“…and these Thy gifts,” comes to Patheos

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As noted in the post below, I am offline until the end of the month on what we might call a mini "book sabbatical" (pray for me!) but it just occurred to me that in my rush to tie up loose ends, I had forgotten to announce a new addition to our immense line-up of great writers. Please make welcome the very patient Stef as she delivers unto us a blog full of -- among other things -- recipes and homeschooling advice.Interestingly, Stef first came to our notice back when the Holy Father was … [Read more...]

Ana Marie Cox “Comes out” as a Christian

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She explains why, over at The Daily Beast:It is true that I feel intimidated by a conservative culture that seems intent on creating boundaries around Christianity rather than open doors. But it is also true that I wrote this article knowing that at least a few of them will probably like it—some might even tell me it needed to be written. The image of Christianity and progressivism as a newly hip fusion genre—it’s fucking edgy, man—is a strong siren song.Yet any rumbling desire to turn … [Read more...]

Anchoress is CPAC “Blogger of the Year?” Get OUT!

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No one could have been more surprised than me to hear it. At the 2015 CPAC Bloggerbash, this blog -- your little ol' Anchoress -- was named Blogger of the Year.I mean, seriously, when the tireless Dr. Melissa Clouthier called me up to wonder if I could swing down real quick and accept it, she can confirm that my first response a "say whuuuuut?" that could have placed me in the middle of Arlen, Texas.I couldn't make it to the bash for a couple of reasons, not least because I spent part … [Read more...]

Would I care more about 50 Shades, if I were Evangelical?

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Over in our Evangelical Channel, a brief post by Samuel James, entitled "50 Shades of Self-Loathing" has gone mega-viral. In conversation with an Evangelical friend, I've learned that some Evangelical energy has put into promoting a "boycott" of the movie.The Evangelical community is very exercised about 50 Shades of Grey, and I'm trying to figure out why we Catholics seem less so.It's not as if bishops have not spoken out about the film and exhorted us to holiness. It's not as if … [Read more...]

Kate O’Hare is Everywhere; And Now, at Patheos Catholic!

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Perhaps the names seems familiar, but you can't quite place her. If that seems true, you've very likely seen Kate O'Hare actively participating on social media -- she is hard to miss as she draws out new angles in arguments and stories about politics, entertainment, art, technology, sports and religion. She talks about it all, because she has spent her life writing about all of those subjects, in turn.O'Hare is a veteran journalist with a finger on the pulse of the popular culture; she … [Read more...]

Love Among the Ruins and Lightbulbs Over Our Heads

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Isn't that a most beautiful banner? And it heads up a most beautiful new blog with a most original and surprising concept. The blog is Love Among the Ruins; the focus is "finding the Theology of the Body in unexpected places", and the concept? Well, I'll let Kathryn, the blog's curator, explain:One year ago today, I published a post on my own blog (Through a Glass Brightly) which was titled “Good Clean Fun”: The Theology of the Body in Groundhog Day.. . .Several months later, I learned that … [Read more...]

Max Lindenman Returns to PatheosCatholic!

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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 Aleteia -- and also has submitted a couple of really interesting pieces to our feature page, The Font.But Patheos, for better or worse, is Max's "home" and -- as Groucho Marx Robert Frost** once said … [Read more...]

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

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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 fly, but when I wave them goodbye, it is always with the hope that they'll come around again, at least for a visit.Marc Barnes, graduated from college and now into grad school, has come around … [Read more...]

Monique Ocampo comes to Patheos Catholic

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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 was mentioning a vocational discernment, and because that's at topic of interest for many, it's one she will put some energy into exploring, here at Patheos. Look for future interviews with young men … [Read more...]

Patheos Welcomes Marge Fenelon!

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You've heard her mellifluous tones gracing the airways on Relevent Radio's Morning Air program, and EWTN's Son Rise Morning Show, and you may have recently caught her providing live coverage and commentary for EWTN's coverage of the the international broadcast of the Schoenstatt Movement’s Centennial events. In fact, if you're looking up these days, you're likely to see Marge Fenelon, somewhere, including -- in 2014 -- Israel, where she covered Pope Francis' visit, and Rome, where she p … [Read more...]


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