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In Memoriam

Deacon Joe Marotta The Journeyman Carpenter

died suddenly June 5th, 2013. Joe was 39. Ordained to the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese of Richmond, Va on 10/13/2012, Joe leaves his lovely wife Katie and five young children. May God, family, and friends comfort Katie and the children and may Joe's soul rest in the peace of Christ who he served with zeal and love.

 

Carrie Tomko (Still Running Off at the Keyboard) Died of cancer on April 6, 2009 Carrie had quite a few friends among St Blogs Parish members and one of her favorite topics was the danger that New Age & the occult present to Christians.

 

Michael Albert Dubriel (Annunciations) died of a heart attack suffered while exercising in a gym February 3, 2009. Michael was husband to Amy Wellborn (Charlotte Was Both) and father to two sons Michael and Joseph. Michael was a Catholic speaker and publisher and well known among the Saint Blog's community. Michael's obituary may be viewed here. Many in the Catholic blogging community have written about Michael but Amy said "Cathy Dee has done just about the best job of capturing who Michael was."

 

Fr. Todd Reitmeyer

, May 13, 1969 - May 24, 2006. Fr. Reitmeyer's blog is no longer available but an archive of the blog remains up at A Son Becomes A Father. A fellow priest and friend of Fr. Reitmeyer wrote about him for Catholic Men's Quarterly. You can read the article A Son Becomes a Father. The image in this memorial is cropped from an original displayed in a post on the blog Mireles Family News and is used with their permission.

 

Karen Marie Knapp (From The Anchor Hold) died August 2, 2007. Karen Marie is what many of us would like to be - a truly charitable but always unapologetic Catholic.

 

"5/14/02: Added a new page listing some of the Catholic "Blogs". Enjoy! I keep updating Scandal and Hope Page and will do the same with the Blog Page (and won't always mention this in "What's New...")"With this entry Gerard Serafin (Buggee) (A Catholic Blog for Lovers) began his "Catholic Blogs Page" in May of 2002. The list has been handed on since Gerard's untimely death November, 2004, and this site is the latest version of what Gerard began.

 

About St Blog’s Parish

What is St. Blog’s Parish?
St. Blog’s is not an actual Roman Catholic Parish and there is no Saint Blog – most of you will know this instinctively but the question is asked so we’ll take care of that right up front.

So if it isn’t a real Parish then what is it? Well, we’re a loosely knit group of Catholics who maintain personal “blogs” (short for “web logs”)(Thus we are called “bloggers”). Most of us chronicle our daily lives mixing in commentary on the world around us as it affects us and is affected by our Catholic Faith. Some are professional Catholics – Clergy, religious, apologists, writers, journalists, teachers etc., but mostly we’re just ordinary Catholics in the ordinary world.

St. Blog’s Parish Directory was created and is maintained by a volunteer from among the Catholic community of bloggers. We pay for the web hosting, equipment, software, and time involved in keeping it going. You may find a “Donate” button on some pages — please feel free to contribute & help defray the costs if you are able.

Where is St. Blog’s Parish?
If you’re following along you already know! We’re not anywhere physically in the usual sense that a Parish has a location but we’re everywhere the Internet reaches!

How was St. Blog’s Parish established?

5/14/02: Added a new page listing some of the Catholic “Blogs”. Enjoy! I keep updating Scandal and Hope Page and will do the same with the Blog Page (and won’t always mention this in “What’s New…”)

With this entry Gerard Serafin (“A Catholic Blog for Lovers“) began his “Catholic Blogs Page” in mid-May 2002. Around the same time Kathy Shaidle ( relapsed catholic) penned the name “St. Blog’s Parish” and in June Kathryn Lively started a web ring and named it “St. Blog’s Parish” (the webring has been closed for some time now).

And so it began.

Saint Blog’s Parish has grown to include hundreds of Catholic bloggers. The parish includes apologists, speakers, writers, priests, nuns, monks, brothers, poets, jesters, theologians, military (active & veterans), seminarians, novices, deacons, artists, mothers, fathers, high school students, college undergrads, families, friends, and so much more!

The Parish has received some press attention and a large number of parishioners participate in the annual awards event – the Catholic New Media Awards [formerly the Catholic Blog Awards] (thanks to Joshua Le Blanc (cyberCatholics.com). While the parishioners are largely from the USA there are a few who are not and we hope to gather in more bloggers from around the globe to make St. Blog’s Parish an even larger Catholic presence on the internet.

With Gerard’s death in November, 2004 several “parishioners” expressed interest in maintaining the list and keeping Gerard’s effort going.

Gen X Revert (Gen X Revert) started the “Catholic Blog Directory” and Mary Herboth went a step further – putting up a discussion forum that she dubbed “St. Blog’s Parish Hall”.

Gen X’s list is still active and the directory that Mary continued has since passed to John Bowden and is called ” Saint Blog’s Parish”.

Along with these lists another interested parishioner, Eric Williams (Ales Rarus ), started what he called the “St. Blog’s Parish Aggregator” – a collection of parishioner’s RSS/Atom feeds – a means of reading the posts of many blogs in a single location. The aggregator is no longer maintained.

Our first task was to consolidate the web ring application form and the directory/aggregator form – one form in one place to join all three parts of the parish.

The next effort consisted in moving blogs listed on the web ring onto the directory – and once this was accomplished the web ring was closed. (about 2007)

Our goal is to provide an umbrella under which St. Blog’s Parish and its members can be found easily, and to provide a vehicle to present the Catholic blogging community worldwide.

What is the St. Blog’s Parish Directory?
The St. Blog’s Parish Directory of Catholic Blogs and Resources (a.k.a. “The Catholic Blogs and Resources Page”) is a website that provides a public listing of links to Catholic blogs. The Directory gives no information about a blog other than the link to it. The Directory’s blog list is separated into categories – Clergy, Men, Women, Women Religious (Sisters/Nuns), Groups, News, and Resources. The blog links are listed at the request of the blog’s author and the author specifies the category they want their blog to be listed in. No links are listed unless the blog author has requested it be listed.

Can anyone’s blog be listed on the Directory?
For the most part, yes, however, St. Blog’s Parish is a community of CATHOLIC bloggers thus we ask that you be Catholic and have a blog! We try not to be secretive about this by plastering the word Catholic all over the place but some folks either just don’t see it or really like us so much they want to be a part of the Parish no matter what!

Saint Jean de Brébeuf

Patron Saint for 2013
Martyr; Apostle to the Huron

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