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Daughter of atheists, Catholic convert, mother of two daughters, wife of Tom, living in Dallas ... not always happy but always happy to be Catholic.

10 fiction books every Catholic should read (or at least try once)

This article, by yours truly, will be in the April 26 issue of Our Sunday Visitor. Luckily it is available online now! Here's the beginning:

Humans are wired to seek the truth. God created us that way. It helps us in finding God who is Truth itself. While science and math give us measurable facts, the place where we reach real, intangible truth is usually in our stories.

Good fiction helps us recogn
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Happy Catholic: Glimpses of...

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Lord, Open My Heart

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Seeking Jesus in Everyday Life

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Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini
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I'm listening to B.J. Harrison's reading via his wonderful The Classic Tales podcast. It's been a while and I'm greatly enjoying this third time through the story.

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A Master of Mysteries by L.T. Meade
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Another LibriVox (librivox.org) selection to help my busy workday along ... this is a series of stories told by a "ghost hunter" who goes from mystery to mystery debunking tales of hauntings. I am about halfway through and liking it well enough, but ...more
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Shades Of Black by Eleanor Taylor Bland
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Not bad. Like most anthologies there's a real wild card aspect to the selections. I liked about half of the stories which range from cozies to a children's story (which I liked) to noir ... even including a supernatural werewolf story.
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Poseidon's Gold by Lindsey Davis
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Enjoyable to me mostly for Falco's dynamics with his father, previously mysterious but now in the fore in this mystery featuring antiques. Falco must prove his innocence in a particularly gruesome murder and redeem his brother's reputation in a dodgy ...more
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Julie Davis Patrick wrote: "Thank you for doing what you do, Julie. You make my life better by being in it, even if only peripherally. More importantly, you make the world a better place."

My goodness, thank you! :-)


Patrick O'Hannigan Thank you for doing what you do, Julie. You make my life better by being in it, even if only peripherally. More importantly, you make the world a better place.


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