Elizabeth Scalia is taking over Aleteia.
I've always liked and admired Elizabeth Scalia. I have to admit I was jealous of her blog-name: The Anchoress - I wanted to be The Anchorite but I thought people would accuse me of copying or stealing her thunder. You know - like the blogger who stole Amy Welborn's quote from Flannery, or the blogger who stole my picture of Baby Jane. But I don't do that kind of stuff. Nope.
Anyway. I really believe Elizabeth Scalia built the Patheos Catholic Channel to become what it is today. Seriously, her presence as editor always put me at ease with what came out of the Catholic sector. She had my trust. I think she will do very well at Aleteia and she announced she will be creating her own new, independent site - I look forward to that as well.
Now that she's gone - there are only five sites on Patheos which continue to interest me. Melinda Selmys being the only woman, followed by Mark Shea, Deacon K., Fr. L., and LarryD. They update regularly, create interesting content - except for Larry* - and they usually elicit a comment, a question, or even a post from me.
Very seriously and sincerely, congratulations to Elizabeth Scalia - she's elevated Catholic blogging to a respectable level of literacy and journalistic integrity. Prayers and best wishes!
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