Saturday, April 21, 2007

An unfortunate casualty

As I have been meandering around, I'm finding a pattern on some blogs I frequent. Fellow traditional Catholics have had to mention "comments" or disable the "anonymous" setting lately. Oddly, in my travels, I have not noticed many liberal/cafeteria Catholic blogs(or at least any that are successful). My advice is, if you are upset that you can't get your agenda out, start your own blog to do so. Trying to convert a traditional or orthodox Catholic to your camp is fruitless. To my anonymous commentors that were respectful but challenged my opinions and choices, I apologize. To those who hid behind the anonymous feature to slam me, my family and threaten me, please find another target. I pray for you that God may send you inspiration for a hobby other than trolling traditional Catholic blogs. I wanted to post this out of respect for those that used the anonymous feature with good reason and did not mean ill will. I need to give a shout out to V is for Victory! and her post on rogue phantom comments for my inspiration. She even prominently features some of this vile in her category "Victory Endorsements". If you don't believe there are other traditional Catholics such as myself out there, check my blog roll. I don't reject the Magestarium, I don't pick and choose what to believe. I am, however, 100% a traditional Catholic. I don't accept "creative liturgies", OCP Music that was derived by folk musicians(see New Advent, Ecclesiastical Music if unclear on what constitutes sacred music as set forth in the motu proprio, Tra le Sollecitudini and other sources.), Life Teen Mass(ones not up to par with GIRM/rock bands/crowding the altar, etc), "encouraging" girls to be servers(yes, this is an abuse, they are permitted, not to be encouraged), Communion under both kinds is given in all circumstances (Prohibited- an abuse). I could go further but I have to move on. I appreciate my fellow bloggers and love being a part of a huge Catholic blog community. While I don't always agree with the comments, any comment given with kindness and taste I have published and tried to respond. Thank you for your interest in my blog and opinions. I hope to clear up any confusion from my regulars with this entry.

6 comments:

Ma Beck said...

A big "Amen" from the congregation.
:)

Jacob said...

This is why I like WordPress for my blog instead of Blogger. I can moderate comments a lot better, even seeing their IP address. Plus, it is so much cooler than Blogger! But now you've made me put something back on my old blog so that people can read about me if they want to see how bad this priestly-looking guy is who is berating a fellow Catholic.
J/K I would never berate you, thornie, unless you started singing "City of God"!! Then I'm bringing out the liturgical shotgun!

a thorn in the pew said...

Dang. I'd hate to think of how the liturgical shotgun would be loaded...lol(ok, now the words are going through my head...."let our tears be turned into dancing"....ack!) I may look at migrating at some point. I had some nice regulars who were posting as anonymous and hopefully, once the dust settles I may set it back.

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

Sorry to hear the trolls have been after you.

Mac McLernon said...

Hallo, Thorn... (if I may be so bold as to abbreviate your name on first acquaintance!!)

Just discovered your blog. Excellent! And sorry you've had a run-in with the anonymous brigade.

a thorn in the pew said...

Thanks for stopping by! Abbreviate is fine. Some names are too long.