Wednesday, April 12, 2006

New Project to Start the Easter Season Right!

Thanks to mention on Amy Welborn's blog, I think I'm going to try to do this. Starting on Easter Sunday, this group will read through the Catholic Catechism daily for a year.

Here's the information from the group's blog:

Our Purpose as stated in the sidebar Overview:

A group blog for devotional and practical dialogue with sacred Scripture and sacred Tradition via the Catechism of the Catholic Church to the glory of God, for unity with the mystical body of Christ, for personal growth and the new evangelization.

Our aim is to inspire as many people as possible to make reading the Catechism of the Catholic Church as regular part of their daily life and to create a dialogue between Writers and Guests of this blog. We encourage everyone to become a consistent reader of the Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Why a blog devoted to the CCC?

Despite the depth of wisdom within its pages, the essential practicality, its deep historicity and its surprising devotional aspect the CCC is largely ignored by lay Catholics other than Catechumens and apparently it is ignored by not a few priests and bishops. Man, that's gotta stop.

The CCC can be read daily along with sacred Scripture as a tremendous resource for both belief and behavior and again, its strength as a devotional guide must be underscored.


* The blog is co-authored by volunteers with a passion for the CCC.
* Daily posts are made with CCC readings using the Coming Home Network's Guide { PDF }
* Any given day may have more or fewer posts. It all depends on our contributing Writers and the Holy Spirit, of course.
* The posts reflect the individual thoughts and writer's voice.
* Comments are extremely welcome and are not moderated so please exercise wisdom and charity.

Our Writers are not authorities or professionals* but volunteers passionate about their own faith journey who desire to worship and live in union with the Catholic Church and to live out our faith more effectively for Christ. We are in but not of this world, even as our Lord prayed on our behalf.

*However, numbered among our Writers is an ordained priest and two in training.

The text used by our Writers is the Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition English Translation in an edition approved and distributed by a Conference of Catholic Bishops local to specific regions.

OK, but who started this anyway? Owen Swain initiated this blog and invited others to join as co-authors. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church following many years as a Protestant Minister. He is also a visual artist and keeps the luminousmiseries blog.

Just click here: to access the group's blog.

Anyone care to join me with trying this out?

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