Fr. Longenecker on Patheos…

freaks

... We accept you, one of us. We accept you, one of us.I offer the good Padre my sincerest welcomes. … [Read more...]

the Happy Catholic comes to Patheos…

... Well, at least her bookshelf does. As a fellow bibliophile, I am thrilled to see the majority of her reviews, recommendations, and podcasts find a home here, in one convenient location. Welcome, Julie.And now here are some awesome people reading. … [Read more...]

my religion is still cooler than yours…

... proofs in the pudding."The French Benedictine friars gave us champagne. Chartreuse is still made by the Carthusian monks. Jägermeister is under the patronage of Saint Hubertus and Saint Eustace. Buckfast Tonic Wine – known affectionately as ‘Wreck the Hoose Juice’ in Scotland – was made by Benedictines. Frangelico was originally created by a hermit and is shaped like a Franciscan. Good beer was brewed almost exclusively by monasteries up until the twelfth century. You’ve got the Crusades … [Read more...]

the rise of WebMD Catholicism…

... You should take a moment to read Matt Emerson's fantastic article."the notion of WebMD Catholicism helps frame a second concern: Faced with this multiplying number of sources, one might ask: Does the availability of information seduce us too quickly to believe that we can accurately understand and diagnose the theological and liturgical questions we face? Put another way, what has become of, or how do we make sense of, the notion of expertise among those who profess an interest in what … [Read more...]

I like straight talk…

... hardly anyone employs the use of blunt straight forward talk anymore. Suddenly it has become more acceptable to verbally tip toe, side stepping offense. As a result people are afraid to state their thoughts emphatically with conviction, preferring to hem and haw. Mr. Roach has no such qualms. I want every illegal alien in this country deported, and that’s not heartless, but rather an acknowledgment that our laws need to be enforced. No injustice is inflicted upon anyone here against the l … [Read more...]


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