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.