Here are a few miscellaneous notes I’ve been meaning to cover:
Questions about Catholicism?
I’m starting to get a lot of emails from people who tell me that they’re exploring Catholicism but feel completely alone in their journeys. If you are in this position, or just have some questions about Catholic teaching, I highly recommend the Yahoo group called The Catholic Spitfire Grill. Red Neck Woman, a convert to Catholicism, started it with some other convert friends as “a safe place to ask questions of Catholics” since she was overwhelmed with questions on that topic on a religious forum she frequents.
I’ve been a member of the list for a couple weeks now and really like what I’ve seen so far. It’s a great support network for those who are in the process of converting to Catholicism, as well as a helpful source of information for those who might not be interested in converting but would just like some questions answered. Recently people have written in with questions along the lines of “What’s the deal with Mary?”, “Why do you pray the Rosary?”, “Why do some Catholics wear medals?”, “Do Catholics have ‘personal relationships’ with Jesus?”, “Why is there a Pope?”, etc. and all have resulted in friendly discussion.
Highlights from my links blog
In case you missed it, here are some of my favorite links I’ve highlighted on my links blog recently:
- Free PDF’s of classic books on the topic of religion.
- Kristen writes one of the most gripping blog posts I’ve ever read (again).
- The Modesty Survey – I thought it was fascinating. You’ll see from the comments that not everyone shared my enthusiasm for the project. 🙂
- The story behind that famous photograph of an unborn baby reaching out and touching the doctor’s hand during in-utero surgery.
Those are just a few that stood out to me in recent days. Enjoy!
Blogs by seekers?
As you can probably guess, I have a soft spot for people who blog through the process of seeking God / religion / answers to life’s big questions / etc. I was considering putting up a post with a list of blogs on that topic but I’m not sure how many are out there. If you have a blog that is primarily about “religious seeking” (for lack of a better term), leave a comment or email me. (Or, if you’ve ever thought of starting one, now’s your chance!)
Drew Mariani Show
I’ll be on the Drew Mariani Show again tomorrow (Monday) during their pledge drive, sometime around 3:20 CST (times subject to change). I’ll be telling everyone why they must stop what they’re doing right now and donate.
Happy Mother’s Day and blessed Pentecost!
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