan of Catholic and Orthodox fiction, share your favorite titles with others by filling out a request form at the library or via your library’s website. It costs nothing except a few minutes of your time.

    My local library automatically puts my name at the top of the hold list when they acquire a book I’ve requested. Even if I already own the book, I make sure to borrow it (I return it quickly). This way, the library’s circulation records show activity on that book.

    To learn more, visit the Stock the Shelves campaign homepage and check out a wide variety of great contemporary Catholic and Orthodox authors.

    Thank you for your support of this campaign—it’s an encouragement to all Catholic and Orthodox writers.

    Copyright 2022 Barb Szyszkiewicz
    Images: copyright 2022 Rhonda Ortiz, all rights reserved, used with permission

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Holy Family, guide our minds, our hearts, our hands, as we write, speak, illustrate – help our words to live in union with the Word.

Teach us discipline and skill to use the talents God gives us.

Give us also insight and courage to convey God's love through our craft, and humility to be open to His divine will, shaping our lives, in loving loyalty to His Church.

In Christ's name,


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