Acts of the Apostasy and Jane the Actuary Come to Patheos!

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You may have noticed a disturbance in the atmosphere. Or the appearance of arguments backed up with numbers and statistics.Do not be afraid.It is just the Catholic Channel, expanding again, to accommodate two new bloggers, Larry D's Acts of the Apostasy, which strikes out in satire, and Jane the Actuary's um...Jane, the Actuary, which brings a mind locked into the logic of numbers to bear on subjects as disparate as politics and prayer.Larry really is a satirist. Jane really is an … [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...]

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 Catholic Welcomes Michael Novak!

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While introducing readers to a new Patheos Catholic blogger, particularly one who has great writing chops but may have flown under the radars, biographical information can sometimes be a little thin; sometimes research is required.This is not the case with Michael Novak, whose new blog, Coming Down to Earth debuts today with a reminiscence of Lithuania and the Divine Mercy. In Michael's case, the biographical material is so plentiful it needs its own editor, or I'll get nothing else done … [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...]

Lisa Hendey, the Accidental Innovator

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You might call her an "accidental innovator". When Lisa Hendey tried to digitally explore better ways to be a Catholic while raising a family, she couldn't find what she needed. So she created it. As she writes in her new book, The Grace of Yes, "I went looking for answers, and when I didn't find them online, I bought a domain name and some of those For Dummies books about the Internet and launched Catholicmom.com."The rest, as the saying goes, is history. Since its inception, … [Read more...]

Howling Winds and Holy Souls: Let’s Talk Death

As we swiftly move toward November -- what Rumer Godden calls a time "full of howling winds and holy souls," -- the Patheos Public Square is taking a multi-channel look at death and religious customs, with Remembering the Dead: Ancestors, Rituals and Relics.This is of interest to Catholics because, let's face it, we do death very well, we are often entertained by it (Tom McDonald has been writing about ghosts and floating songs about death all month!), and we are nearing the feasts of All … [Read more...]

Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, comes to Patheos

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Amid all the layfolk, Patheos' Catholic Channel has enjoyed hosting the blogs of two fine priests, one deacon, and one cinema-savvy religious sister, who is more or less "shared" with the Entertainment group. Now, we are happy to add another sister -- unsurprisingly, a second Daughter of Saint Paul -- to the mix. We are happy to announce the arrival of Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble, who brings her excellent blog, Pursued by Truth into our lineup!Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP is a former … [Read more...]


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