Different blogs are for different audiences, and the debate is open as to whether one blog with subjects differentiated by tags is better than having multiple blogs. I decided to found a series of blogs so that each could grow and reach the people who are interested in it without them having to follow other blogs. Right now I have five blogs in mind to start as time permits, four of which would appear on this website. Each blog is like the pane of one window from which I see the world. For now this website consists of two blogs:
A Roman Catholic Experience is the home page and, in a sense, the home blog. This is a Roman Catholic priest’s reflections on life in Rome as Catholic and on life as a Roman Catholic. I consider it my personal blog because its focus is not on a specific topic as the other blogs will be, although together all the blogs will reflect my Roman Catholic experience. If you want to know about me and what I am doing, follow this blog.
Today’s Liturgy is a blog providing one thought on the liturgy of the day. It will start with the readings of the day, but I hope to eventually expand it to include other thoughts reflecting the prayers or significance of the day. I cannot count all the chords that the Holy Spirit has struck within me during the celebration of the Eucharist and in the preparation of homilies, and I want to share some of those insights. If you want to focus on the message and not so much on the messenger (for him, see the blog above), follow this blog.
Finding the Plug on rcspirituality.org was to help readers to draw spiritual fruit from the Eucharistic celebration. By “finding the plug,” I hope that they’ll establish a vital connection in Mass that helps them put their heart and mind into liturgical prayer in order to capitalize on all the graces the liturgy seeks to communicate. These reflections are now all available in the book Maximizing the Mass.
This will be accomplished in each post through a spiritual reflection on each prayer found in the Ordinary of the Mass: the prayers we say either daily or every Sunday in the celebration of the Eucharist, prayers that we’ve recited together in the Eucharist for centuries and contain a richness that has stood the test of time and blessed the lives of so many believers. My hope is that “Finding the Plug” helps readers achieve “a greater awareness of the mystery being celebrated and its relationship to daily life” (Sacramentum Caritatis, 52).