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July 2, 2013

A Catholic blog list

evelyn @ 2:47 pm

Blogrolls (lists of blogs connected with one’s own) are not something I’m good at, as readers of this blog may have noticed. It’s like Facebook and Twitter – I just can’t get used to the idea. Forth in Praise does of course have its own list of blogs and websites concerning Catholic liturgical music. The list is kept on the Music for the New Mass page, as the place people are most likely to look for such things, and I check the sites frequently.

Occasionally, though, I go surfing elsewhere for Catholic news, without following any particular pattern, and on one of these expeditions I came across a blog about – blogs.  Catholic ones, to be precise.

British Catholic Blogs is basically a list of links, neatly and carefully set out in both alphabetical and update order. It is the brainchild of Catholic layman Malcolm, who must have put a lot of work and surfing into setting up this very useful site. And there is a standing invitation to Catholic bloggers not already on the list, which is how the Forth in Praise Organists’ Blog has now arrived there.

The blogs have their Catholicism in common, but otherwise show great variety. Those I have looked at include discussion, theology, event information, poetry and straightforward prayer. But what really impresses me is the sheer number of them. Those who think we are becoming a secular society should take a look at this lot. Many of them are Scottish, too.

So well done, Malcolm – a good piece of work.

PS One thing I haven’t been able to find is any information on the identity of our own new archbishop, promised by the end of June …


  1. While it is true that “British Catholic Blogs” is very comprehensive, a minor criticism is that some blogs are not British. More serious, I have found – admittedly in the past – links to blogs associated with organizations which are not in communion with the See of Rome, e.g, blogs by members of the “Ecumenical Catholic Church”. When I queried this with the blogger I was told that it was not for him to decide whether a site was orthodox or not.

    Comment by Colin Barnes — July 2, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

  2. … for example: “Contemplative Catholic”.

    Comment by Colin Barnes — July 2, 2013 @ 6:22 pm

  3. Thanks for your comments, Colin Barnes, and I’m sure most people wouldn’t mind the odd non-British blog, especially if it is a good one. However, I can appreciate your concern about possible ‘rogue’ blogs which may look Catholic, but are not really so. I’m sure Malcolm will be doing what he can to filter these – you may want to contact him with suggestions.

    Nevertheless, I think this gathering of blogs is a good idea, and your comments above will help readers, of this blog at least, to guard against impostors.

    Comment by evelyn — July 3, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

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