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Elizabeth Scalia

Managing Editor, Catholic Portal

Prayer, Monasticism, Pastoral Pragmatism, Iconography, Faith-formed engagement with the personal and the political

Elizabeth Scalia is an editor, writer and speaker and the author of Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life (Ave Maria Press). She is a Benedictine oblate and managing editor of the Catholic Portal at Patheos.com, where she blogs as The Anchoress. Scalia is also a regular columnist at First Things, and featured columnist at The Catholic Answer Magazine. Past titles include Caring for the Dying with the Help of your Catholic Faith (OSV), and a contribution to Disorientation: How to Go to College Without Losing Your Mind (Ascension Press).

Recent Articles

Unwrap a Post-Christmas Silence

We have allowed silence to become a gift forgotten. In the post-Christmas week, try to make time for the sort of silence in which you can hear life. Read More »

Illustrating Friendship with Jesus: An Interview with Ann Kissane Engelhart

An artist discusses the inspiration for a new children's book based on Pope Benedict's lively and charming discussions with children. Read More »

Joy and Laughter Support a Serious Faith

Happiness is an emotion about what life gives you; joy is deeper, for it comes from a relationship with God. Read More »

Ever-Present Yes: An Interview with Fr. Robert Barron on "Catholicism; A Journey to the Heart of the Faith"

"Are we speaking to the culture in such a way that our message is rendered unintelligible? If the Church doesn't tell its own story who will?" Read More »

Casting Wide in the ‘Net: An Interview with Brandon Vogt

By no means a solution to all that ails the Church, Brandon Vogt nevertheless sees in new media chances to "cast a wide net" and "give the Internet a soul." Read More »

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