Well, that cat is out of the bag, so it’s time to ring the bell, call ya’ll around and make this announcement:
Mark-the-prolific; Mark-the-down-shouting; Mark-the-smart; Mark-the-serious; Mark-the-scathingly-funny; Mark-the-take-no-prisoners-passionately-Catholic-Shea is moving his blog here to the Catholic portal at Patheos!:
On Monday, God willin’ and the crick don’t rise, Catholic and Enjoying It will cast off the trappings of Blogger (to which I bid a fond farewell and say thank you) and take up residence at a link which we have yet to nail down, since web elves are still busy migrating my archives and other stuff over to Patheos. As soon as I know more, I will post it. The only difference you will notice is that the site will have a somewhat different look, as well as a lot of the same stuff on the rail and exactly the same stuff in the blog entries as here, cuz I’ll be writing it. I do hope you will traipse over there and join us for more scintillating chats, arguments and whimsy. I’m excited about the move and hopeful that this will not just continue to make youse guys informed, challenged and amused, but open up new audiences to this curious watering hole for gabbing about the Faith and its intersections and collisions with post-modern culture. Look for the launch Monday morning, October 3. Be there! Aloha!
Having been a fan of Mark’s for years (after I got past my terror of him; he is formidable when he’s passionate, but you know that!) I could not be more thrilled to welcome him aboard! His willingness to go against conventional wisdom — secular and church-wide — in order to remain true to the teachings of the church is inspiring to me. Quite frankly, when I was dithering on the fence about torture, Shea’s vehement condemnation of the practice was instrumental in my finally reasoning my way back into Catholic Orthodoxy on the matter. We need an instructive and fearless voice in these crazy times, and Shea brings us that sort of voice, in spades.
Welcome, Catholic and Enjoying It, to the Patheos line-up!
And we’ll be announcing a few more of your favorite bloggers and columnists jumping into the boat with him, very soon!