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Good Friday for Catholic Creativity

crucifixionIt seems as though the Catholic Creativity website has been hacked!.  I had to start all over with a new iteration of all the posts on the blog.  Try as I might, I could not find the file with all the old posts on it (for techies, it’s called XML.)  It pains me to say it, but all that work, since 2009 … all of it is gone.

And now, like the phoenix, Catholic Creativity must rise from the ashes.  Better yet, Catholic Creativity must find a way to share in the resurrection of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

So, now is as good a time as any to introduce a (somewhat) new direction for the Catholic Creativity endeavor.  We may be down, but we’re not out.  After all this disappointment, it’s easy for me to throw in the towel and call it quits.  But something in me will not accept defeat that easily.  The New Evangelization is marching on, and I want to be a part of it.  It’s part of my vocation as a priest of Jesus Christ to continue to be part of the Digital Continent.

Everyone has a role to play in this New Evangelization.  Each person has his or her own special part:  through expertise, or interest.  For some it might be Biblical Studies, for others it might be following the news of the day, particularly the Catholic news.  For me, it is literature, Catholic storytelling.

The theme of Catholic Creativity will continue to focus on distilling the “spoils from Egypt,” taking those elements of human imagination and creativity, and distilling them so that what remains is the bright gem of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.   My aim is to discuss the craft of storytelling from a uniquely Catholic perspective.  With some inspiration from my friends at the Catholic Writers Guild, I hope to infuse the Gospel as the rock foundation of the craft of my storytelling.

The format of Catholic Creativity will for now primarily be a blog, since I feel that the strongest ability I have is the written word, rather than the spoken word.  But, I’ll save that for another time.

Friends,  I’m a work in progress.  I’ve just begun to exercise the craft of writing, and, now that Catholic Creativity must be resurrected, it is imperative for me to work even more consistently at providing quality content for followers to read, and enjoy.  It will also serve to sharpen my skills as a writer — for the only way to be a writer is to do the writing.

Until next time …..

God be with you!

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  • Don Mulcare August 10, 2013, 11:54 pm

    Hi Fr. Jim,

    You anticipated the message of the CWCL. Let the Catholic Creativity continue. Is it a coincidence that your site and the CWG site were both hacked? Please add a palm leaf to the site’s logo. It has suffered in the name of the Lord. May Saint Lawrence protect it.

    Did you get the e-mail to your and Paul D.? We could expand the group a bit. Others from the workshop might find it of use. I have one more business card (Leticia V.). there may be someone you wish to invite.

    Let me know how to contribute to Catholic Creativity.

    God Bless,

    Don

  • Margaret August 11, 2013, 4:15 am

    Just stumbled on your website.. I am encouraging you to rise from the ashes and proclaim once more the goodness of our Faith ! God Bless you and yours.

  • Mary Ellen Barringer August 13, 2013, 2:21 pm

    Looking forward to future posts!