Res et Explicatio for A.D. 7-23-2009
Salvete AC readers!
Buckle Up! Because here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world:
1. I want to welcome Blackadder to American Catholic. Yes, it’s belated, but needed nonetheless. He has been an excellent addition to our fledgling website. He’s written many exceptional posts over at Vox Nova and we are glad to have him here with us. He also writes at the fine political group blog, Southern Appeal.
2. Meaningless word of the day, Ecumenism.
A close second, Interreligious Dialogue.
…which dovetails very well into my third pick…
3. Caritas in veritate, as some critics suggest, may have been a poorly written encyclical. The argument goes that unlike the previous two encyclicals, Deus caritas est and Spe salvi, Caritas in veritate was a group effort. Which may explain the many delays in issuing the encyclical. And also why it has so far received a mixed response from all across the theological and political spectrum.
Not to worry, in my humble opinion, Ut Unum Sint is by far the most poorly written encyclical within the past 100 years. How can one read this without defining ecumenism and its various neologisms. What utter confusion!
4. I’m sure this point will be overlooked now that I may have started a tempest over Ut Unum Sint, but nonetheless here we go…
Many of us here at American Catholic refer to our website at A.C. or sometimes T.A.C., for The American Catholic. While trying to fall asleep I was thinking of a cool name to refer to A.C. and presto, maybe we should add ‘Online‘ at the end of our name! So it would be The American Catholic Online, or T.A.C.O.!
5. A neat conversion story written by Louisiana’s Governor Bobby Jindal here.
6. And the Catholic World Report has apparently updated the image of their website. I’m not sure how recently they have done this, but it’s compact and easy on the eyes.
7. For the last Res et Explicatio click here.