By Jessica Flavin from London area, England (Anger Controlls Him) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Look at those Christians, how they love, er,  shove one another! I don't know about you, but I've been demoralized lately by the constant harping and haranguing that goes on in the Catholic blogosphere. Consider the Duggars: A large Christian family brings their message of family values to the small screen, and social media erupts with screaming voices. "What responsible parent would expose their children to public scrutiny like that?" they demand to know. The Duggars welcome a large family … [Read more...]

Buy This Book! "The Church and New Media" Is for Everyone

Finally!  I really, really enjoyed my friend Brandon Vogt’s new book, The Church and New Media:  Blogging Converts, Online Activists, and Bishops Who Tweet.  So why did it take me so long to tell you that you need to go out and buy it?Anyway, it’s truly a fantastic how-to guide to the new media.  I thought I knew my way around the Internet, but I’m still applying the information I gleaned from this very helpful book.Writing about it for the Patheos Book Club, I said: Were St. Paul alive … [Read more...]