joecatholic

I am beyond pissed right now.

Porn bloggers hacked my favorite Catholic blog and are making a mockery of it. This poor guy did nothing but run a wonderful blog centered around his faith and these idiots came in and decided it would be fun to just tear it all to bits. I cannot stand people who find so much joy in making other’s lives a misery.

Why I Am a Catholic

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker

I am a Catholic because the Catholic faith stands the world on it’s head. It turns over the tables. It makes you expect the unexpected. Just when you thought you had it figured it out, the Catholic Church, like a mischievous and shrewd old woman, pulls a trick on you, calls you to step out of the comfort zone and be radical once again. In every age and in every place Catholicism has been subversive, and the message of Jesus Christ is only good news when it is subversive.

I’m also Catholic because Catholicism provides a time tested and true method for ascertaining religious truth. It avoids supernatural explanations while not being so dogmatic as to rule them out altogether. It demands that we use our human reason, but then says human reason is not enough. It requires obedience to an authority, but says that this obedience is to true religion as a map is for the journey. Catholicism is inclusive where it should be and exclusive where it should be. I’m Catholic because I wish to affirm all, for a man is most often right in what he affirms and wrong in what he denies.

You Too!

joecatholic replied to your post: Catholic Awesomeness on Tumblr

Not to pat myself on the back but my own blog features quotes from various saints, scripture verses, Daily Catechism excerpts, links to great Catholic articles, and great videos too!

Hey, I was going to mention you the next time around, but you’re right… your blog deserves more attention! Thanks for all you do!

Psalm 31: 18-20

“The righteous cry out, the LORD hears and he rescues them from all their afflictions.The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed. Many are the troubles of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him from them all.”

I know I don’t express my faith as often as I should on this blog, but as soon as someone messed with Catholicism, I’m up defending mother Church like no other. I can’t even begin to tell you how furious I am at the audacity of some people, but then I have to remind myself that The Lord let’s things like this happen for a reason.