Monday, 11 April 2011
The other Rome blognic....'Taliban Catholics' welcome!
So not everyone was taken by the Vatican announcement of a meeting of bloggers after the planned beatification of Pope John Paul II.
In fact some were downright suspicious (for Mulier Fortis' good summary of the issues with links) of the organisation process and selection criteria being employed to select the chosen 150 who will gain entrance.
The alternative blogger meeting...
And hence was born....The Taliban Catholics Blognic (hence the opportunity to wave the red cappa from the Marrickville Mass above!) for those who suspect their blogs may not be exactly what the Vatican is hoping for.
Ms White of Orwell's Picnic started the ball-rolling (and kept it rolling, do go look at her other most entertaining posts on the subject!). And she has invited Michael Voris of the Vortex (recently banned from speaking in the Diocese of Scranton for asserting Catholic teaching on ecumenism) to be the guest speaker:
"Do you suspect that they found your work just a leeetle too ... err... forthcoming about the bishops, the Church, the state of things? Do you suspect that you'd probably be regarded as a "Taliban Catholic" blogger in certain circles?
Or just don't think you can face hours of talks by Vatican bureaucrats on "the initiatives that the Church is putting in place in the world of new media, whether in Rome or at the local level"?
Come to the *other* Catholic blogger Rome blognic...
"Shaping the Narrative: how Catholic 'new media' is re-defining the global Catholic debate"
and talk about what *YOU* want to talk about...
Unlike the Vatican's, ours will be FUN!
AND ours will have beer...
AND we'll let you come in your pyjamas if you want..."
And it's gathering a head of steam: