Catholics and Pagans: When You Shouldn’t Talk To The Media

Having been to Jason Pitzl-Water's talks I'm quite aware that there are times when you shouldn't speak to the media. If you don't have a genuine need, why risk having your words twisted? Even so, I agreed to do an interview that I feel may have been a mistake. I have a great deal of respect and love for Elizabeth Scalia, managing editor of our Catholic portal and famously known as The Anchoress. When she asked me to be on a cable show she is a frequent guest host on, I said "Of course!"Maybe … [Read more...]

Awesome Pagan Stuff, oh, and Mother Teresa’s Evil?

First a quick run through on awesome Pagan things going on in the world:Patrick McCollum received the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Advancement of Religious Pluralism from the Hindu American Foundation. He will be attending the American Academy of Religion's Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA on Samhain weekend along with Chas Clifton, Helen Berger, Margot Adler, Michael York and other Pagan scholars, movers and shakers. You only need to pay admission to access certain portions of the conference, so … [Read more...]

13 Things I Like About Catholics

So as I work my way through the major faith traditions I come to Catholicism. In a way this may be one of the more difficult "13 things" because although I do know Catholics I've never set foot in a Catholic church and most of my knowledge of it comes from movies, books and television. Yet even though my knowledge of the tradition is so very second hand, it is such a broad, intricate and old tradition that finding only 13 things may prove difficult, and it has such a body of art associated with … [Read more...]