Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Just thinking ...

I have been thinking since Saturday and today I think my thoughts finally congealed into something worth talking about. Basically the class Chris and I took on Saturday made me wonder how most people would react to that class if they are either non-Catholic or Catholic but either not practicing or not well-versed in what the Church teaches.

This class had a lot of things in it that I would have found totally surprising 5 or more years ago. Today, I am much more informed and the class was reinforcement or better explanations of what I already knew. Even maybe subconsciously knew.

Now, I am by no means a scholar nor do I claim to know a whole lot about the Church. But I like learning new things. I'm also a librarian, so I know how to find things too (or I should, in theory).

So I had a thought: how about starting a "Catholic Topic of the Week" on this blog.

This means that I have to plan to post something like that once a week, which might take some planning, but hopefully you'll all forgive me if I miss a week.

I was thinking it would be fun to learn new things, to provide links for more information on a topic, or just to reflect on a Church teaching. Plus, all my non-Catholic friends might find it helpful to see what the Catholic Church is all about, since I know there are lots of misconceptions out there.

So, I think I might try this for a little bit and see how it goes. But first I need a topic. Anyone have a suggestion for a great way to begin? Once I have an idea I can do a little research and post something next week. I don't plan on getting theological (I can probably point you to those blogs if that's what you want). I want to keep it simple: just little windows into the Catholic Faith.

Any suggestions?


  1. A topic that has come up twice in conversation over the past week: Deacons can perform marriage. It would be interesting to know more about this plus in the latter conversation there was discussion about only being able to marry in the church. It cannot be an outside ceremony or ceremony outside a church. At the same time, I learned that it doesn't have to be a Catholic Church. I would be interesting in learning more about this. Thanks :-)

    And yes, I believe we will let you slip now and again. You will be doing such a great service for us.

  2. A great service? Really? Well, let's see how this goes before we go that far.

    You're not going to let me start with an easy topic, are you? That is an interesting one and something I think I can try to tackle a little bit, but I will have to look some of your questions up.

    Thanks for the suggestion! Any others?

  3. LOL...next time you will be more careful of when you ask the question...somehow you will make sure that I have not be recently stimulated with a great topic for your discussion...by the way good luck on that one...

    I look forward to hearing what you have to offer.