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Max Lindenman Returns to PatheosCatholic!

It was only about six months ago that Max Lindenman decided it was time to strike his tent, and we reluctantly let him fly away, with hopes that he would soon return.Since then Max has been freelancing from his new digs in Turkey -- publishing a number of snappy and informative pieces with … [Read More...]

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The Kirby Vacuum Salesman Who Became a Star

You know, just about the time you need to feel good about something, just about the time you need to believe that people are more -- so, so much more -- than the formless ranting that comes through to us over the ether every day, as we dip further and further into the reality/unreality that is the … [Read More...]

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Bad Catholic, Still: Marc Barnes Picks Up His Pen at Patheos!

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 … [Read More...]

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Monique Ocampo comes to Patheos Catholic

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 … [Read More...]

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Fearful Christians at Duke Will Make Secularists’ Job Easier

"Tolerance" as a concept has been so thoroughly bastardized by agendists using the word as a silencing cudgel, that I think many have forgotten what it is actually about: "putting up with" each other, in peace.Tolerance requires not that we "celebrate and support" each other, but merely that we … [Read More...]

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Planned Parenthood Provides Security for Church’s Chili-for-Choice

There you go, that's a headline I never imagined writing.Tending to St. James Episcopal Church’s Facebook page typically isn’t a lot of work for the Rev. Dawn Frankfurt, the church’s rector since 2011.That changed last week.That’s when people started posting they were outraged that the ch … [Read More...]

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Shall We Storm Heaven, Seek a Miracle for this Young Mom, Ashley Bridges?

'I'm not going to kill a healthy baby because I'm sick'24 year-old Ashley Bridges, mom to her young son Braiden, was ten weeks pregnant when she discovered that she had an aggressive bone cancer: Bridges underwent surgery to replace her knee and remove the majority of her femur. The doctors … [Read More...]

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Francis Sounding Like a Catholic Pope in Thrilla at Manila

Paul VI was right to warn against contraception, Pope Francis says:After discussing various threats to the family, including “a lack of openness to life,” he deviated briefly from his prepared remarks, transitioning from English to his native Spanish in order to speak from the heart about the sub … [Read More...]

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Twilight of the Vaginas

Here we go...Women's College Cancels 'Vagina Monologues' Because It Excludes Women Without VaginasYet I am a woman with a vagina, and this becomes an area of my concern when people start saying that I shouldn't reference or acknowledge that—that it's in fact bad and intolerant so 20th century to … [Read More...]

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When Children Love Saint Benedict!

A friend of mine sent me this cute wrap-up of a conversation he had with his little daughters this morning. I reprint it here, with his permission, and am changing their names to protect their privacy, and also because I never got to name girl babies:Car Ride Conversation A Play in One … [Read More...]


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