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...]

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...]

Patheos Welcomes Billy Kangas and The Orant

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Up until now, Leah Libresco -- who was baptized and received into the faith just about a year ago -- was our "youngest" Catholic both chronologically and religiously. She's still the youngest among us but she's almost an old-lady Catholic compared to Billy Kangas, who was received into the church last Easter, and has been making a lot of Catholic noise since even before then, and seems therefore a swell fit for PatheosCatholic.If you're not familiar with Billy, he lives in DC, where he is … [Read more...]

Patheos Hits the Public Square

I am strangely remiss and should have announced this last week, but I will plead family issues and a kid with pneumonia as reasonable distractions that made me forget to tell you about Patheos' latest feature: The Public Square.The Patheos Public Square is meant to be a gathering place, where people of various faiths can come together -- apart from blogs and echo chambers -- to dialogue on pressing issues of the day and how faith perspectives can or should influence them, and to explore … [Read more...]

“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.”

For the past week or so, Patheos writers have been on a Hades kick. You might think it had something to do with Halloween, but you'd be wrong.Apparently things started with Mark Shea defended Father Robert Barron against what seems to me to be a case of misinterpretation. Whatever, I still wasn't paying much attention, because my kid got pneumonia again. And then young Ryan Adams brought in some Orthodox perspective, and suddenly there were Facebook eruptions of hellish debating and people … [Read more...]

Cry Woof! Welcoming Will Duquette to Patheos

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Image courtesy of shutterstock.comWill Duquette has been hanging around Patheos for a while, as one of several splendid folks helping Julie Davis review books, books and more books over at the Happy Catholic Bookshelf, and he did some blogging on his own, as well, but it was kind of discreet, in manner and form.Well, we've brought the rest of Will Duquette, not just his book reviews, over here to Patheos, and it's a lot less discreet, all around. I am actually very tardy in introducing … [Read more...]

3 Reasons to Marry an Irish Girl

1) We sing like angels2) We smile with our eyes3) We make kick-ass Irish Soda Bread. (See Testimony)I got this recipe, btw, from my Italian mother in law!Maria Lucia’s Irish Soda Bread4 c sifted flour 1 1/2 tsps baking soda 1 tsp salt 3/4 c sugar 1 c raisins (or cranberries for a nice change) 2 tblspns melted butter 2 eggs, beaten 2 cups buttermilkMix dry ingredients. Mix butter, eggs and buttermilk. Stir into dry ingredients. Use a 2 qt pan (like a pyrex) because it works the b … [Read more...]


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