Hey Colorado, Washington State, and North Carolina!

Good Conferences coming your way! First, you gotcher Living the Catholic Faith conference for the Archdiocese of Denver, featuring my good friend, Sherry Weddell!: Second, you got Yr. Obdt. Svt. speaking at St. Mary of the Valley in Monroe tomorrow evening. Things get started at 5:45 PM.  We’ll be talking about how to read the [Read More...]

Hey Bay Area Catholics!

Interesting doings at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, who write: Please join us for “A year at the Council: A Personal Reminiscence” by Bishop John S. Cummins ¬– the first of a series of discussions designed for Catholics who want to renew their Catholic spirit. Engage with prominent church leaders while they share [Read More...]

Hey Western Washington!

Catholic Professionals of Seattle writes to remind you to mark your calendars for March 1: Hello Catholic Professionals of Seattle, What an interesting it has been for Catholics around the world! The Holy Father’s announcement of his renunciation of the Chair of St. Peter was shocking, but his discernment of God’s will is an inspiring [Read More...]

Hey Maryland!

A Marylander writes: I live in the nutty state of Maryland, and since we already deconstructed marriage last year, this year some members of our senate propose that everyone gets to choose their own gender, as you can see below (I choose butter pecan!). I have been very interested in the whole women in combat [Read More...]

Not That I’m Trying to Influence Your Vote or Anything But…

Vote for “Bad Catholic”!  I love that Marc Barnes dude! Or, if you prefer, maybe you can still register that conscience vote for “Not a Goblin, But a Troll“. [Read more...]

Hey Washington State!

A reader writes: So here’s the thing. It seems that today is the WA abortion lobby’s big day to descend on Olympia and flex their muscle. Their entire focus is the mandatory insurance bill. It is expected to be voted on in the House this Wednesday. If it succeeds there, which most observers expect but [Read More...]

So Doctor! We meet again!

Only this time the advantage is mine! Greg Popcak, welcome to Patheos. Play your cards right and we Catholic bloggers will teach you the Inner Mysteries, beginning with “How to pronounce ‘Patheos’”. [Read more...]

Leroy Huizinga, who teaches Scripture at the University of St. Mary, writes

I’m speaking Tuesday night (tomorrow already!) at the Argument of the Month Club in South St. Paul on whether the Gospels give us the “real Jesus.” It was supposed to be a debate, but my opponent, Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion foundation, backed out since the Club is a men’s group; he thought [Read More...]

Sorry About the Technical Difficulties

During the blackout, there was no national purge in which all the Patheos writers were killed and replaced with soulless pod people indistinguishable from you humans or anything. There is nothing at all amiss with Patheos and those who suspect there is will not be hunted down and slain like dogs and your corpses used [Read More...]

Hey Washington State!

SB 5156 – PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BEFORE A MINOR’S ABORTION IS SCHEDULED FOR A HEARING FEBRUARY 6 AT 1:30 P.M. IN THE SENATE LAWS & JUSTICE COMMITTEE, SENATE HEARING RM 4, IN THE CHERBERG BLDG. WE NEED YOU THERE TO PACK THE HEARING IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL Parental involvement laws are based on a sound [Read More...]

Hey! You Theatrely Types!

A reader sends this along: PERFORMING OUR FAITH: THE GIFT OF CATHOLIC THEATRE July 3-7, 2013 v Notre Dame Retreat House, Canandaigua, New York Live theater is a powerful tool for proclaiming the Gospel—stirring mind and heart with the inspiration and energy to overcome spiritual obstacles and acting as a light in the darkness. PERFORMING [Read More...]

It’s the New Dappled Things!

Bernard Aparicio writes: The new Dappled Things is out and I wanted to point out some pieces you and your readers may like. The first is an essay called “The Blessed Mutter of the Muse,” in which poet Bruce Guernsey, who describes himself as a lapsed Catholic, discusses how he sees Catholicism as a major inspiration in [Read More...]


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