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But they don't have comments!


Sometimes I don't blame them. When you're going to talk about topics as controversial as Catholic blogs do, not everyone wants to initiate a back and forth thread with every post that comes to mind. HMS Weblog, Danielle Bean and other decent Catholic writers often just want to get their thoughts out there without the endless debate from outsiders that often ensues on weblogs like Jimmy Akin's, Amy Welborn's, etc. While our witness should be unwavering, there are those out there that would try our abilities to be pastoral in our evangelism. For instance, I've seen Jimmy get justifiably a little peeved by a repeat commentor who really abused Jimmy's open, anonymous comment boxes and turned them into his own soapbox.

Yes, this can be a problem, but the 'good' far outweighs the 'detrimental', I think. It's wonderful to be able to interact on this very basic level with those who intelectually rise above us in the field of knowledge pertaining to Catholicism particularly.

When a situation necessitates, banning a particular individual from the blog is always an option.

I really enjoy that such bloggers, as those Scott mentioned, don't esteem themselves so highly that they are loathe to interact with us ordinary mortals.

God Bless.

I don't think it's a matter of being too high up there to dialog with us ordinary Catholics. I think it's just a matter of time and energy. Fighting spam, keeping comment flames at bay, joining in the dialog that ensues.

Do we as readers find it worth it? Certainly. But I could understand why someone like Danielle Bean, mother of seven, might not want to bother with having comments. I amazed she posts as often as she does! And she does respond to emails. Quality writing (a camp which I aspire to belong to someday...) takes some serious time. Enabling and dealing with comments only adds to it.

I understand why they might eschew comments.

It would be nice if it were a little more know, Fr. Neuhaus & Co.'s take on personal domestic appliance crises, recipes, decorating hints etc. :) Will Fr. Neuhaus be transparent enough to let us know when he finds a maus in his haus? Let's wait and see...

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