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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Steve Bogner

Thanks for your analysis on this, I appreciate it. Honestly addressing the issues is critical, but will be tough to do because it makes people uncomfortable and upsets the status quo. I think that's why VOTF is so vilified - people just don't want to take a clear, open look at the abuse and injustice in the church today.


I remember reading an article in Commonweal not to far back about Voices of the Ordained (VOTO), a reform movement of (mostly older) priests. One priest argued that "orthodoxy" among young priests is rewarded with choice parish assignments. Anecdotally, I have seen one or two bursting-at-the-walls wealthy suburban parishes pastored by young conservatives.

Another reason for an *apparent* rise in orthodoxy -- it pays well.

Unapologetic Catholic

There is some slight evidence that is so in our own diocese. Some priests who were outspoken in the sex abuse crisis rwere denied appointments as pastors as had been promised. The instead were invited to take a one year sabaticals and then assigments as parochal vicars in less desirable parishes.

But i'm not sure what a "desirable" parish is for a priest. My own former parish, wealthy and by the beach in Sunny Southern Calif, was deemed more undesirable that the others operated by the Franciscans on Indian Reservations and in inner city Oakland because those had more opportunities to save souls than ours apparently did. Most priests after assigment to our parish realized we needed as much spritual help as any other parish, if not more. We certainly had fewer excuses for our sins.

Funky Dung

I just recently discovered this blog, so I'm not clear on your stances yet. Do you agree with the Church's sexual teachings? If not, why not?

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