The Anchoress hoists anchor: Elizabeth Scalia departs Patheos to take the helm at Aleteia

I’ll let her tell you herself: Effective the close of business yesterday, I have resigned my position as Managing Editor of the Catholic Channel. I have loved working with all of Catholic channel writers, who have become real friends and partners-in-prayer, and this gig has been inspiring and instructive to me, a gift and privilege; [Read More…]

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Facebook strikes again, blocking Msgr. Charles Pope

Last night, I was one of many who received the following email from Msgr. Charles Pope, well-known blogger and writer in the Archdiocese of Washington: Just a brief note to inform you that I have been blocked from Facebook. They claim that Msgr. Charles Pope is not my real name and are requiring me to submit [Read More…]

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Wait. Are you saying Christians online are mean? Really?

From Huffington Post, a writer has a revelation: I’m a newcomer to social media. I only created a Facebook account in January to promote my new book on reflective faith. This is only my fifth Huffington Post blog. I think I have 16 followers on Twitter. I decided to blog because I thought I might [Read More…]

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In the email: “I respect your defense of humor, but Christians are facing violent extremists…”

Monday night, I received the following email in response to this post, about a group in Maryland upset over a production of Mel Brook’s musical “The Producers.” I repost the email in its entirety. Deacon Greg Kandra – My name is Jeffrey Imm, with Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.). You wrote a blog posting on your [Read More…]

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Rocco on Francis: “You’re going to have to mop me up if I get to meet him”

With Philadelphia bracing for the Big Visit in September, the granddaddy of Catholic bloggers, Rocco Palmo, is interviewed in the new issue of Philadelphia magazine. Snip: You’ve got to be pretty happy that the Pope’s actually coming to town. Oh, ecstatic, ecstatic. And especially this pope. Because this guy has just reinvigorated, as a complete surprise, [Read More…]

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Words every Christian on social media should live by

View image | gettyimages.com A deacon friend sent this my way. It’s not new, but it sure is good, from Meredith Gould, inspired by Teresa of Avila:  Christ Has No Online Presence but Yours Christ has no online presence but yours, No blog, no Facebook page but yours, Yours are the tweets through which love [Read More…]

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I’d like to thank the Academy…

Or, at least, Matthew Coffin. Got a nice email from him today, with this piece of news: I am pleased to announce the 1st annual New Evangelization Award for excellence in Catholic blogging. The Catholic blogosphere hosts thousands of sites. Choosing among them blogs of distinction is a daunting task. I had originally intended to [Read More…]

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This news made my week: Denise is here at Patheos!

That would be Denise Johnson-Bossert, who makes any selfie look better: That was the two of us at JFK Airport, picking up our baggage after the 10-day religious blogger trip to Jordan  last month. (Moments after I snapped that picture, security came by and barked, “No pictures!” If Denise had not been so sweet and obliging, we’d [Read More…]

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Fr. Rosica: “It was never my intention to sue”

Crux reports:  Despite a frenzy in the conservative Catholic blogosphere, a high-profile priest who volunteers as an English-language assistant to the Vatican press office says he’s not planning to take legal action against a Canadian blogger who had criticized him, and considers the matter closed. The Rev. Thomas Rosica, also a Canadian, said Wednesday he [Read More…]

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Curt Schilling stands up for his daughter—and wins

Tony Rossi has the scoop:  Former baseball great Curt Schilling … tweeted a congratulatory message to his daughter for making it onto the Salve Regina University softball team next year. Soon after, the vulgarity about his daughter started. Schilling wrote on his blog: I started to see…tweets with the word rape, bloody underwear and pretty much [Read More…]

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