Wednesday, March 17, 2004

Blugging Some Great Blogs

Some of you may recall that a while back, I coined the neologism "Blug". To "blug" is to give a blog a plug.

The fact that absolutely no one else seems to have picked up on this new term will not, in the slightest way, dissuade me from using it.

At any rate, here are some great blogs:

I have blugged The Great Commandment before. The author, Fr. David Hudgins, is my friend and classmate from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. His most recent post is on repentance and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and is spot on. Also, his recent post "From Chaos back to Civilization" is a must-read if you want to get to the heart of the culture wars.

Another great blog by priests is Catholic Ragemonkey. Don't let the odd name throw you off. These guys are great, and once you get to know them, the name makes sense. This blog is the product of the fevered intellects of Frs. Shane Tharp and Stephen Hamilton. Fr. Hamilton is a sometime commentor here and on other blogs, and always has thoughtful things to say. Fr. Tharp was my classmate for the two-and-a half years I was at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. Because Fr. Tharp was there longer, the damage on him is more pronounced. He may very well have an even lower threshold for suffering fools than I do. Fr. Tharp and Fr. Hamilton make a good team.

Oswald Sobrino's Catholic Analysis is just that: thoughtful examinations of all manner of things - events in the news, social problems, and culture - from a Catholic perspective. His principal concern seems always to be "what does it mean to look at 'X' through the eyes of the Faith."

Pansy and Peony (those are their hobbit names) are the Two Sleepy Mommies. Their blog is a great place for thoughts on family life, being a Catholic woman, and living one's faith in the world. They're also pretty funny. They're two reasonably-well-adjusted Catholic women who take their faith seriously. They're now on my list of blogs I check every day.