“The Faithful Traveler” Comes to Patheos!

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Back in February, EWTN showed a wonderful multi-part video tour of the Holy Land, hosted by a high-energy, vivacious and very faithful young woman named Diana von Glahn, who also produced the series, with her husband, David.You can watch that whole travelogue, and also visit some US Eastcoast shrines, here.As you will see, von Glahn has an eye for beauty, an openness to try new things and the kind of steady, centered faith that allows her to be both remarkably upbeat, and laid back. All … [Read more...]

Patheos Catholic Introduces Ben Conroy and Tom Zampino

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Our "Week of Adding Many Bloggers" is coming to a close, (although there may yet be one more name added by Friday!) with two bloggers who may -- for now -- be only marginally familiar to Patheos readers. It is surely a nice, and a gratifying thing when we can add well-known authors and writers and thinkers to our ranks, but being a baseball fan, I appreciate the value of creating a kind of "farm team" too; spotting good unknown writers and giving them a platform has often proven to be just the … [Read more...]

Savita’s tragic death could have been avoided – UPDATED

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Because I am very nearly burned out, to the point where yesterday I wondered if I should take a blogging moratorium, I shut down the computer rather early and missed this story as it was building.Well, how dare I? This morning a couple of emails greeted me, all variations on this theme: "hey you &^$%$ pro-life hypocrite and your ^#$%^ church and your ^%$#$%^ Christ, why aren't you writing about this story and see how you've ^$#%#%-ed-up lives and &$%#%@)*^ Ireland! %^$#@ Catholics! … [Read more...]

A Papal-Ordered Penance – UPDATED

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Joanne writes on the pope-ordered penance that accompanied the opening of the International Eucharistic Congress in Ireland:. . . at the request of the Holy Father—the papal legate Cardinal Mark Ouellet spent last night in St Patrick’s Purgatory, fasting and keeping barefoot vigil in prayer for reconciliation and healing of the grievous wounds dealt by Ireland’s clergy abuse scandals. [...]Of course, this gesture will be read by many (if not most) as one more cynical photo opp, one mo … [Read more...]


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