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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I think of myself as a member of the religious left, but I probably lean towards the center. ;)

I believe in an omnipotent God. I think He CAN interfere in individual lives, but I don't think He chooses to very often.

What does it mean, though, to emphasize the authority of the human in action with that deity?

I would have thought that the left, as a group, would de-emphasise the authority of the human, but by that I mean the human/institutional churches. I see the left as being far less drawn to organized religion, which is, in my opinion, a human construct.

Or does that line mean that God gave us reason and expects us to use it - does human here mean individual? Are we talking the priesthood of all believers? I know some very right-leaning Baptists who support that.

I've read this quotation a dozen times, but I still can't get a handle on it.

What do you think it means?

Steve Bogner

One of the differences I see between the left & right religious is that the left sees themselves as participants with God's actions in this world, while the religious right sees themselves as the objects of God's actions. One side acts with God, and the other side acts because God makes them do so. God is with us vs. God is on our side.

Maybe that's a subtle diference, but I think not. That orientation, I think, leads to the left's view of themselves as having some level of human authority in God's actions in the world. It leads to a sort-of religious humanism (or like the title of the current book I'm reading - Ignatian Humanism) - a way of thinking and acting that connects the concern of people with acts of divine salvation.

Unapologetic Catholic

It might be a different way of saying "God helps those who help themselves." And I mean that in a very spritual way--God works through His human agents perhaps by showering His grace, upon them so that they can use their own intellect and reason-- God's gifts to them--to achieve His glory."
That's all I can think of right now.


Gentlemen, thank you! That helps. The American experience of the religious right is far different from my own. But this explanation of the religious left certainly rings true.


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