Thank you, a little slow at the gate!

Deplorable-looking woman, who has grown her mother's nose and who sweated off her make-up, reviving with Guinness in RomeSorry it's so quiet. I awoke this morning with a really bad cold/sore throat thing going on and after doing the marketing realized I must be a little more jet-lagged than I thought. Who knew jet-lag was day-skipping? I certainly had more pep yesterday.I need to write a gracious "thank you" to my guest-bloggers, and ask you to give them a boorah round of applause. There … [Read more...]

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All Hands on Deck!

Let me take a second to introduce everyone to a group of terrific, talented ladies who have agreed to help keep this place from falling into a mausoleum while I'm off gallivanting!Meet Danielle Bean, Simcha Fisher and Sally ThomasDanielle Bean is a little force of nature who writes everywhere - at Inside Catholic, at the National Catholic Register, at Faith and Family Live!; in her spare time, she writes books!. Anytime I think I'm working hard, I look at her output, remember she has 8 … [Read more...]

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Return to Bliss

Isn't this a great picture? Flowers in the Utah desert, after a rain.Even what is hard and barren may be cracked open, to reveal an inner beauty hardly guessed at.Bliss.Let's revisit a little bliss:. . . we are His raiment, and whether we consent to it or not, we will eventually be worn out and put away, and He will go on, living in others, arrayed in whatever garment they offer. Whether we are thin, fat, old, young, fit or paralyzed, or even "born with half a brain," God suits up … [Read more...]

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Must Reads Roundup

Haven't cleared the tabbar in a while - here are some things you should try not to miss:dotcommonweal: Beautiful Bodies; Rotted Hearts, a remarkable piece of writing, and a look at the underbelly of free market capitalism that makes so many of the churches uneasy, even as they oppose the alternatives. Don't miss it.OSV: Their Catholic Internet Readers Guide. Yours truly gives a few of her own suggestions, although no one surveyed mentioned this blog! Whaa.Speaking of Surveys: First … [Read more...]

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Inside Catholic Gets a Makeover!

Oh, it's so nice!:". . .we've designed this next iteration of IC to take full advantage of social networking, and will soon expand it to mobile devices as well. Not only that, but over the next few weeks, we'll be announcing several exciting new Web features, including regular mini-documentaries and interview shows. We've also added the wildly popular Tweetboard -- a kind of micro-forum that allows you to follow our writers' Twitter accounts... and interact with them if you have your own. … [Read more...]

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When Conspiracy Theories…Get Confused

I must be in the big leagues now! According to this post at Huffpo (basically cribbed from Media Matters) I am part of a vast right-wing conspiracy to umm...ask to see the whole Sherrod tape.Regular readers know, because I have probably said it scores of times, that I don't watch the mud-wrestling babes on Fox News; I don't watch any news that's not breaking--as in real disasters, not political theater, and I'm no fan of Bill O' Reilly or Glenn Beck or Hannity. I'm sure they are all very … [Read more...]

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Sherrod Blames NAACP for Resignation – UPDATED

Shirley Sherrod is blaming the NAACP for her resignation/firing, and she is right to:Asked about the NAACP’s actions during an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Sherrod said the only reason the video surfaced was in response to an NAACP resolution accusing the tea party of using “racist” tactics. “They got into a fight with the tea party, and all of this came out as a result of that,” Sherrod said.I said something very similar in the comment #81 section of this post:It is worth noting that th … [Read more...]

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You Have Video Recommendations?

Over at Patheos, I am still getting my feet wet and doing what little I can to contribute to next week's focus on Catholicism, as The Future of Religion Series Continues.If you haven't yet checked out the series, do so; you'll find it fascinating. This week, the site is focusing on Judaism, and you might enjoy availing yourself of some interesting writing and opining on the subject (I am looking at you, especially, Hantchu!); you may enjoy spending some time with the people John Paul II … [Read more...]

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The Future of Religion

Some of you may be a little familiar with Patheos.com because of Timothy Dalrymple's current three-part article, linked from this site--and also by Hot Air and Instapundit--exploring whether the Tea Parties might be considered a Christian movement.Patheos has begun a summer-long series on The Future of Word Religions. Each week knowledgeable writers will share their ideas on the future of their own religions. This week the focus is on Hinduism, with the schedule as follows:Interesting … [Read more...]

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I heart Simcha Fisher

And it is not difficult to see why when she shares her research into baby shower games:What could be so bad about candy bars? Well, howzabout we take a nice selection of them, melt them down until they’re gooey and shapeless, and slap each one into a diaper. Yes, pooplike. Then we pass them around . . . at a party, let’s not forget . . .and we poke them into each guest’s face, and we say, “Smell!” The idea is to see how many types of candy bar you can identify without their wrappers. … [Read more...]

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