I had the honor of covering "The Word Made Flesh--A Day for Catholic Writers" for The Long Island Catholic. Here is the story:
Catholic writers urged to use their talents to spread the faith
HUNTINGTON — More than 100 Catholic writers from all over Long Island and other parts of the country gathered at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception here last Saturday for an innovative conference entitled, “The Word Made Flesh: A Day for Catholic Writers.” The event offered much hope for anyone who has scanned a library shelf wishing for wholesome literature or read a secular newspaper wondering why the Church as portrayed was so different from the one we know.
The conference was the brainchild of Lisa Mladinich, Catholic educator and author of “Be an Amazing Catechist: Inspire the Faith of Children,” to be released by Our Sunday Visitor in August. She, along with fellow catechist Peggy Clores and Alex Basile, chairman of the religion department of Kellenberg Memorial High School, planned the event to encourage writers to spread the faith and shine the light of truth through the written word. The day was meant not only for established authors, but for anyone who has ever put pen to paper — or fingers to keyboard — in the service of God.