Mama Bear is Leaving Her Cubs. What’s a Catholic Patheosi to Do?

Mama Bear is Leaving Her Cubs. What’s a Catholic Patheosi to Do? September 1, 2015
Copyright, Elizabeth Scalia
Copyright, Elizabeth Scalia

Mama Bear, aka, the Anchoress, has left the building.

Elizabeth Scalia, managing editor of the Catholic Portal here at Patheos has taken what sounds like a great opportunity to build a whole new u-verse at Aleteia. She is the new Editor-in-Chief of Aleteia’s English edition.

Elizabeth has been much more than a managing editor for those of us who were lucky enough to write under her tutelage. She is a friend, mentor, tutor, advocate and, from time to time, confessor. Her willingness to let each and every Catholic writer at Patheos have their say without a hint of censorship allowed the Patheos Catholic portal to become a creative, growing place of faithful Catholic belief for those of us who were privileged to work with her.

At the same time, her willingness to go to bats for us when she felt it necessary provided a tremendous sense of peace. From the first day I came to Patheos, I always knew that Elizabeth Scalia had my back. Do you have any idea how rare that is in this world?

I am going to miss Elizabeth Scalia, the managing editor. I do not intend to miss Elizabeth Scalia, the friend. I plan to stay in touch with her while I watch her grow as a force in Catholic publishing.

Be well and do well Elizabeth. This is Aleteia’s lucky day.

 

For another take on Elizabeth’s new job, check out Deacon Greg. 


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