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Answering Kyle Cupp With A Plastic Trumpet and a Scream

This morning Kyle Cupp asked people to name their favorite toys from childhood.These sorts of questions, which Kyle calls "mindless" are becoming a regular Monday feature for him -- last week he wanted to know what film adaptation of a book most disappointed us.For the record, my answer … [Read More...]

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Does Catholicism Need to Adopt an Entrepreneurial Spirit?

I really enjoyed this Sade Strehlke piece in the WSJ magazine this weekend: "The Emperors of Xi'an":IN 2008, DAVID SHI, the chef at Xi’an Famous Foods in Queens, New York, called his son, Jason Wang, and said in Chinese, “There’s a tall, old white dude here with a film crew; do you know who he i … [Read More...]

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The Prayer for Ashley

Just did a few minutes on Relevant Radio as Hot Air's Ed Morrissey sits in for Drew Mariani, and we discussed the plight of Ashley Bridges, and prayed for her on the air, using this prayer, which I am posting here for anyone who is seeking it out:Lord, the one you love is sick...it's Ashley … [Read More...]

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The Bishop Who Knows His Way Around New Media

That would be Bishop Christopher Coyne, lately of Indianapolis, and now the Bishop-Designate of Burlington, Vermont.His move has inspired him to update and upgrade his website, "Let us Walk Together" (aka www.bishopcoyne.org), and it's all-around, pretty great, with a blog, his podcasts his … [Read More...]

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Max Lindenman Returns to PatheosCatholic!

It was only about six months ago that Max Lindenman decided it was time to strike his tent, and we reluctantly let him fly away, with hopes that he would soon return.Since then Max has been freelancing from his new digs in Turkey -- publishing a number of snappy and informative pieces with … [Read More...]

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The Kirby Vacuum Salesman Who Became a Star

You know, just about the time you need to feel good about something, just about the time you need to believe that people are more -- so, so much more -- than the formless ranting that comes through to us over the ether every day, as we dip further and further into the reality/unreality that is the … [Read More...]

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Bad Catholic, Still: Marc Barnes Picks Up His Pen at Patheos!

I know you've missed him -- so many of you have emailed asking, "where has The Bad Catholic gone, I miss reading him! Will he be back?"And I kept saying, "I sure hope so," because I missed him, too.As both a mother and an editor, I know sometimes the birdies gotta spread their wings and … [Read More...]

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Monique Ocampo comes to Patheos Catholic

Every once in a while we're happy to introduce readers to a new face with a developing voice, and so today it is a pleasure to make known to you Monique Ocampo, a young cradle-Catholic who has been freelancing, and staying very busy on Facebook, where I first read her.At that time, Monique … [Read More...]

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Fearful Christians at Duke Will Make Secularists’ Job Easier

"Tolerance" as a concept has been so thoroughly bastardized by agendists using the word as a silencing cudgel, that I think many have forgotten what it is actually about: "putting up with" each other, in peace.Tolerance requires not that we "celebrate and support" each other, but merely that we … [Read More...]

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Planned Parenthood Provides Security for Church’s Chili-for-Choice

There you go, that's a headline I never imagined writing.Tending to St. James Episcopal Church’s Facebook page typically isn’t a lot of work for the Rev. Dawn Frankfurt, the church’s rector since 2011.That changed last week.That’s when people started posting they were outraged that the ch … [Read More...]


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