10 Ways to Insult a Catholic Blogger (and Why You Shouldn’t Bother)

1. You're just trying to get attention with this! Oh gosh-all-whillikers, not attention! You mean that I made an effort to write in such a way as to persuade people to click on the headline, think about what I said, and elicit a response of some kind? Is outrage! Next time I have a thought, I'll jot it down on an orange peel and bury it under the shed. You know, for the greater glory of God. (If I'm writing flagrantly click-baity headlines, attaching photos of Mila Kunis' chestal area, or just p … [Read more...]

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The Parts Readers Skip

Gee, I've been educated a lot this week about what writing is for -- about what writers ought to be able to get away with, because they're crafting an underappreciated genre called a persuasive essay; or because we gots to fight against the Twitterification of America with its puny, shrunken 140-character-wide brainspan; or because sometimes meandering and hemming and hawing are illustrative of a human experience and are therefore not only excusable but relevant, even unto 9,000+ words.Hey, y … [Read more...]

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