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Any Latin scholars out there?

Posted October 7, 2014 By John C Wright

I have several phrases in my current manuscript that are written in Greek, spoken by a werewolf. Originally, my idea was that werewolves are the Kallikanzaro of Greek legend, the critters busily chopping down the world tree every Christmas eve. But I changed my mind, and decided to make them Roman, sons of Romulus and […]

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Prayer Request

Posted October 6, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader writes and asks: On October 15th the Supreme Court of Canada is set to hear the Carter vs Canada case that seeks to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia in Canada. Christians around Canada will be praying this does not pass for the next week until the case begins. We could really use all […]

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Nachtritter

Posted September 20, 2014 By John C Wright

I am trying to concoct a German sounding name for a group in my next novel. Nachtnebeldunkelritterbruderchaft. It is supposed to mean the Brotherhood of the Knights of the Night-dark Mist. Does it? Anyone here speak German? Their shorter form is Nachtritter, which I am hoping means Night-rider (or, literally Night-knight) Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?  

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Call to Prayer to Avert Black Mass

Posted August 8, 2014 By John C Wright

This is not a hoax. Things are really, really bad out there in Leftwingland. August 4, 2014 The Memorial of St. John Vianney Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, By now you are probably aware that a Satanic group has scheduled a so-called Black Mass for Sunday, September 21 at the Civic Center Music Hall […]

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A Cry for Help

Posted August 6, 2014 By John C Wright

John Hutchens writes: The Catholic Near East Welfare Association … actually have people on the ground… The Iraqi Christian community is helping the Yezidis; warning on the pictures on the first one, they aren’t pleasant http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/08/05/Yezidis-Suffer-as-Much-as-Christians-Under-ISIS-in-Iraq http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/040820145 and CNEWA sent out an email asking for more help, it didn’t mention the Yezidis for reasons that […]

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Can We Help the Assyrian Christians?

Posted July 23, 2014 By John C Wright

This a question whose answer I also would like to know. A reader asks: So I don’t even know the right questions to ask, but besides prayers do you or anyone here know or is able to reliably find out what I can do to help the Assyrian Christians in Iraq, namely from Mosul: http://www.christianpost.com/news/isis-torches-1800-year-old-church-in-mosul-priest-says-city-is-now-empty-of-christians-123632/ […]

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Pray on March 25th

Posted March 25, 2014 By John C Wright

A message from CatholicVote.org, which I pass along: At this moment in Washington D.C., nine Supreme Court justices are listening to oral arguments in two cases by for-profit corporations challenging the HHS mandate. Our case – Autocam v. Sebelius – is being held by the Court pending the outcome of these two cases (Hobby Lobby […]

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Announcing the Call for Beta Readers!

Posted February 26, 2014 By John C Wright

UPDATE: For better or worse, a dozen readers have written me and asked to be beta readers. I think that is enough, and I thank you all for your attention. If you are someone in the field, like a technical writer or a professional editor, and you want to get in on the action, you […]

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Question for the Readers

Posted February 11, 2014 By John C Wright

Someone has asked me to submit some of the essays I have written here at my journal site for publication. I am a little at a loss, since I am not sure what is good and what is forgettable. To any loyal reader with an opinion, therefore, allow me to solicit it. I’d like your […]

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Prayer request

Posted February 5, 2014 By John C Wright

A reader writes: Hello everyone. I apologize for posting off-topic but I need some help. My father Thomas Buckley has been hospitalized with what is either a large tissue infection, or an aggressive lung cancer. I’ve never spoken with a better group of people than on this blog, and any prayers on his and my […]

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