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...]

Lisa Hendey, making me look good

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August and September were unusually busy months -- they flew by in a blur -- and for that reason I wasn't able to really clue in to what Brandon Vogt had in mind when he started a generous project meant to identify and promote Catholic speakers. See, I'm telling you that I was too busy to focus and get it, because I'd rather say that than simply admit, "I am dim."Vanity, vanity!The second part of the project was an interview process (print and video) and since no one else wanted me, … [Read more...]

Dawn Eden Comes to Patheos – UPDATED

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It might have seemed like a virtual "feast of Eden" a few months ago, here at Patheos, when our Book Club was discussing Dawn Eden's latest (and truly inspired) book, My Peace I Give You and so many of our Patheos bloggers and writers jumped in to join in its praise!And yes, the book deserves all of the praise being heaped upon it; it's a true vehicle for healing.But there is that old saying, "if a little of something is good, a little more must be better!" (Or, oddly If a little evil … [Read more...]

“Get Religion” Comes to Patheos!

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It becomes increasingly evident that, as William Schneider is quoted as saying, "the press . . . just doesn't 'get' religion" -- so much so that Deacon Greg, in addition to all of the other news-mining he engages in every day for our edification, has lately taken to chronicling the media balldrops on the subject.Even better than a Deacon/Journalist keeping track of media mishaps on religion is a whole site dedicated to the daily monitoring and analysis of press coverage on religious stories, … [Read more...]

A New Priest, A New Blog for Patheos

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Longtime Patheos readers are familiar with Father Michael Duffy, although they may remember him best as Seminarian Michael Duffy, who shared with them his thoughts on the clerical collar as both yoke and witness and the seminary as seedbed for lifelong growth.Deacon Greg noted his June 9th ordination for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and today we welcome him as our newest blogger as he launches "Father, Where Art Thou?"; A Newly-Minted Priest Explores His Fatherhood.By beginning … [Read more...]

“I guess Morality just loves me, or something…” UPDATED

You guys remember Leah Libresco, right? The favorite Philosopher Atheist of many of us, here in the Catholic portal? The adorable, ubersmart Yalie grad whom I introduced a while back, as "a smart young cookie and a life-long atheist" and whose blog began as a geeky atheist picking fights with her Catholic boyfriend?Yeah, her, the girl whose banner has been flying at the atheist's corner:Well, today she makes an announcement that will startle many:I tried to keep my eyes open … [Read more...]

McNamara’s Blog to Patheos!

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Pat McNamara, our favorite historian and professor has a terrific column up this week, studying Daniel A. Rudd, a former slave who became an entrepreneur and a journalist and eventually published the first "black" Catholic newspaper:Born in Bardstown, Kentucky, Daniel Arthur Rudd was baptized in St. Joseph's Church, where the Rudds worshiped together with their owners. For three generation, his relatives had been church sextons (caretakers for the facilities). From childhood, Daniel … [Read more...]


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