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

.9x sounds good to me. Actually, that's probably a good goal for anyone, not only clergy.

Steve F.

I'd agree that there is a difference between brutal honesty, rigorous honesty, and necessary honesty. Let's face it - if your priest's name shows up on the police blotter, he'd likely better do some 'splainin'. (If there are children involved, his successor better be the one doing the explaining.)

But discretion (and simply maintaining appropriate boundaries) would suggest that he leave the rigorous/brutal honesty for the confessional - where it belongs.

I also wonder (if this is not the first time this has happened) if there shouldn't be some mandatory leave and treatment, enforced by his superiors. Here in Chicago, where the Catholic population is higher than average, there are a number of priests, brothers and sisters who are mainstays of our AA circles.

Those folks - including a number of my friends - didn't find their ways to AA because they were looking for American Airlines - but because loving and concerned peers, superiors and/or parish councils said, "We love you; we respect you, and the position you hold. But this behavior is unacceptable...something's gotta change."

The problem is that there is a stronger-than-average sense of denial in the institutional church - that because someone is "Father," "Pastor," "Sister," or "Elder," that they are somehow just to wait until the Holy Spirit smacks 'em sober. Obviously, I don't know 99% of the details - but if there's anything I can do, let me know...

Unapologetic Catholic

I think Father Y was using his own experiiences as stepping stone to make a reasonable disclosure to the parishioners nad to make a pointthat we are all sinners. As I got to know him better I learned that he hosted the parish AA meetings, and was very active in addressing and dealing with all forms of addictive behavior because he knew the harmful effects first hand. I thought he was a wonderful prierst and, although he was transferred to a new parish, I still stay in touch with him.

susan rose

I remember being in Religion class Senior Year in my Catholic high school when this answer came up.

Fr. Tom gave a most honest answer, and kids were taken a bit aback by it. But it's stuck with me the 15 years since, and was really the first time I saw a priest as a real honest-to-God human being.

That said, you don't want to know everything. They need some secrets, as well as some surprising life story fact to pull out of a hat at JUST the right moment.


11 BS detectors? God, how many do you have total?
More seriously, Catholics have been taught that priests are role models for everything: human wisdom, prayer, biblical knowledge, judgment, etc. But what kind of education says "your father is always right"?

Unapologetic Catholic

I have sevral teenagers, I need all the B.S. detectors I get get.

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