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The Crescat Needs Your Urgent Prayers

Our talented Crescat, Katrina R. Fernandez, has been hospitalized after suffering what she described as "crushing chest pains." After evaluation, she is being moved to another hospital where she will be outfitted with a stent to treat a blockage and other issues.Please pray for Katrina; she's … [Read More...]

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Conflicted: My Cuba, My People, My Distrust, My Hope

(Many thanks to María Morera Johnson, who has responded to my request to share her thoughts on our re-established ties to Cuba, with this beautifully honest, and wrenching, guest-post.) A Daughter of Cuba Experiences an Emotional Tug-of-War By María Morera Johnson, "Rejoice in hope, be patient in … [Read More...]

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“My Little Cracker”: a Donald Trump Story

Seriously, I don't pay a lot of attention to Donald Trump. I got my hair cut a few weeks ago, and the stylist asked me what I thought of him, and I said, "I don't, basically." Talk around the salon was all for him, and women were surprised when I said I did not consider him a serious candidate, nor … [Read More...]


PatheosCatholic Congratulates Father Robert Barron

Pope Francis has named Father Robert Barron to be one of three new auxiliary bishops to Los Angeles, and we here at Patheos Catholic could not be happier for him, and for the honor this does to all of our friends at Word on Fire Ministries. Father Barron's group has embraced new media and helped … [Read More...]

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Trending Stress-Relief Therapy: Adult Coloring Books

Many of you readers have such generous natures that, when you are looking to purchase something from Amazon, you come over here and click on the Strange Gods image, which both takes you to Amazon and benefits me with a small gratuity, for which I am exceedingly grateful. Last month's clicks bought … [Read More...]

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Weidenfeld: Better, Braver than Those Seeking to Lead/Rule

I don't know about you, but I'm looking at the people who want to "lead" or "rule" us and stride the halls of power, and I am alternately underwhelmed or absolutely repulsed. If our choices land between overly-cautious, robotic professional politicians who haven't the gumption to say a single word … [Read More...]

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Cecile Richards: “Hey, yeah, sorry for that ‘tone’”

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards wants you to know a couple things:She's really sorry for the "tone and statement" of a salad-munching abortionist. So gauche. Abortionists are too close to what they do to entertain euphemisms, though. Planned Parenthood's interests are as vapidly … [Read More...]


A Rare Book Generating Real Discussion Between Generations

Don Michel Remery's Tweeting With God is a book I heartily recommended in my recent Summer Reading Recommends post, where I called it, "a great book if you have a long drive before you and curious, bored teens in the back of the car."It is that, but it's also a great book to keep around the … [Read More...]

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SUMMER SYMPOSIUM: The Future of Catholicism

Way back in 2010 Patheos spent a summer looking at the Future of Religion and asking people where they thought the churches, and faith itself, was headed. Our collection of Catholic writers and thinkers looked at issues like the rise of the digital faithful, the possibility of married priests, the … [Read More...]

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How Planned Parenthood’s Greed Helps Explain Climate Change

It's a now-infamous video: a female doctor contentedly munches on her salad while describing her method of carefully using "grabbers" to insure that, when she is crushing the limbs of a baby in utero, valuable organs like the heart and liver are not shredded, because people will pay good money for … [Read More...]