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CatholicFiction.net Seeks to Help Spread the Catholic Fiction Revival
The Culture of Life Review ^ | 1/6/2014 | Brother Declan

Posted on 01/06/2014 3:40:32 PM PST by Diago

From Catholic Fiction:


Who we are:

CatholicFiction.net is a project of Tuscany Press, a dedicated publisher of Catholic Fiction and sponsor of the Tuscany Prize for Catholic Fiction.  The site is independent editorially and manned on a volunteer basis. Novelist and short story writer Arthur Powers and journalist Joseph O’Brien are the new Co-editors of CatholicFiction.net. We have a wonderful and growing list of volunteer reviewers, some of whom are professional writers, struggling writers, academics, editors, bloggers or would be writers but all of whom love Catholic Fiction books.

Please consider joining us as a volunteer Reviewer.

Our Mission:

To engage the Catholic community in a Catholic literary revival.

The site’s purpose is to promote Contemporary Catholic Fiction and their authors, celebrate the rich heritage of Catholic Fiction and gifted storytelling we have historically enjoyed in the Catholic community, and to pass on our humble knowledge of Classic Catholic Fiction.

The 21st century, we believe, is bursting with opportunities and ripe for a new Catholic literary revival.

Our Work:

On CatholicFiction.net, we post Catholic Fiction Book Reviews on Sundays and Wednesdays.   We look at Catholic fiction in every genre, both contemporary and classic, literary and popular. We occasionally review (from a Catholic’s point of view) novels which can in no way be considered Catholic, yet which deal with themes of interest to Catholics. In addition, we want to encourage writers of Catholic fiction to write, write well and get published.  We review books on the craft of writing, and related books that we believe are good resources for writers of Catholic fiction.

The Book reviews are organized by Contemporary or Classic category, and title, author and genre index to make finding reviews as easy as possible.

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Us folks at the Culture of Life Review fully support this noble effort.  So head over to Catholic Fiction, subscribe to the terrific free e-newsletter, and if you really want to support the 21st Century Catholic Fiction Revival visit the crowd sourcing site.


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A very good idea. I hope this works out.
1 posted on 01/06/2014 3:40:32 PM PST by Diago
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To: Dr. Sivana

Ping


2 posted on 01/06/2014 3:42:31 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (Five years, my brain hurts a lot.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I’m guessing that vatican.va was already taken.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 3:45:29 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Diago
I'm not sure I understand what constitutes "Catholic" fiction, but I'll look into it.
4 posted on 01/06/2014 3:59:41 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (itYe)
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To: JoeFromSidney

Fictional books with a Catholic theme such as these: http://catholicfiction.net/top-25-classics/


5 posted on 01/06/2014 5:39:22 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: JoeFromSidney

“Infinite Space Infinite God” and “Infinite Space Infinite God 2” are good examples of this. They set out to develop a Christian science fiction anthology, where Christianity isn’t demonized or ridiculed but an integral part of the story. Most of the stories are Catholic, but not all. In one set, the nuns work in interstellar rescue, something everyone else charges an arm and a leg for, such that some people die to avoid going into debt for the help.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 7:30:04 PM PST by tbw2
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To: Diago

I just finished reading “The Father’s Tale” by Michael O’Brien. Excellent and gripping historic fiction.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 9:54:00 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: tbw2
Okay, now you've got me interested. I want to know if Catholicism is integral to the story, or simply window-dressing. Would the story be any different if the nuns were the Red Cross instead? How does their Catholicism matter? I'll look at a review, and if it sounds good, buy the book.
8 posted on 01/07/2014 2:40:49 PM PST by JoeFromSidney (itYe)
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