Patheos Featured Writers

Elizabeth Duffy
Columnist

Elizabeth Duffy is a freelance writer and author of a bi-monthly column at Patheos, "The Constant Convert." Duffy contributed a chapter to the book, Style, Sex and Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter edited by Hallie Lord. Elizabeth's writing has also appeared in The Catholic Educator, and online at Faith and Family Magazine, the Korrektiv Press Blog, and numerous other venues, including her personal blog, "Betty Duffy." She and her husband are expecting their sixth child.

Works by Elizabeth Duffy
Training the Ear of My Heart
Elizabeth Duffy | March 27, 2018
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Suffering and Ash Wednesday
Elizabeth Duffy | February 14, 2018
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Homecomings
Elizabeth Duffy | October 04, 2017
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The Spirit’s Indwelling
Elizabeth Duffy | September 19, 2017
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Movements of the Lord
Elizabeth Duffy | June 06, 2017
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Wrestling
Elizabeth Duffy | February 02, 2017
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There Is No Free Breakfast
Elizabeth Duffy | January 05, 2017
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Stiff Necked Church Lady
Elizabeth Duffy | November 15, 2016
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Glorying in Flawless Skin and God’s Love
Elizabeth Duffy | October 24, 2016
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The Crazy Sex Lady at the Solitary Banquet
Elizabeth Duffy | September 28, 2016
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I Have No Idea Where I’m Going
Elizabeth Duffy | September 07, 2016
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Maybe the Kids Will Sleep in Tomorrow
Elizabeth Duffy | August 03, 2016
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Gotta Dance
Elizabeth Duffy | July 11, 2016
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Eden at the Indy 500
Elizabeth Duffy | June 13, 2016
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The Prophet of Uninterrupted Complaint
Elizabeth Duffy | May 23, 2016
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Imitating the Saints
Elizabeth Duffy | April 07, 2016
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What You May Have Missed
Elizabeth Duffy | March 16, 2016
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What Happened to Fun?
Elizabeth Duffy | March 16, 2016
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The Thirst Is Good
Elizabeth Duffy | February 26, 2016
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The Erotic Powers of the Holy Spirit
Elizabeth Duffy | February 02, 2016
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The Tyrannical Self-Gaze
Elizabeth Duffy | November 24, 2015
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Becoming Food
Elizabeth Duffy | September 18, 2015
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Exile Among Exiles
Elizabeth Duffy | August 20, 2015
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Miracles Don't Happen If You Never Ask For Them
Elizabeth Duffy | April 13, 2015
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Forcing the Changes
Elizabeth Duffy | December 19, 2014
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The Mom Who Cares
Elizabeth Duffy | December 09, 2014
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Pope Makes Time for Autism, Can We?
Elizabeth Duffy | November 19, 2014
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Serious Men. Serious Toast.
Elizabeth Duffy | November 11, 2014
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Between fatigue and falling down: Rapture!
Elizabeth Duffy | November 10, 2014
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Somebody's Got To Do It
Elizabeth Duffy | October 23, 2014
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Life Drifts From One Party to the Next
Elizabeth Duffy | July 16, 2014
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The Idiot Experience of Righteous Anger
Elizabeth Duffy | July 03, 2014
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Little Free Library: Leave a Book, Return a Book
Elizabeth Duffy | June 14, 2014
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Cloudy Skies and Ivy
Elizabeth Duffy | June 10, 2014
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Do you subscribe to Living Faith?
Elizabeth Duffy | April 03, 2014
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Becoming More Human
Elizabeth Duffy | March 10, 2014
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SoulCore: A Mary-led, Spirit-led Workout
Elizabeth Duffy | March 07, 2014
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Living Faith, Daily Catholic Devotions
Elizabeth Duffy | March 05, 2014
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Immediate Book Meme
Elizabeth Duffy | February 19, 2014
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A Kind of Catechesis
Elizabeth Duffy | February 10, 2014
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Kicking Catechesis Out of the Classroom
Elizabeth Duffy | February 04, 2014
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Must Get This Album: Mavis Staples
Elizabeth Duffy | December 30, 2013
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Oriental Duck Soup
Elizabeth Duffy | December 06, 2013
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Writing About Miscarriage
Elizabeth Duffy | November 14, 2013
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Why Dogs can be a Baby's Best Friend
Elizabeth Duffy | November 05, 2013
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Giving Our Widow's Mite
Elizabeth Duffy | November 03, 2013
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No Guilt, Ugly-As-Sin, Pumpkin Pie-ish Dessert
Elizabeth Duffy | October 31, 2013
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Links
Elizabeth Duffy | October 15, 2013
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Borrowing a page
Elizabeth Duffy | October 09, 2013
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The Art of Raising a Puppy
Elizabeth Duffy | October 06, 2013
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Word Made Flesh
Elizabeth Duffy | September 23, 2013
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The Virtual Binge
Elizabeth Duffy | September 18, 2013
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Slave-driver
Elizabeth Duffy | September 16, 2013
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"Let Everything that Breathes Praise the Lord!"
Elizabeth Duffy | September 12, 2013
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"MOOOOOMMMM!"
Elizabeth Duffy | September 11, 2013
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Book giveaway: Love and Salt
Elizabeth Duffy | September 10, 2013
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Catholics of the Year
Elizabeth Duffy | September 10, 2013
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Singing From the Grave
Elizabeth Duffy | September 04, 2013
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Clearing
Elizabeth Duffy | August 23, 2013
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Change and Surrender
Elizabeth Duffy | August 22, 2013
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Back to School Quick Takes
Elizabeth Duffy | August 15, 2013
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The Gift of the Priesthood
Elizabeth Duffy | July 22, 2013
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The Old New Creation
Elizabeth Duffy | July 22, 2013
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Christmas in July
Elizabeth Duffy | July 05, 2013
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Five Favorites
Elizabeth Duffy | July 04, 2013
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A Kindness
Elizabeth Duffy | July 02, 2013
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Divesting Myself of Fifty Percent of My Belongings
Elizabeth Duffy | June 19, 2013
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Lucky Ducks
Elizabeth Duffy | June 18, 2013
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Don't Swim Alone
Elizabeth Duffy | June 05, 2013
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Expert Service
Elizabeth Duffy | June 03, 2013
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Towards a True Sex Education
Elizabeth Duffy | May 29, 2013
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Tune in!
Elizabeth Duffy | May 22, 2013
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New From Korrektiv Records!
Elizabeth Duffy | May 10, 2013
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Making Friends, Loving Enemies
Elizabeth Duffy | May 07, 2013
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The Best of Both Mothers
Elizabeth Duffy | April 30, 2013
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Overcoming Insecurity in Marriage
Elizabeth Duffy | April 25, 2013
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Don't miss:
Elizabeth Duffy | April 24, 2013
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The Soul of Good Manners
Elizabeth Duffy | April 23, 2013
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The Repulsive Truth
Elizabeth Duffy | April 15, 2013
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Strength for loving
Elizabeth Duffy | April 10, 2013
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I don't trust the weather.
Elizabeth Duffy | April 04, 2013
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Why I am Catholic, because... Life!... in Abundance!
Elizabeth Duffy | April 01, 2013
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My Berry Favorites
Elizabeth Duffy | March 13, 2013
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Caught Stealing
Elizabeth Duffy | March 08, 2013
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Friendship shared in letters: a review of Love and Salt
Elizabeth Duffy | February 12, 2013
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Wonder Mother
Elizabeth Duffy | February 01, 2013
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Pop Music isn't what it used to be
Elizabeth Duffy | January 28, 2013
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Baby Notes: thoughts on recently having a baby
Elizabeth Duffy | January 17, 2013
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Quick Takes
Elizabeth Duffy | December 28, 2012
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Looking for signs of God (in all the wrong places)
Elizabeth Duffy | December 21, 2012
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What does help for moms look like?
Elizabeth Duffy | December 04, 2012
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From Willow Creek to Sacred Heart: Chris Haw's journey...
Elizabeth Duffy | November 28, 2012
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My Sisters the Saints
Elizabeth Duffy | November 15, 2012
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Joining the Conversation on Faith
Elizabeth Duffy | October 19, 2012
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Re-igniting the Romance of Faith
Elizabeth Duffy | October 17, 2012
Using the Year of Faith for refreshment and a good stretch....
The Discipline of Desire
Elizabeth Duffy | October 03, 2012
Frustrated longing disorients us from God's intent and purposes for our lives....
Divine Privilege of the Pretty
Elizabeth Duffy | September 19, 2012
The awful moment when you realize that bring pretty doesn't get you anywhere with God....
Virtual Lesions in the Body of Christ
Elizabeth Duffy | September 05, 2012
Having the last word can be isolating and destructive in person, and online, too....
The Fruit Long-Despaired Of
Elizabeth Duffy | August 15, 2012
In a summer of drought, orchards and children begin to show their first fruits; suddenly......
The Grounding Power of Grace
Elizabeth Duffy | July 25, 2012
How extending a hand can prevent future shooting tragedies....
Whether it's one's soul or one's house, it's not enough to have something new or to slap......
The Indispensable One and Only
Elizabeth Duffy | June 27, 2012
While women continue to explore whether they truly can "have it all," the media......
Outrage and Outrageous Mercy
Elizabeth Duffy | May 30, 2012
Not only do I not need someone to give me permission to be angry, the feeling of outrage......
In community we learn to forgive others' faults so we can move on to brighter horizons......
An Apprenticeship in Empathy
Elizabeth Duffy | May 02, 2012
On the internet and elsewhere, does emotional frigidity render us unable to empathize......
Women's Pay and Childcare: Sides of a Coin
Elizabeth Duffy | April 18, 2012
Most childcare providers are women, paid a pittance in order to accommodate other women......
Giving Up Nouns for Lent
Elizabeth Duffy | March 28, 2012
It's always around this time of year that I wish I had given up a noun rather than a......
Pain Avoidance and the Acceptable Time
Elizabeth Duffy | March 14, 2012
At this point in Lent, we're often ready to admit to ourselves, even to say out loud,......
Complementarity, Not Competition
Elizabeth Duffy | February 02, 2012
For feminism to have gained a foothold, men had to collude with it, and it has been in......
Modern Problems
Elizabeth Duffy | January 19, 2012
The many conveniences of modernity can make us feel superfluous in our own lives. To......
The Fallacy of the "Yummy Mummy"
Elizabeth Duffy | January 05, 2012
The start of a New Year has many of us itching for better habits and a better physique.......
Holiness, Not Hot Air
Elizabeth Duffy | December 22, 2011
At Mount de Sales Academy in Maryland, the Nashville Dominican Sisters and faithful lay......
Salvation and the Drama of Publication
Elizabeth Duffy | December 08, 2011
In today's publishing climate, authors grappling with spiritual issues turn to......
Buying Stuff for a Life I Don't Live
Elizabeth Duffy | November 25, 2011
Over the years I have accumulated an outrageous number of artifacts for a multi-faceted......
Virtually Pleasuring Ourselves Out of Existence
Elizabeth Duffy | November 10, 2011
The internet stimulates a pleasure circuit in the brain so powerful it causes us to......
The Way Not to Die
Elizabeth Duffy | October 26, 2011
Crucifixion is not a good time. It's unlikely that I will ever manage it with grace and......
New Love, New Vocabulary
Elizabeth Duffy | October 12, 2011
If you want renewal, sometimes you have to change the script -- both the internal one......
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