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Grousing at God, Barking at Saints, and a Constant Renewal

Not to keep talking about about me, me, me, but here I go:In my column at The Catholic Answer magazine, I relate a little of what a crank I become when I am stressed out:Recently, I began the day very badly.I opened my eyes and was immediately stressed about my life, largely because I … [Read More...]

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“Internet Catholics be Crazy”: Anchoress at America Magazine

Yes, I said it, but I count myself among the mad, so that's okay.I said it, and a lot more, to America magazine's Sean Salai, S.J., even though -- and this is the honest truth -- I'm not sure how I even got on his radar. Following his terrific interviews with Camille Paglia and Romanus Cessario, … [Read More...]

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

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 … [Read More...]

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Ana Marie Cox “Comes out” as a Christian

She explains why, over at The Daily Beast:It is true that I feel intimidated by a conservative culture that seems intent on creating boundaries around Christianity rather than open doors. But it is also true that I wrote this article knowing that at least a few of them will probably like … [Read More...]

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The Worth and the Witness of Women Bloggers

I meant to write about this earlier this week, but I got distracted by something stupid and ultimately not worth my time.This, however, is worth your time, and not at all stupid: a terrific piece from Lisa Hendey, who looks at female Catholic bloggers and how their motivations and sense of … [Read More...]

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Anchoress is CPAC “Blogger of the Year?” Get OUT!

No one could have been more surprised than me to hear it. At the 2015 CPAC Bloggerbash, this blog -- your little ol' Anchoress -- was named Blogger of the Year.I mean, seriously, when the tireless Dr. Melissa Clouthier called me up to wonder if I could swing down real quick and accept it, she … [Read More...]

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ISIS-supporter confirms my point: West too hip to deal

Regular readers know I've said this often and since at least 2008: the inability of the West to acknowledge Islamic extremism with a fluent language of faith -- their apparent feeling that modern secularist enlightenment can handle events invoking and inviting supernatural forces -- means they lack … [Read More...]

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ISIS takes more Christian hostages; seals its doomed fate

ISIS, having seriously misread the effect of their last bloody theatrical, have taken nearly 100 Christian hostages from several Syrian villages.Islamic State militants have abducted at least 90 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria, a monitoring group that tracks … [Read More...]

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Obama’s Creed: Are we being prepped for 2016′s fake narrative?

On Scott Walker and the absolutely absurd media histrionics concerning his refusal to both take responsibility for Rudy Giuliani's comments, and also confirm President Obama's Christianity for the world, I can't help wondering, why does the press seem to want and need Obama to be a Christian? I … [Read More...]


Anchoress Shows Up to Give Homily at Mass! Also, Fatso!

In a manner of speaking, anyway.A parishioner from a parish in Maine sent me a link to a live-streamed video of their Ash Wednesday mass, wherein the priest jumps off of the Ash Wednesday homily I have said I would give, if I ever had the chance.Check it out (homily begins at about 18:30) … [Read More...]