What is an “Orthodox” Catholic blog?

Rachel Zoll’s article for the Associated Press, “Catholic loyalists take to their blogs to defend teaching” has been widely republished over the past week, from the New York Times to the Washington Post, from MSNBC to Yahoo! news, normally under the new headline “Catholic bloggers aim to purge dissenters.” I am quoted several times in this article, and I’ve resp... More

Associated Press claim: “Catholic loyalists take to their blogs to defend teachings”

Rachel Zoll of the Associated Press has a somewhat breathless article today on the conservative Catholic blogosphere. She interviewed me for the story so I was interested to see how she fit my work into the rest of her narrative. Here’s how she begins: Pressure is on to change the Roman Catholic Church in America, but it’s not coming from the usual liberal suspects. A new breed of the... More

Exceeded Expectations!

Dedicated papists can do alot when they get together! In addition to surpassing that “radically inclusive” blog I mentioned yesterday (and the Episcopalian one before it), AmericanPapist has actually managed to knock the annoying atheist blog off the front page of the Blogger’s Choice Awards. The front page is now stacked top-to-bottom with orthodox Catholic blogs. Fr. Stephanos ... More

"Radically inclusive"? Does that include evil?

Because of your votes AmericanPapist continues to climb the rankings in the Blogger’s Choice Awards! The “radically inclusive Christian blog” slightly ahead of me is run by a fellow who calls himself “Madpriest” and encourages people to vote for him with headlines such as these (I’ve included my reactions in parenthesis): “Flip the bird at boring church&#... More

Stage 1 complete, now to Stage 2!

My thanks to everyone who heeded my call and brought this dangerous state of affairs yesterday…. …. to this (far more desirable) situation today: Truly, progress is being made! At the same time, however, there are still a couple unseemly competitors that need to be answered in some form. Whether it be me or others who do that answering, is not for me to say. Luckily, I have a maste... More

I’m neck-and-neck with an Episcopalian!

Today’s update: As St. Paul tells us: Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. (1 Cor. 9:24). Well, my friends, the race is fierce on the second page of the Best Religion Blog. I’m just barely outpacing the Episcopalian blog behind me. So, put on the armor of truth, witness and honor and go vote for America... More

Is blogging manly?

Erik Scheske apparently asked a question basically like this in his most recent column for the National Catholic Register. Dom takes exception to some of Erik’s comments and provides a bit more information on the story. After reading Dom’s post, I added this response to his comments thread: If you understand blogging to be a modern form of the time-honored art of essay writing, let al... More

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