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

Talmida

Hi UC,

As usual, your post has made me do some serious thinking. One of the comments I've read over the past month or so (and I wish I could remember the source) said that Christ didn't come to end our suffering, but to give meaning to it.

I keep pondering this.

I don't know if it is true, there has not been a lot of suffering in my life, but I can see that it has the possibility of truth in it.

Contrast that with the Mourner's Kaddish - where the mourner doesn't even mention death or the deceased but simply praises God's name. The idea that it is expected for one to be angry with God in the face of tragedy and that the only response to this is to praise God and affirm his existence appeals to me.

Maybe we don't need to know why. Maybe we just need to accept that God exists and that we are still alive, and we still need Him.

I may have this all wrong, but it seems to me that although theology tries to explain why, what we need in the midst of tragedy is just comfort - God exists. God is still there. God is. And we will never figure God out.

Job said it: the Lord gives, the Lord takes away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

A disaster like this one just makes me numb -- shocked in the face of the destructive power of earth -- and I try to translate that awe into fear of God, whose reasons and justice and logic and plan I will never understand with my puny human brain.

Steve Bogner

I'm pretty much in agreement with all this - and you gave me some good stuff to chew on for a while. I've kept coming backing to this, letting it kind of sink in, bit by bit.

Talmida - I think it was Stephen Bauer at Musings of an Ordinary catholic who said Jesus came to give new meaning to our suffering.

Lauren

I was a catholic for 32 years and God never answered my prayers. I have seen more of God in the last six months than any other time in my life. Why? Because I stopped believing that a priest (man) could forgive me my sins and put my faith in Jesus Christ alone. I know understand when the bible says we will suffer for Christ, but He's worth it. There is a deeper truth to be found in God's word by obeying it. I will pray for you too. God bless.

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