Ever since we switched to WordPress, I’ve been fascinated by the referrals they tell us about. I noticed today that we’ve gotten a few dozen visitors from New Advent and their page spolighting blogs. For some reason, instead of Neil’s insightful posts, or our groundbreaking and unique series on Vatican II, they chose my post on the Lyrid meteor shower. Except for my sense of wonder at things astronomical, there wasn’t anything Catholic in it, really.
I was saddened they picked the spiteful and sadly anonymous (if not cowardly) blogger diogenes for his attack on a bishop for having a Mass in a college dormitory. Probably even less Catholic than comet debris, this. Natch, the joke will be on the hyperventilating conservatives if a vocation or two is inspired from a bishop coming to visit college students on their own turf.
Let me just say that maintaining anonymity is a rather convenient pose for a blogger. Though I occasionally catch heat for it, I’ve always believed that an honorable individual is upfront and honest about her or his printed (or cyber) words. If you can’t be bothered to sign your own name to it, why bother?