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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Comments

Elena

It was the apologetics of Scott Hahn and his wife Kimberly that brought my husband and I back into the heart of the Catholic church and renewed our Catholic Faith. Perhaps we found their particular style "convincing" because they peppered it with their stories of their own faith journey. Nonetheless I have since found apologetics books such as by Kreeft, Stravinskas etc. to be very helpful and educational.

c matt

I think a lot of the problem with ID is that it is largely seen and often argued as a default. That is, (macro)evolution is not proven, therefore ID must be true. The fact is that we just really don't know (something science types have a hard time saying). The big problem with macroevol is that it is based largely on projections from micro-evolution. Not a bad guestimate as far as guestimates go, but far from being conclusively established.

Steven Riddle

Dear Unapologetic and C-matt,

My primary difficulty with macroevolution is that there is simply no causitive mechanism. What selection mechanism is operative at a level above the individual or, very possibly the species? There isn't one. How do you evolve a phylum? You don't, you evolve a species that is recognized as a member of a new phylum later. So macroevolutionary mechanisms are simply hypothetical constructs. We see lacunae, therefore we posit this to fill them.

I have relatively little problem with the "holes" ID sees in evolutionary theory. They are really there, they presently have no explanation. That does not validate some of the asusmptions of ID theory. However, I must admit that I don't see the real problem with positing evolutionary mechanisms set in place by an intelligence that already knows what will happen. This is not ID, but rather how Evolution works when God has already set out the rules.

shalom,

Steven

Unapologetic Catholic

I certainly agree that God has worked a wonder in creation of life on earth. The more I read on evolutionary issues, I see that evolution is pretty complete in itself--something I would expect from a magnificent God. As I’ve written below, some aspects of the current “Intelligent Design” theory are simply bad science and worse theology. I would summarize my own belief as thinking God created life on earth through the mechanism of evolution.

The macro/micro evolution distinction appears to me to be artificial. Phylum refers to body type and is somewhat artificial.   This website has a series of fabulous interphyla examples, showing the artists conception and a photo of the fossil itself. 

A very interesting article!

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