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Random blogs

Some of us need to get out more. Get out of the blog rut…see what else is out there!

Some random sampling from the Catholic Blog Listing:

Holy Cards for Your Inspiration: a blogger posts from her vintage holy card collection.

Hesperia is a Christendom student on a Rome semester

Carmelitina – musings from a Carmelite in Rome

HanseaticEd at Fides et Ardor will provoke thoughts with his thoughts – and has a conversion story he tells in posts listed here.


From part 1:

Even now, though, it is not easy discussing with friends and former brothers-in-ministry about all of the elements that ended up contributing to my ultimate move into the Catholic Church. This is because for one thing, the move itself is too multi-faceted a thing to present fairly in the course of any single conversation; for another, I feel as if, in leaving it behind, I may be seen to have forfeited the right to comment on my Anglican past. This is one of the most difficult things to contend with as a convert. For a long while, one is too much a neophyte to comment on one’s new house; yet as a defector, nor is one taken seriously as a critic of the old one. And yet, there are surely things to be said about both, which in turn compels me to say them. Knowing, then, that everything I observe will almost certainly be construed in a way other than I might hope, I submit the following remarks to you and beg your indulgence.


And from his conclusion:

Having said all that I have, I quite accept that what the Catholic Church is may not always be easy to see. The radical iconoclasm of the last forty years in some parts of the Church would obscure the vision of the most clear-sighted person. But this iconoclasm is a lapse, and one that is being addressed all over the world even as I write. What matters is that adherence to Scripture, the teaching of the Fathers, the continual engagement with Tradition, and the manifestation of a full, resplendent Christology in the Liturgy and the Magisterium is all intact in the Catholic Church, and that the people of God are able to enter in, offer what they have, and become swept up in the graceful heavenward movement of the Body of Christ. She remains the living vessel of our Lord’s exitus et reditus: a vocation she has always enjoyed, and which she retains until the end of time.


In this were my former difficulties with becoming a Catholic resolved, and now I wait with happy impatience to learn what Christ would have me do in response.

Kathy at Hymnography Unbound is, naturally enough, a hymn writer. Lots of good thoughts on liturgy there.

Just a small sample…

(It was truly random. But it took a while because probably 75% of the blog names I clicked on hadn’t been updated in months, and I wanted to focus on currently running blogs…)

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