I’ve been wanting to do this since I started managing the Catholic portal, and now it’s a go: scroll down the landing page of the Catholic Portal to get a gander of the new link-blog which replaces the group-blog that never really took off, but retains it’s name because, well, “Summa This, Summa That” really suits a Catholic-hosted blog that will — rather like Insty (though not nearly as pithily clever as Glenn Reynolds) — direct you to interesting or important reads, on a variety of subjects, from all around the ‘net, both religious and secular.
For instance, if you scroll down and take a gander at “Summa This, Summa That” right now, you’ll note links to the 10 best beaches in America (I disagree!), the 15 most infamous assassinations in history, (I disagree with that list, too!) an inspiring look at the last man to finish the London marathon, some political snarking, gardening tips and more!
Basically, the Summa blog is a way to clear my tabs, and keep you informed, without having to bother you with “linkaround” posts. I promise, I’ll keep you entertained!
Also, it gives you a chance to check out the feature rotator (which currently hosts, among other things, Maggie Gallagher’s latest addition to our recent symposium), our wide variety of provocative weekly columnists, and other tidbits around the site — our Catholic archives, book recommendations, resource library (which will perhaps be expanded) the video collection (down on the far right-hand corner) — right now, those go mostly unnoticed, but the landing page itself will be redesigned by summer’s end, and then I think you’ll be able to nose around the whole portal with greater ease.
Exciting times! It took a little longer than expected to get it going, but we Catholics are accustomed to things moving slowly! Please check out the Summa blog, and let me know what you think — and take the RSS feed, if’n you like it!
UPDATE: And this is why there is Glenn Reynolds and then there is the rest of us. Thanks, Glenn!