Patheos Catholic Introduces Ben Conroy and Tom Zampino

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Our "Week of Adding Many Bloggers" is coming to a close, (although there may yet be one more name added by Friday!) with two bloggers who may -- for now -- be only marginally familiar to Patheos readers. It is surely a nice, and a gratifying thing when we can add well-known authors and writers and thinkers to our ranks, but being a baseball fan, I appreciate the value of creating a kind of "farm team" too; spotting good unknown writers and giving them a platform has often proven to be just the … [Read more...]

Patheos Welcomes Dr. Pia de Solenni to the Mix!

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One of the great pleasures and challenges of assembling the Catholic channel at Patheos has been presenting a broad-but-balanced-view of Catholicism -- one that is not-too-conservative, nor too-progressive in scope, but finds the more common middle area between those extremes, wherein most Catholics reside.For most Catholics, in fact, arriving at Catholic Orthodoxy is a process. Our faith is difficult, sometimes; that's what makes it great.Catholicism demands not "blind obedience" but … [Read more...]

Patheos Celebrates 5 Years: The Best Memory is YOU

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Be on the lookout, for the next couple of days, for horns blowing and confetti flying at random as you open pages here at Patheos, because we're celebrating our Fifth Anniversary online! Woohoo! (#patheos5yrs), and we're making it interesting, too, by giving you a lot to look at and learn about starting with some background on our energetic founding under Leo and Cathie Brunnick, and also a little bit about how we've grown as a 'net presence (the Catholic Channel alone averages over 2 million … [Read more...]

PEG O’ My Heart: Patheos goes Parisian!

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It is a great pleasure to announce that we've gone "international" with the creation of a new blog here at Patheos Catholic."Inebriate Me" is hosted by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry (or as everyone on Twitter and Facebook knows him, "PEG"), who is writing from Paris.The blog's title is, of course, the prayerful plea that is part of the Anima Christi, often mistakenly credited to Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and PEG brings a taste for Ignatian spirituality to his blog, where he writes:I like the … [Read more...]

Jen Fitz “Sticking it” to you, at Patheos

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Possibly, in visiting our channel's landing page, you have noticed a new thumbnail on the left side, one that suggests this image:That would be the banner of a new blog by Jennifer Fitz, who wants her readers to "Live it like you mean it" -- it being the faith, of course, but knowing Jen, I think she also means every aspect of our lives: marriage, illness, parenting, work -- live it all like you mean it.Between living her own life like she means it, writing here and here, and here, … [Read more...]

Over FCC Plans, MSM Finally a Bit Curious re Obama Admin – UPDATED

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It's only taken seven years, but a member of the mainstream media is finally asking "what are they thinking?"That would be the formerly "respectable" Howard Kurtz, the Columbia J-school grad who wrote for the Washington Post and worked for CNN and the Daily Beast, before he fell from grace and landed at Fox News, where he writes: What on earth is the FCC thinking?The last thing we need is the government mucking around with news content.The title of this Big Brother-ish effort by the … [Read more...]

The Post Takes a Page at Patheos

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That would be The Jesuit Post, the rambunctious, thoughtful, fun and enlightening site staffed by about 50 young Jesuits, three of whom I am very pleased to announce, have taken up residence here at Patheos.Some of you may be asking why a growing, jumping site like TJP would offshoot over here, or why Patheos would take them on -- it seems to fly in the face of the notion of competitive markets, doesn't it?Well, that's kind of the point. If the goal of Catholic blogging is to serve … [Read more...]

A Catholic Thinker: Patheos’ Newest Catholic Blog

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Unless you're deeply reading into the Catholic blogosphere, it's unlikely you've ever come across Tod Worner before, but I'm pretty sure that once you begin, you'll be quick to bookmark his blog, A Catholic Thinker, which I am very happy to be bringing into the mix, over here.Why am I so happy? Because the only thing I like better than a good writer is a good writer who likes to really think, and is able to write well on whatever has his head of a moment; as I discovered when I read his … [Read more...]

A Word a Day and Other Things from Anthony Esolen

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As the air begins to turn a little chill at night, and the dew lies a little longer in the morning, let us celebrate Autumn's near-arrival with the announcement of a new arrival here at our Catholic channel, where we debut The Word of the Day, operated by one of our favorite writers, thinkers and educators, Professor Anthony Esolen.The impetus for the blog came from watching Esolen share his wonderful, often riotous, always entertaining lessons in grammar and English usage on his facebook … [Read more...]

Lisa Hendey Comes to Patheos!

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During this Year of Faith, our Catholic Channel at Patheos continues to be blessed with an influx of talented, creative and interesting writers. About ten days ago we welcomed Sam Rocha and Margaret Rose Realy -- two writers who could not be more disparate in their approaches to faith and yet worship in commonality -- and today we are thrilled to add the astonishingly busy founder, editor, writer, speaker, and Catholic publishing entrepreneur Lisa Hendey to the mix with her new blog, which she … [Read more...]


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