Catholic Resources

UnApologetic Catholic Sites

  • Pat Mulcahey's Caritas Christi Urget Nos
    a Deacon discerns the priesthood and shares his journey with us. God bless him! May Christ's love impel us all to answer His Call.
  • Cafeteria Catholic
    Demostrating yet again that the Catholic Cafeteria is as spiritually filling as the othodox deli.
  • Bad Catholic
    A "Bad in Name Only" Catholic voices strong opinions
  • Dappled Things
    Priests are busy. Thankfully, some blog, unapologetically
  • Disputations
    Criticial thinking of the highest order from a Venn Master, demonstrating that reason is the most effective apologetics
  • Journey to Vatican III
    Rebecca Nappi, Theologian and Newpaper Columnist with rare insights
  • Flos Carmeli
    Discussions in a Carmelite Tradition
  • The Lesser of Two Weevils
    A zen Catholic studying Hebrew and finding God in quantum physics is sure to have interesting things to say!
  • Built on a Rock
    Commentary on ecumenical issues is unsurpassed.
  • Noli Irritare Leones
    Yet another thoughtful calm commentary on religion, Catholics, politics and the world written by a non-Catholic.
  • Catholic Sensibility
    A "peace"ful website by a sensible Catholic liturgist usually avoiding the Catholic blog fratricide
  • Real Live Preacher
    OK, OK, He's not even Catholic--But he's a model for the unapologetic Christian who evangelizes with the lure of a Cristian life well lived and observed, not the hammer of screaming apologetics hellfire and brimstone.
  • Open Book
    Most unapologetic site by a true apologetic Catholic in the best sense of the word
  • Catholicism, Spirituality and Holiness
    Thoughtful Catholic man combines family, career and faith.

Noteworthy Catholic and Religious Blogs

  • A Cautious Man
    Pointing out that we could all be a little more cautious in forming our instant internet opinions. Heed his advice.
  • Beanbag Central
    Capital "C" equals Catholic Chaos at aptly named site.
  • Catholic and Enjoying It!
    Intentionally apologetic, can be over the top outrageous, provocative, but freqently informative, thoughtful and spirtitual
  • Fath Based Politiics
    Politics informed by faith--backwards from the usual. Maybe two ii's are better after all.
  • Musings of An Ordinary Catholic
    Not so ordinary musings
  • Ragamuffin Ramblings
    Words of wisdom from the Windy City
  • Sancta Sanctis
    You cannot miss Chesterton Thursdays! Comprehensive list of Catholic websites and a beatiful site that lives up to its name.
  • St. Blog's Parish Hall
    Graciously maintained by a holy person, whose virtue must be patience, a lengthy list of Catholic blogs, both apologetic and unapologetic.
  • The Squire
    Running from the thought police, and he's got a long way to go.
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Roy

Thank you for your post. Thank you for sharing your life.

Enbrethiliel

+JMJ+

This is a beautiful post. Thank you.

Elena

The only thing that has ever comforted me at the loss of a loved one, was the reminder that we will all meet together in the next world. If I didn't believe in that, I don't know how I would have gone on sometimes. I do not know how people with out a faith in everlastin life get through grief.

I am sorry for the loss of your wife.

Noreen

Thanks for sharing your story. It is very moving and the comments are familiar. I pray that you and your sons find the Peace the World Cannot Give in Jesus. That is the only solace that I know of. Not that it makes the "worldly" any easier. God bless you.

Unapolgetic Catholic

I agree with Elena. I did ask the priest the day after to convince me again of life after death, as if that could be done analytically. I wanted to feel that I would see her again, even if that meeting was a few decades away. As long as I knew the separation was not permanent, I could begin to "do the time." The prirest, of course, laughed at me, and said he would not try to convince me. He simply told me he could not do his *own* job unless he belived that with his whole heart and soul, and he intended to do his *own* job thorugh my wife's funeral. That was exactly what I needed to hear at that moment.

I'm sorry the comments seem so similar to Noreen. I warn people who have recently lost a loved one that weird comments will be made. These are not made out of maliciousness, but often reveal a person's own insecurities or simple speechlessness in facing another person's devastating loss.

I do not know the details of how people will be united after death. I need to focus on my own salvation in the time I have left and work towards the salvation of others who I love.

Enlightenment

First let me offer my condolences. Second I will answer your "Why does God allow ____?" question. The answer is simple. Because if He intervened to prevent every tornado from hitting every trailer park we would all just be God's puppet show, not beings with free will. As cold as it sounds, humanity is better off with God NOT intervening to prevent every tragedy, because if He did it would be at the cost of our own humanity. The book "A Clockwork Orange" by Anthony Burgess explores a similar train of thought, asking the question "Are we better off as humans that can decide on our own whether to do right or wrong, knowing that most will choose to do wrong? Or would it be better if we were all "programmed" to do good and to never sin?" The answer is of course that we are better off being humans with all the warts rather than being basically robots, but it is a very profound question he asks.

Enlightenment

And I meant no disrespect or coldness whatsoever in the above post, just trying to answer a question that a lot of people have (and that I myself had at one time) and I think the answer is like I said, that we on earth are basically left to our own devices so to speak. Of course this doesn't make any loss easier to take, but it at least appears to make more sense of it. Again, my condolences regarding your tragedy.

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