Catholicism: Delving into the Holy See
Mover of nations, maker of kings, director of souls—the Catholic Church looms large on the world stage, as well as in the religious world. The sheer enormity of the Church's presence, the length of its history and the depth of its theology can intimidate the scholarly and the religious neophyte alike. But this ancient faith has entered the 21st century with gusto, maintaining an impressive presence online to help you research, explore and interact with Catholicism.
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With the large presence of the Vatican and Catholic churches on the Web, it's easy to forget that the Catholic Church is made up primarily of its members. Culture, religion, faith, charity, the Vatican, world news: All can be found on Catholic blogs.
- The blogosphere is huge, even the Catholic corner of it, so a comprehensive list of the best-quality Catholic blogs out there is nearly impossible to compile. To find more Catholic blogs, surf the blogrolls of the Catholic blogs you enjoy.
- Remember that blogs are a highly subjective source of information and are not intended to represent the values and opinions of the entire Catholic community.
For Catholic blog directories ...
Catholic Blog Directory
is a simple but rich alphabetical list of Catholic blogs, with additional sections for blogs by members of the clergy. Browse here for some real finds.
Saint Blogs Parish
is a directory of hundreds of Catholic blogs. Browse the categories listed at the top of the page.
For some leading Catholic blogs ...
is an excellent window on the modern world through the eyes of Catholics, written by a group of politically and demographically diverse bloggers.
Whispers in the Loggia
meticulously tracks the day-to-day events of the Catholic church. The author, Rocco Palmo, has cultivated an array of insider sources, and his blog has about 8,000 readers a day, some of whom are Church officials. Palmo claims that the Pope himself reads the blog, but even if he doesn't, the blog is a detailed source for lay people curious about the Vatican.
focuses more on issues of faith and doctrine than on news or current events. Come here for a layperson's take on the state of the Catholic faith and for theological discussion.
is a playful yet well-written blog on Catholicism, the world and the life of its author, a lay ecclesial minister. True to its name, the author doesn't shy away from the kind of language and emotion you find on the rest of the blogosphere, bringing a refreshing everyday humanity to her writing.
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