Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Blogrolling Spotlight

It's been quite awhile since I’ve done a spotlight but I wanted to point out to you all, my avid readers, some blogs of note that I frequent. My prayer life has helped me be more contemplative. Especially after reading books such as ‘The Way’ by St. Josemaría Escrivá and ‘The Imitation of Christ’ by Thomas À Kempis. A Catholic Life by Moneybags has some excellent devotions and quotes from saints that really hit their mark on the liturgical calendar. Moneybags is also entering a seminary to continue discerning the priesthood. Another fine theological blog is Evangelical Catholicism by Katerina Marie and Michael Joseph. Both are Catholic young adults who are courting and blogging together. They offer excellent theological postings on Catholic current affairs, especially by Michael Joseph. Katerina Marie is a very talented young lady that put together a fine music video celebrating our Catholic faith called ‘Why I Am Catholic’. To view this Catholic music video click here. To download it click here and for the YouTube link click here. She also wrote an excellent series on dating. Katerina Marie posts from Lake Charles and Michael Joseph posts from Houston. Speaking of another fine Catholic Houston blog we come to Built On A Rock by Bill Cork. He reviews film and books and comments on Catholic current affairs. Crisp, clean, and simple, the way I like to read (and write) my blogs! And on the theme of crisp, clean, and simple, or more like, direct to the point we come to The Curt Jester by Jeff Miller. Punditry, parody, polemics, politics, puns from a Papist perspective, or so that is the running title of The Curt Jester. Jeff Miller’s postings are like a crash course in Catholic catechesis… with a sledgehammer instead of a ruler. Comically light yet theologically strong, a great way to teach the faith and make light of it without offense. Another blog that I read that easily exploded onto the Catholic blogosphere like lightening is The Cafeteria Is Closed by Gerald Augustinas. His postings are mostly on Catholic current affairs with excellent commentary. Throw in a few family vacation pics and you have a fine blog that is a must on any practicing Catholic’s bookmark. Now we come to Catholic And Enjoying It! By Mark Shea. This and the previous two blogs that I just mentioned make up what I call the blogging trinity of Catholicism. These three are a definite must on any good Catholic bookmark, or for that matter non-Catholic Christians bookmark. Mark Shea has excellent analysis on the issues of the day with strong theological observations to boot. On a side note Mark looks like the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Oh, no, no, no, we are not finished yet. L.A. Catholic by Quintero is a fine blog emanating from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Quintero points out the obvious in Archbishop Mahony’s archdiocese of liturgical abuse, heretical statements, and Catholic moral contradictions. Any blogger wanting to know how to shed light on a terrible Cardinal or bishop should take a look at L.A. Catholic and follow the intricate details of an archdiocese falling into heresy. Este vato Catolico es un hermano en Cristo. We now come to College Catholic by Fidei Defensor. This is a great blog to read for you Catholics in college. Follow the adventures of this defender of the faith as he blogs on radical campus libertines, frothy professors, his dating life, and his hobby of collecting old fashion rifles. Finally we come to the corner of blogs that we only show for adults or better yet, well formed Catholics. When the kids are asleep or when your cafeteria Catholic friends are not around, these are the blogs you peruse at your leisure and pleasure: The Lair Of The Catholic Cavemen, Relapsed Catholic, Off The Record, and Thoughts Of A Regular Guy. These are guilty pleasures that should not be revealed to the faint hearted. One last blog of note is that called Ad Altare Dei by Alan Phipps, who just recently moved to Houston. Yes, I’m blatantly being a homer, but hey who will?

5 comments:

Thanks for your kind words sir! I realized that I could never really keep up on blogging Catholic news or theology so I had to go with how those things affect my world-view and my life expereinces, I am flattered that people read it! Anyway I will have a lot of posts in the near future I think but just to update you...

radical campus libertines: As bad as ever!

frothy professors: Thank God, I don't know how it happend, I actually got some Conservative Professors, even one who talks about the Clash of Civilizations between Islam and Christianity!

his dating life: come on now Tito this almost never comes up in the blog! Haha! Anyway the best update on that is that there has as of late been cause for some cautious optimism!

his hobby of collecting old fashion rifles: AND SHOOTING THEM. Anyway I am thinking it might be time to add to the collection, maybe an SKS?

Tito said...

As far as your dating life is concerned you are absolutely correct. But I couldn't help but rib you because there have been a couple of instances where you revealed yourself more than you wanted to I believe.

Nonetheless I respect your privacy and wish you the best in this endevor.

God bless.

Matt said...

For the most part I concur 100% with your recommendations. Although you did miss Jimmy Akin, and an excellent blog for those of us who love the traditional mass and orthodox Catholicism Rorate-Caeli.

I do have a couple of dissenting opinions:


Speaking of another fine Catholic Houston blog we come to Built On A Rock by Bill Cork. He reviews film and books and comments on Catholic current affairs. Crisp, clean, and simple, the way I like to read (and write) my blogs!

Bill likes to edit and filter comments. That's fine when offensive comments are made, but Bill goes further. When there's an argument he disagrees with but cannot refute, he'll block it entirely or edit to the point of making it inconsistent with the poster's point. His response to this "blog editor's privilege". I don't think anyone has the privilege of distorting another's position, that falls under the 9th commandment.

Now we come to Catholic And Enjoying It! By Mark Shea. This and the previous two blogs that I just mentioned make up what I call the blogging trinity of Catholicism. These three are a definite must on any good Catholic bookmark, or for that matter non-Catholic Christians bookmark. Mark Shea has excellent analysis on the issues of the day with strong theological observations to boot

Mark Shea is generally good in his analysis, and does allow for debate on his blog, avoiding the errors of Bill Cork. Unfortunately, he has a tendency to go "ad hominem" against his opponents, so I don't post their anymore.

Well, a guilty pleasure, eh? Thanks for the mention! And such fine company!

Moneybags said...

Thank you for the kind words!

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