Sinéad O’Connor and the New Catholic Church

Sinéad O'Connor has a moving piece up at The Huffington Post. Please read it. UPDATE: I just said this below in the comments but it really does bear saying here: I should say that I’m one of these typically low-church protestant types, but that I find much to love in the contemplative traditions of the … Continue reading Sinéad O’Connor and the New Catholic Church

The Huffington Post Gets an AOL Redesign, Kind Of

If you're not regular Huffington Post reader, you might not notice the changes in the masthead design evident below.  The AOL-HuffPost merger became official official this week (they're, like, totally listed as "married" on Facebook), and the changes are rolling out. A few days ago, Andrew Breitbart ran a piece on Huffington about the the … Continue reading The Huffington Post Gets an AOL Redesign, Kind Of

Baseball Is America: Lia Petridis Maiello talks to Lawrence Baldassaro about Baseball and the Italian-American Experience

When I was in divinity school, Randall Balmer paraphrased Bart Giamatti's prescient insight about baseball and the immigrant experience both being quests (even spiritual quests) for home. That always stuck with me. In this piece from 2011, Lia Petridis Maiello talks to Lawrence Baldassaro about his book on the concept.

Upset About the Huffington Post/AOL Merger? Count to Ten Before You Flame Me in the Comments.

I'll be honest.  When I logged onto The Huffington Post around 1 am this morning, my jaw just about hit the floor (the dog was in the way).  I'm still thinking about what AOL's acquisition of Huffington and the installation of Arianna Huffington as editor-in-chief of most (all?) of AOL's online editorial content is going … Continue reading Upset About the Huffington Post/AOL Merger? Count to Ten Before You Flame Me in the Comments.