Another list of favorite blogs… — UPDATED

…this time, from a blogging bishop.

Christopher Coyne, from Indianapolis, offers his own take on Catholic websites, broken into two parts, over at his blog Let Us Walk Together.

It has some names that are familiar — and maybe some that aren’t.  Take a look!

UPDATE: He just posted Part Deux.

  • Henry Karlson

    Funny. I already see Tito peddling his trash. The Pulpit is just his own choices of his favorite blog posts and commentators, which he then has convinced many others to be “the best.” Then others are, as usual, ignored. His own political adherence is consistently supported, while people engaging Catholic Social Doctrine in a way which counters his political choices are entirely ignored. Again, this is exactly the problem with the group-think on the net.

  • oldestof9

    Wow Greg.
    You are a glutton for punishment…..

    …but we love ya!
    Peace to all

  • Fr. Frank

    To each his own, I guess. But USCCB? Scrolling through that site is the cyber version of watching paint dry.

  • HMS

    Recently deceased and fellow Philadelphian Cardinal Foley is supposed to have chided Rocco Palmo for always seeming to have stories before they were officially announced.

    He told Palmo, “When I go home to the Lord, I look forward to seeing Jesus, and to find out who your sources were.”

  • http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/ Todd

    Unlike Marcel’s list, there are some scholarly efforts on Archbishop Coyne’s list. And sure, compared to the more sexy political sites, some of these are like watching paint dry in comparison.

    One thing the archbishop does show from his list is that it’s good to have a curiosity about a variety of aspects of the faith. You can read about the Greek New Testament and the next minute catch the latest scoop in the Loggia.

    The essence of the discussion, as I interpreted it is this: you can have two approaches to the faith. You can go through life looking for confirmation of what you learned yesterday. Or you can allow God to lead you to places you never dreamed you would go. Take almost any saint, and think about their response to the life of faith, then decide which path: hanging with your ten favorite friends, or striking out into new territory. One is apostolic, and one is … playing it very safe. One talent, anyone?

  • Henry Karlson

    Oh, and I did forget to talk about the list itself. Todd, you are right; though I am curious what we will see in Part 2.

  • Notgiven

    Bishop Coyne is humble, prayerful man. He listens to God…and God hears him. I know someone who is a recipient of his prayerful intercession. Thank you, Deacon Greg, for linking to this. There are some interesting sites here I plan on revisiting.

  • Notgiven

    ps. For those who are interested, part deux is already posted here:
    http://thoughtsofacatholicbishop.blogspot.com/

  • Notgiven

    …and I read there that a part 3 will follow!

  • Mark

    Todd “You can go through life looking for confirmation of what you learned yesterday. Or you can allow God to lead you to places you never dreamed you would go.” I think this is essential to any journey of faith. However, it is also very important to build our faith journey on solid ground and not sand. So many today are not building their “castle with many rooms” on solid understanding and acceptance of non negotiable magesterial teaching. It would be like failing to learn the basics of adding and subtracting and going off to learn advanced math or even worse learning the fundamental with great errors and not expecting that to lead you astray later. Another example is when we refuse to accept the Church teaching on birth control and IVF and then getting abortion wrong or embryonic stem cell research. We see this with some confused on marriage between one man and one woman and that homosexual acts are gravely disordered.

  • http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/ Todd

    The difference I see is this: you and your wife may be struggling with contraception or using IVF to conceive a birth child. You may be struggling with same sex attraction. You may have helped a woman procure an abortion. In such situations it makes sense that you are looking back in that struggle, seeking confirmation.

    I don’t see people building a faith tradition on what other people might or might not be doing wrong. That’s being busybodies and pharisees, and not attending to one’s personal plank. It’s about smirking when mom or dad catches a brother or sister in an act of disobedience–it’s not going to help you grow up. Luke 15, on other words.

    The question is not what “so many” are doing. As for me, I have enough difficulty keeping to the Gospel path, and I need all the help I can get.


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