A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Catholic Carnival XLVI - Storms

The storms of politics

In Voting Restrictions Racist?, Ales Rarus asks "Would requiring photo IDs at polling sites, a law recently passed in Georgia, be abused and become a tool for race discrimination and intimidation? Perhaps a better idea would be to borrow a trick from the Catholic Church."

In Roberts, Lincoln and the Roles of Preachers and Politicians, HerbEly... following upon Washington Post writer Shailagh Murray's "vivid picture of the religious controversy surrounding the Senate hearings on the nomination of John Roberts for the Supreme Court.... uses Abraham Lincoln's remarks on advice of abolitionist ministers on the Emancipation Proclamation to reflect on the limits of the prophetic role of the Bishops in giving advice to politicians."

The storms of truth telling

In The Catholic Church on Social Communications, The Church Online offers a list of resources from a Catholic Christian perspective on Social Communications (especially pertaining to the Internet).

In Love, Reconciliation, and the Church, HMS Blog provides "A reflection on Jesus’ words about correction of sinners in" last Sunday's Gospel.

The storms of spiritual journeys

In The Hopefulness of St. Augustine, Living Catholicism reflects on how "Saint Augustine’s life can inspire us both as penitent sinners and concerned parents."

In Looking Back, Doxology, who was received into the Catholic Church this past Saturday, gives "a retrospective with a few of the posts that have documented our journey over the past year (we've been on the road to full communion since just past Easter, 2003)."

The storm that was Katrina

In Angels, Hurricanes, and the Divine Physician, Mere Catholic "discusses some of the possible reasons behind natural disasters, including battles between the angelic virtues and powers and the demons intent on using tragedy to cause people to lose faith."

In The sufferings of Christ, A Penitent Blogger, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, offers a reflection on suffering.

In Thoughts Floating on the Surface of the Floodwaters, Our Word and Welcome to It says that "In the face of this disaster, we hardly know what to say, but there are things that Katrina can tell us about ourselves."