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

dulac

Thanks for a very clear post. It sounds incredibly crass, but the Schindlers are really abusing the justice system at this point and Mr. Schindler's recent statements (pointing to a court conspiracy to kill his daughter) are starting to make me wonder why all of these clergy serving as their spokesmen aren't ministering to them.

At any rate, I've gladly used my student access to Westlaw and Lexis to read a lot of the old decisions and briefs and a few trial transcripts. What is most fascinating is that now the Schindlers are pressing a *24th* decision on the claim that Terri has not received due process. From what I can see, Terri has probably received more process from the Florida courts than any other Floridian in history. In almost every appeal, from what I can tell, the court gave the Schindlers an enormous amount of leeway in the presentation of evidence to support their claims -- which neither they nor the doctors they have put on the stand have managed to find.

Talmida

Thanks for explaining this, UC. I was beginning to wonder if American law had anything at all in common with Canadian and British common law.

A Queen's Bench judge once told me, if you want Justice, go to God. The courts are about Law. A judge applies the law; he does not write it.

I suppose that's true up to a degree, but we in Canada, at least, are at the point where Parliament often abdicates and our Supreme Court ends up essentially making law. It seems to me a cowardly form of government -- our judges are not elected, so there is no downside to them making unpopular law.

I suppose the Government uses the judiciary to test out legislation and see what the people will stand for, without having to put its own neck out and risk losing an election. It is frustrating.

Rick

Amazing -- heard the radio story on the way in to work this a.m. -- that the appeals court has agreed to a new hearing.

The news story said the exact same thing as the "one bite at the apple" section, that all of the courts have been reviewing the arguments without reconsidering the facts and -- unsurprisingly -- reached the same conclusions.


According to NPR: . The court will consider the facts of the case, rather than whether previous Florida court rulings met legal standards.

Unapologetic Catholic

The federal law did require a fresh review of the evidence. This is what lawyers would call "de novo" review.

This is widely considered to be extremely unfair, and there are some serious constitutional issues. I think the enactment of this federal was a huge set back to the pro-life movement because it burned a lot of political capital and yet deeply offended many allies.

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