Jun 6, 2005

What blogs are Catholic bloggers reading?

Ignatius Insight provides the answer.

And no, this young blog -- L.A. Catholic -- is not on the list.

I did discover, though, that enough bloggers have read me to at least register a small tidal wave of dislike for "my perspective." Amy Welborn writes with reference to my post about L.A. auxiliary bishop Gabino Zavala, "A lot of you don't like the perspective of the LACatholic blogger, but ah well. You know, I link to anyone with an interesting story."

I can handle it. In L.A., Catholics grow very thick skin.

Thanks, nonetheless, to Amy for the backhanded compliment.


Blogger Ma Beck said...

Well, I for one find your blog one of the most informative, intelligent, and funny things on the internet.
I have recommended it to all my Catholic friends and family. Hearing about your troubles reminds me that we have a long way to go, and reminds me to pray for people who are suffering with this crap, and also for the people who are inflicting the suffering, that they may see the light.
Just think, your time in Purgatory might be quite a bit less normal, because you've already suffered so much here.

6:43 PM  
Blogger A. Noël said...

I'm rather a newbie to these blogs, but when I read Amy's comment, I was quite puzzled by her attitude. I wonder if she's entirely familiar with what's going on out here?

I think your blog is great. Please keep on.

7:21 PM  
Blogger mgibson said...

I like your perspective just fine :) In fact, you're on my list of "Read 'em every day blogs" on my own blog!!

What I don't like is what is causing you, and many others including myself, to have this perspective. May God have mercy on us and on the whole world!

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're on my "read every day" list too. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on happenings in La-La Land. I'm a Latino Catholic living in LA too, but I don't attend Mass at my parish. I'm a refugee to the Indult Mass. Because of Cardinal Mahony's "wide and generous" application of the Indult, we have to travel to a different chapel every Sunday all over the Archdiocese. It's beats the heck out of putting up with the likes of "Sister Susie" et al. The good Cardinal hopes we'll all die out. But that's not going to happen. A very large number of people attending the Indult are young, LARGE families (4-6 kids).

8:14 AM  
Blogger Tony said...

I'll blogroll you :)

12:44 PM  
Anonymous Quintero said...

Thanks, Tony, for the support.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Chuy said...

Besides Amy Welborn, it seems a lot of top bloggers and authors read your blog: Patrick Madrid at Envoy, Diogenes at CWN's Off the Record, Catholic World Report's Domenico Bettinelli, and the folks at Roman Catholic Blog http://www.romancatholicblog.typepad.com.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

It could just be a California thing. At least for the rest of the US.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...


9:14 PM  
Blogger Todd said...

Quintero, you know: the way the rest of the country looks at California. As a midwesterner, Amy might well be shrugging you off as a typical West Coaster.

I think your blog has a certain uncomfortable tenacity. As someone who struggles with being an internet critic, I have to express my doubts also about the consistent negative tone on LA Catholic.

Don't you have any good churches or priests to be proud of?

10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quintero does put some stories about the few good parishes and priest there are in LA. But the vast majoirty of the diocese is exactly what he shows. Most people outside of LA have no idea how bad the situation has become.

Between the Cathedral, the sex abuse scandal that will cost the diocese at least 500 million dollars, and the appointment of "Parish Life Directors" who have authority over parishes and priest who then become "Sacramental Ministers" what do you expect from orthodox Catholics in LA? The only place I know of that is as bad as the LA diocese is Linz but at least the Bishop of Linz was removed.
It is easy for people to say this blog is too negative but then you don't have to drive an hour to find a church to worship at that is not full of liturgical abuse and dissident Catholics (dissident to Rome anyway).

1:06 PM  
Blogger I dare you to deny me communion because I kneel said...

You tell it like it is: no complaints here.

12:38 AM  

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