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Shadowmancer author to become Catholic

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Children’s author G P Taylor has decided to become a Catholic. In an article in the Yorkshire Post, he explains why:

What attracts me about the Roman Catholic Church is their sense of identity and purpose. My children have all gone at some point in their lives to a Catholic school.

There, I have seen a rounded education that teaches good citizenship and responsibility as well as faith. Interestingly, these schools are favoured by other faith groups and one local school boasts that 17 languages are spoken by children there. Now that is truly multi-cultural and yet amazingly beneficial to everyone.

I am also keenly drawn to the reverence in Catholic worship and their desire to pray. They have not lost their sense of awe and majesty and faith is something that is encouraged to be part of everyday life.

The leadership of the Catholic Church doesn’t seem to be afraid to stand up for important moral issues. A secular Press often ridicules these beliefs, but the Catholics have the courage not to back down.

Earlier this year the author of the Shadowmancer Quartet decided to give up writing to care for his 11-year-old daughter, Lydia, who suffers from Crohn’s disease.

Photo: A copy of G P Taylor’s bestseller (Kaptain Kobold’s photostream)

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Written by Luke Coppen

November 7, 2009 at 8:44 pm

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