VirtuousPla.net is Now Ignitum Today

With the new year upon us the fledgling Catholic website for Young Adults has changed their name from VirtuousPla.net to Ignitum Today.  Ignitum Today offers wonderfully well written articles by young adults from all walks of life.  In our short

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Non Negotiable Political TV Program To Debut In 2012

There are a slew of politically based TV talk shows on network and cable television. Have you ever had the desire to see a conservative oriented talk show that wasn’t full of gimmicks, one that brought in guests from the

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Archbishop Chaput and the Media

One of the most irritating aspects of life for faithful American Catholics over the past several decades has been how quiet most of our bishops have been in the face of outrageous attacks on the Church.  Too many of our

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Cross & Eagle Award for Most Improved Blog

The Cross & Eagle Awards (C&EA) will be recognizing another legend and this particular blogger is in the field of apologetics. This defensor fidei travels the country evangelizing both Catholics and non-Catholics alike, educating in the Catholic faith, and defending

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Cross & Eagle Award for Most Prolific Blogger

The Cross & Eagle Awards (C&EA) will be honoring a true legend in Catholic Blogosphere history. To qualify even for consideration you need not only be talented in writing and knowledgeable about our Catholic faith, you need to write often. 

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VirtuousPla.net, The Social Network for Young Adult Catholics

I’d like to announce a new Catholic website targeted for Young Adults: VirtuousPla.net will be providing Catholic perspectives on every topic that matters to young adults–life, religion, relationships, and fun. We have gathered 30 of some of the brightest young

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Cross & Eagle Award for Most Catholic Non-Catholic Blog

The continuing Cross & Eagle Awards (C&EA) is breaking new ground by honoring a non-Catholic blog today. No, no, no, I will no longer entertain any submissions for the National Catholic Reporter, The Tablet, U.S. Catholic,  or America Magazine for this

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Cross & Eagle Catholic Blogging Award for Best Author Pseudonym

The Cross & Eagle Awards (C&EA) aren’t your run-of-the-mill awards with standard categories and predictable results.  Not that all C&EA’s will be off-beat, but that some names, or pseudonym in this instance, in the Catholic Blogosphere are just so unforgettable, they

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The 2011 Cross & Eagle Catholic Blogging Awards

I am starting new tradition here at The American Catholic (TAC) and that is the Cross & Eagle Catholic Blogging Awards.  The Cross & Eagle Awards will showcase what I believe to be the best in the Catholic Blogosphere.  Ranging

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WEDNESDAY EXTRA EDITION

The Miracle of Caring and Sharing – Mark Shea, National Catholic Register Permanent Deacons Taking Role Away From Priests – Father John Zuhlsdorf Infiltration Evangelization – Giuseppe Ambrose, The Three Bs Of All the Rutten Ideas (Tim Rutten of the

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ThePulp.it EXTRA: WEDNESDAY

ThePulp.it EXTRA is the title of a new series of posts that I will be contributing for The American Catholic .  It’s an idea first thought of by fellow blogger John Henry a few years back.  I’ll be posting some

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The Coming Open Rebellion Against God Part II

In my first article The Coming Open Rebellion Against God, I spoke of a time where God would reveal his omnipotence and some would simply leave their faith behind.  Why? Because just as in John 6, some would say it

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Why Satirical Catholic Blogs Fail

I finally returned to internet connectivity this week, which has meant catching up on news & blogs I have neglected. Part of this “reconnecting” included denying a facebook friend request from someone I never heard of-only to find out that

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USA Today Reports on Catholic Blogosphere

Last Friday on October 30 the mainstream media here in America reported inaccurately that the Vatican was warning parents that Halloween is ‘anti-Christian’.  Of course no such thing occurred.  The Vatican did not say that Halloween is ‘anti-Christian’, in fact

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Res et Explicatio for AD 9-7-2009

Salvete AC readers! Buckle Up! Because here are today’s Top Picks in the world of Catholicism: 1. Sadly most of us will miss the Catholic Report blog run by Dave Hartline.  Due to pleasant new circumstances of a new member

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Res et Explicatio for AD 8-7-2009

Salvete AC readers! Buckle Up! Because here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York commended President Obama and the Democratic Party efforts in reforming Health Care.  He said this during the Knights

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 4-22-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. The HOT rumor of the day is that “Father John Jenkins, the president of Notre Dame, is in Washington today (Tuesday) for an unannounced meeting at the White

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Google's Top 25 Catholic Websites

John Henry and myself are a bit of stats geeks and we’ve been trying to figure out the most accurate way to gauge the number of visits American Catholic has been receiving by our readers.  We use WordPress, Sitemeter, and

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-30-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. Please pray for Father Benedict Groeschel as he suffered a stroke last week.  For the story click here. 2. Jay Anderson is contemplating leaving blogging.  It seems

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-20-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1.  Seems like priests and their habits have been ruminating around the blogosphere as of late.  Now Fr. Z has followed up this with insight concerning those for

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-16-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. The Indian Catholic is reporting that Pope Benedict’s next encyclical will be on the global meltdown. “The Pope’s message fundamentally will be one of hope… …it will

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-5-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here we have today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. I discovered today that Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas was the only obstacle that would have prevented the nomination of Pro-Abortion Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius  to

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-4-2009

Salvete AC readers! Due to popular acclamation I’m returning back to using Latin in my column title (mostly).  I think I’ve settled on a format so thanks for bearing with me.  I’ve wanted to do this type of column for

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Amy Welborn's "Via Media"

Just a note that Amy Welborn has moved to a new blog: I should probably give a prize to those who have been reading my blogs since 2001 – you certainly deserve it. Yes, that’s “blogs.” In Between Naps, Open

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News & Notes for A.D. 3-3-2009

Salvete AC readers! OK, I junked the whole Latin title since I figured it wasn’t coming across that well as to what I wanted to do with this bit.  So now I’m calling this particular column ‘News & Notes’ (for

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Res et Explicatio Anno Domine 3-2-2009

Salvete AC readers! I’m still tinkering with the format of how I want to do this, mostly just the name of the post from here on out, so any more suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Today I just want to

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Blogging in the Grudge-o-sphere

In the last four years I’ve learned a great deal about a host of topics, including my Catholic Faith, while blogging, reading other people’s blogs, and participating in comment box discussions. And yet there are some notable dangers that come

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Iudicium for 2-9-2009 AD

…Salvete AC readers!… …when my Internet Explorer 8.0 browser is downloading one of my favorite websites, InsideCatholic.com, I notice it takes twice as long as most other websites to download.  Is it because there is a lot code that is

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Adfero et Iudicium for 2-6-2009 AD

Adfero et Iudicium, it’s my attempt at Latin for “News & Analysis”.  If anyone knows the correct translation, please leave me a comment.  Some highlights around the Catholic blogosphere, or St. Blogs as some would say, so here we go…

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Mark Shea's 'Change' He Can Believe In

Apparently Mark Shea, one of the Catholic Blogosphere’s sage’s, has gotten caught up in all the hoopla surrounding President Obama’s ascension inauguration.  He has succumbed to change.  After six years and eight months of staying faithful to what I believe

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