Hey, thanks for checking out the Catholic Diatribes blog. This blog for the ages reflects the way I see and understand things from a Catholic perspective, which means it’s the way everyone else should think about everything all the time. I am a father of nine, because God trusts my parenting skills a whole lot more than I do. As a lifelong Catholic, I wish I could say that I have always taken the faith seriously, but like many others I went through a period in my younger college years where I did not. However, God was generous and patient and brought me back into the fold in adulthood. I am by no means perfect, and never will be. And you don’t realize how difficult it is to admit that. And don’t tell my kids.
I can have some very sharp opinons on things. I usually try to be measured and deliberate with how I state what I’m thinking, and I expect this to be the normal type of post that you’ll find from me. There’s a Christian admonition that says “in all things, charity.” I don’t really like that admonition. So… you will find that from time to time I allow some edginess or sarcasm to creep into my posts. I do not apologize for this, though maybe I should. But I firmly believe that there are times when a point is best made with bluntness, sarcasm, irony, perturbation, and even anger that is reflected in the words in a post. That being said, it’s not like I go out of my way to be controversial, and all in all I’m a pretty nice guy (at least my wife says I am). So, in the end, hopefully my opinions at least serve the purpose of being thought-provoking, entertaining, and a worthwhile read.
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