Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Laudato Si and Romano Guardini | Word on Fire

Laudato Si and Romano Guardini | Word on Fire  Father Robert Barron's insights on Laudato Si''s theological foundations in the work of Romano Guardini. Very important reading...

Waiting on the Lord! Tick-Tock!

Waiting on the Lord! Tick-Tock!  Blog post by Virginia Lieto, a rising Catholic blogger from North Carolina.  Short, sweet, to the point...with St. Francis de Sales!

The Essential Catholic Hipster Survival Guide: The Catholic Hipster's 2015 #HilariousCatholicWeb ...

The Essential Catholic Hipster Survival Guide: The Catholic Hipster's 2015 #HilariousCatholicWeb ...: One awesome thing about the internet is the massive amount of Catholic humor out there.



When I mention the #NewCatholicRenaissance, these are the sorts of blogs I have in mind.  Why can't the New Evangelization start with a smile and a good laugh (usually at ourselves)?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LAUDATO SI' -- video





Enjoy this video on Laudato Si'.  The internet is currently exploding with commentaries Catholic and not.  This blog will contribute to that mess soon, but not right now.  A great resource is the Catholic Apostolate Center's info-laden website.  Go visit them!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Love, Tolerance, and the Making of Distinctions | Word on Fire

Love, Tolerance, and the Making of Distinctions | Word on Fire  Father Robert Barron blogs on philosophical distinctions, love & hate, and what 'tolerance' really means.  Father Barron has the theological Midas touch;  everything he produces turns to gold.  We all know this, but sometimes we all need to take time and *read*him* to remind ourselves.  Barron:



Distinctions are called for, furthermore, regarding the word “tolerance,” which is bandied about constantly today. Typically, it has come to mean acceptance and even celebration. Thus, if one is anything shy of ecstatic about gay marriage or transgenderism, one is insufficiently “tolerant.” In point of fact, the term implies the willingness to countenance a view or activity that one does not agree with. Hence, in the context of our wise political system, each citizen is required to tolerate a range of opinions that he finds puzzling, erroneous, repugnant or even bizarre. There are lots of good reasons for this toleration, the most important of which are respect for the integrity of the individual and the avoidance of unnecessary civil strife, but it by no means implies that one is obliged to accept or celebrate those perspectives. Thus, one should certainly tolerate the right of a person to become transgendered without feeling, at the same time, obliged to exult in that person’s choice.



Read the rest here.  Father Barron writes about the Bruce/Caitlynn Jenner situation, but surely these insights apply to more than just that one instance.