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  1. Everywhere in Chains

    This highly thought-provoking, sometimes amusing and always life-affirming novel illustrates one family’s experiences with America’s criminal justice system. As Penelope searches for the truth about her father, she rattles the skeletons in her family’s closet and shakes up the complacency of her community, which has tried to sweep the past… Read more »

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  1. This Book Is Burning

    October 5, 2018 5:10 pm 1 Comment

    In the current not-so-civil war between conservative and liberal Catholicism, there will be no winners. Like World War One, it is a gruesome conflict of carnage and attrition. Casualties mount all around, and also in a middle ground staked out by novels like Everywhere in Chains. In the middle ground,… Read more »

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  2. We Cannot Remake Ourselves

    November 17, 2017 4:17 pm Leave a Comment

    I recently traveled to Minnesota to attend a good friend’s wedding. It was great to catch up with him and visit with others. I got to tour the wonderful Minneapolis Institute of Art with Catholic artist Timothy Jones, and also for the first time met with a cousin I hadn’t… Read more »

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  3. A Well Told Story Translates into Any Language

    February 21, 2017 4:14 pm Leave a Comment

    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons   James Casper’s novel Everywhere in Chains has been translated into Polish under a new title: Listy do Penelopy, which means Letters to Penelope—pen-pal communication,… Read more »

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  4. James Casper

    The Catholic Novelist As Peddler in Bleak Midwinter

    January 27, 2016 1:35 pm Leave a Comment

    A cold coming we had of it, Just the worst time of the year For a journey, and such a long journey: The ways deep and the weather sharp, The very dead of winter. —T. S. Eliot, Journey of the Magi Outside the church after Mass, beyond perfunctory handshakes, breaths… Read more »

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  5. First Chapter: Everywhere in Chains

    July 29, 2015 5:16 pm 1 Comment

    Read the first chapter of the novel Everywhere in Chains by James Casper. If you like what you’re reading, visit the novel’s page to learn more or order! 1 The Mouse in the Wall Lake Superior is the largest, deepest, and coldest of the five Great Lakes. The other four… Read more »

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  6. James Casper

    Chesterton around the Corner

    April 7, 2015 11:08 am Leave a Comment

    By the time I graduated from Loyola High School in Minnesota, I had read almost everything G.K. Chesterton had written. Not long after, at St. Louis University, I found myself in the office of Dr. Edward Sarmiento as he shared the story of publishing a poem in G.K.’s Weekly years… Read more »

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  7. James Casper

    As recently reported in the media, the Chicago Archdiocese has released 15,000 pages of its files related to substantiated priest sexual abuse against minors. Previously, the Archdiocese of St. Paul, Minnesota in response to legal action, released a large trove of similar records. While these public disclosures are good news,… Read more »

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  8. James Casper

    The Forty-Year Challenge

    October 16, 2014 5:51 pm 1 Comment

    Not long ago, a former student asked me when I had first ‘gotten serious’ about writing stories. This, of course, is a ‘loaded’ question, and so I replied that I no longer remembered. At my age, now seventy-three, you can get away with evasions like that. In truth, it was… Read more »

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  9. Ignatius Press Novels

    IP Novels Digest

    August 27, 2014 9:15 am Leave a Comment

    Summer is almost over and these bloggers have some great end of summer reading suggestions! Sarah Reinhard  at the Snoring Scholar suggests Do No Harm by Fiorella de Maria: “Enter Do No Harm, by Fiorella de Maria (Ignatius Press, 2013). It covers topics I am praying about and pretty sick-to-my-stomach about, topics… Read more »

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    A review of “Everywhere in Chains”

    April 22, 2014 6:43 pm Leave a Comment

    James Casper’s novel Everywhere in Chains is reviewed by Lady Rachel Billington OBE, daughter of the famed reformer Lord Longford: When I finished reading Everywhere in Chains, I realised why James Casper had felt indebted to my father’s ideas. It is a book with an unusually strong message and, although… Read more »

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