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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Talmida

I was impressed with the Maccabees reading too -- especially when the priest read out the gory bits that had been omitted from the Lectionary.

What I find really intriguing is that the books of the Maccabees are uniquely catholic. Neither the protestants nor the Jews include these two books in their Bibles.

The books are interesting history (I particularly like the way the first one starts out with Alexander the Great), but I wonder why catholics felt them so necessary to the canon. Might be fun to look into.

Nice post. :)

Unapologetic Catholic

I also got a kick out of finding that the Maccabbes are indeed uniquely Catholic. I found that out when discussing the concept of Purgatory with a non-Catholic friend. She asked for the scriptural basis, and I looked up the Catholic source, which turns out to be a wonderful and poignant story in Maccabbees. My non-Catholic friend rejected the source because it was non-canonical. That may have been true from her prespective, but not from mine, and that's a different and more complicated discussion, but there is clearly a scriptural reference for the concept.

I got another laugh after we put our new family together. Since my stepsons are Jewish, we celebrate hanakah and I looked for religious readings and was amused to find that only in the Catholic bible is there the story of the miraculous oil. At our home hanakah service, we lit candles while I read from the Catholic bible. I told this to the Rabbi who also chuckled.

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