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Elizabeth Scalia


Elizabeth Scalia is an award-winning writer, a Benedictine Oblate, and managing editor of the Catholic Channel at Patheos.com, where she blogs as The Anchoress. She is also a columnist at First Things and for The Catholic Answer Magazine. Elizabeth was a featured speaker at the Vatican's much-noted 2011 meeting with bloggers from around the world and has a multi-media presence that includes contributions to NPR, CBS News Online, and a stint as a regular panelist on the Brooklyn-diocese-produced current events program, In the Arena, seen at NETNY.net. She is the author of Caring for the Dying with the Help of Your Catholic Faith (OSV), was a contributor to Disorientation: How to Go to College Without Losing Your Mind (Ascension Press), and her latest book is titled Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life (Ave Maria). Follow Elizabeth through her blog and on Twitter at @TheAnchoress.


If Atheists Want a Creed, They Ought to Have One

In Florida, some atheists, peeved that a monument to the Ten Commandments could not be protested out of existence, are planning to erect their own monument, celebrating their beliefs: A small city in heavily Christian northern Florida is about to become home to the first public monument in the United States dedicated to atheism.   Florida members of American Atheists, a national advocacy group, plan to erect a 1,500-pound granite display in front of the Bradford County Courthouse in Starke,... Read More