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Monday, 10 August 2015

Catholic Blogs. Do you think they help you in your Faith? Or are they harmful? Or Both?

Bishop Athanasius Schneider (a living Saint in my opinion), thanked the Catholic blogosphere last Autumn. He thanked them for exposing the real 'agenda' behind the Synod on the family in November of 2014. This infamous Synod became known by many names, such as "Sinnod" and "Spinod". Why? Because many cardinals were openly pushing for the acceptance of certain grave sins, (used to be called mortal sins in pre-Vatican 2), and the whole affair was being spinned, by the use of disingenuous and slippery language. Many good Catholic journalists such as Edward Pentin, did sterling work in uncovering some very naughty behaviour. Like the sabotaging of orthodox books on the family. 

Anyhow - what do you readers think?

I have had 2 schools of thought put to me.

On the one hand, various Catholics think blogs which expose scandals in the Church, can cause harm to 'weak-in-faith' Catholics, as they might drive Catholics out of the Church altogether. I can see that this might happen, as it did when all the pedophilia scandals were being exposed. I think many weak Catholics did leave. I know of one personally, who left as a result. Only 1 though.

On the other hand, I know of Catholics who say their faith has been strengthened as a result of these blogs.

So what do you readers think?

Should Catholic bloggers only write about fluffy kittens and Church of niceties, or should the scandals be truthfully reported on, however horrid they are?

Personally, I have found them to be a great help, because I pray more as a result of scandals.

Another thought. If Catholic blogs didn't report on scandals, they would be accused of being complicit in the 'cover-up'. If Catholic blogs only reported on the good things, then those prelates, who reject Church doctrines, might think they can get away with sowing yet more confusion to the Faithful. 

Something to ponder - what would have happened if there were blogs before and during the Second Vatican Council?! There would have been a bloggonic explosion. The blogosphere would have been in overdrive. 

It is complicated isn't it?

Comments invited


  1. It's probably not Catholic blogs which are or aren't the problem, but the Internet. Anybody can post anything and there's no Librarian to work out what's worth reading and what isn't.

    The big difference is that Catholic teaching was always pushed from above. The Internet means that Catholics can pull from wherever we want. This means that we can choose to find sources of information and authority different from our heterodox PP, Bishop, and Bishops' Conference, but it also means that we are running the risk of choosing our own Magisterium: both of these choices mean Protestantism. But what do we do when our PPs, Bishops and Bishops' Conferences are heterodox?

  2. Good Catholic blogs like yours strengthen my Faith. They are inspiring and informative. If only all blogs were like that!

    Other so-called Catholic blogs are full of the spirit of Vatican II. They can be confusing and spread wrong information. Probably best to avoid, if really bad because they can be a danger to the Faith like bad books.

  3. I think that traditional catholic women should stay in the kitchen, not on blogs.


  4. We are all called to be soldiers of Christ at our Confirmation, no matter what the venue. Battle here with a blog to help restore the Bride of Christ, or battle later on the actual battlefield surrounding Rome, though it may be both at some point. Not all can stay in the kitchen, nor should they, ala Joan of Arc. You keep your blog going, just like I decided to do.

    See this post as one reason why:


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