Catholic Arts and Letters Awards finalists

In the Children's/YA Fiction category, our finalists are:
- Bane's Eyes, Corinna Turner
- Playing by Heart, Carmela Martino
- Seven Riddles to Nowhere, AJ Cattapan
- The King's Prey, Susan Peek
In the Adult Fiction category, our finalists are:
- Dying For Compassion, Barbara Golder
- My Brother's Keeper, Bill Kassel
- Turning in Circles, Michelle Buckman
The winners will be announced at the Catholic Writers Conference Live, August 1, 5pm EST.

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From Our Blog

  • CWG Prayer Chain Post: July 15, 2018

    July 15, 2018 - 4:06pm

    The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment.

    Mark 6:7-13

    Jesus summoned the Twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick— no food, no sack, no money in their belts. They were, however, to wear sandals but not a second tunic. He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you, leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.” So they went off and preached repentance. The Twelve drove out many demons, and they anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

    The power of prayer and the power of people praying.

    JULY INTENTION PRAYER (from Psalms 103)

    Bless God, my soul, from the depths of my being, his holy name;
    bless God, my soul, never forget all his acts of kindness.
    He forgives all your offenses, cures all your diseases,
    he redeems your life from the abyss, crowns you with faithful love and tenderness;
    God is tenderness and pity, slow to anger and rich in faithful love;
    his indignation does not last forever, nor his resentment remains for all time;
    he does not treat us as our sins deserve, nor repay us as befits our offenses.
    As the height of heaven above earth, so strong is his faithful love for those who fear him.

    Please leave a comment with your intention. If you have .problems adding an intention, email it to Mike Hays at coachhays(at)gmail(dot)com and I will add it.  God bless

The CWG Prayer

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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