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...]

Advent of the Super Genius!

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Patheos is going to be launching a whole-site redesign, very soon. Long in the works, we expect to flip the switch sometime this weekend.What does it mean to you? Well . . .hopefully, not much. All redesigns have to shake out some bugs, but hopefully this process will be fairly painless.On my end, though, it's keeping me pretty busy and feeling a little changed to the desk. After calling it a night at about 2:00 AM, I realized I needed to avail myself of one of these. And one of these, … [Read more...]

Successful Satire Always Bites a Little

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Today Father James Martin and our own Max Lindenman have created some biting satire (I might call Fr. Martin's piece more of a parody) and I think both of them will tickle your funnybone while also biting the ankle -- all with the result of getting you thinking, as they certainly did me.First up, Fr. Martin does a brilliant (and brilliantly balanced) job of recreating the sort of exchanges all-too common to the combox, the FB page, the Direct Messages and so forth -- we Catholics are a … [Read more...]

Vogt and Barnes: Young Faces of Catholicism -UPDATES

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I do believe Brandon Vogt may be one of the busiest, most focused young men-with-a-mission I've ever seen.Brandon is the author of the very well-received and widely read The Church and New Media, and a journalist who, like our Pat Gohn and Tony Rossi, has a knack for conducting great interviews (I do believe he knows every Catholic currently online!). He blogs at The Thin Veil and -- along with partners Matthew Warner and Josh Simmons -- he has founded the Digital Diocese Conference, a … [Read more...]


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