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About Me

Welcome to the Catholic side of nowealthbutlife.com!

There is nothing that annoys me more than a beautiful church closed at 10:30 on a Tuesday morning.

I first fell in love with Catholic thought as a religion major at a not-so-Catholic college. I read Polycarp and Augustine and Abelard and Stein. I read Vatican II and Trent and Instruction on Certain Aspects of the “Theology of Liberation” and Casti Connubii. It did not matter how much I felt like banging my head against a wall, I was in love.

These days I read Cardinal Seán’s blog and Mirror of Justice and Whosoever Desires and many, many personal Catholic blogs. Often I find bloggers just as infuriating and confounding as theologians. But I still love it.

I was almost always the uber-conservative in class, but now often feel horribly liberal in the personal blog-world. I suspect that only means that I my blog-reading is lopsided toward conservatives. And no, I do not think that “ressourcement” is synonymous with “conservative” though it is often a convenient tipoff.

I know the difference between Orbis Books and Scepter Publishers, and while I am biased, I am glad that both exist.

I am a firm believer in the hermeneutics of suspicion when it comes to my own thought. I know that I will never have things exactly right, and generally appreciate it when others point out what I might be missing. And yes, that means that I would smile if you commented telling me that I used the term “hermeneutics of suspicion” incorrectly.

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Email: Rae (at) nowealthbutlife.com
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