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7 Deadly Sins Of Catholic Blogging

I have been a Catholic blogger for many years now. The one thing you do as a Catholic blogger is read a lot of Catholic blogs. Over that time, I have come to realize that there a certain offenses deadly to a Catholic blogger. Some are deadly to your blog, some are deadly to you readers, and some are deadly to your soul. I have committed some these offenses myself, but you will never get me to admit which ones. Read 7 "Deadly Sins Of Catholic Blogging"

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3 comments:

priest's wife said...

poor Jen F has a baby in the NICU...I hope she has a better sense of humor than I (your joke- even though it is funny- would put me in the doldrums if I were she)

Joseph D'Hippolito said...

Patrick, I understand the article's humor but I think you missed the real Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Blogging.

1. Distorting opposing arguments
2. Engaging in non-stop personal attacks
3. Refusing to address legitimate opposing arguments
4. Using excessively vile language to demonize ideological targets
5. Disregarding sound principles of research and argument
6. Hiding behind a facade of victimization when called out
7. Obsessively pursuing people who have the unmitigated temerity to challenge said blogger, even to the point of calling them at work or engaging in campaigns of defamation.

Exhibit A:
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/joseph-hippolito/a-catholic-writers-propaganda-for-iran/

Exhibit B:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2012/03/joe-dhippolito.html

Exhibit C:
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/joseph-hippolito/the-propagandist-strikes-back%E2%80%A6and-strikes-out/

Admittedly, those exhibits do not completely reflect every one of the "Seven Sins." If you want that, here's...

Exhibit D:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/bannedbymarkshea/

I rest my case....

Tom Ryan said...

Should Catholics blog at all?
http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/archive-2006-1115-should_catholics_blog.htm

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