The Bear reaches a milestone: 200,000 views! This makes him the most-read Catholic Real Bear blogger in the world. (Of course, so did 1 view.) Thank you for visiting. And thanks to Pewsitter, and every blogger who has linked to St. Corbinian's Bear.
Catholicball and the New Hard-Identity Catholicism (July 9, 2014)
[Update: the green Muslimball is about to touch the statue of St. Peter. An angry Catholicball threatens Muslimball with crusade, while the large and menacing Crusaderball approaches. Meanwhile Inquisitionball with torch (!) lurks in the background.]
Now that's what the Bear calls initiative.
How many people are in this diffuse movement? Impossible to say. Catholicball, based in Argentina, has 5792 likes. RevolutionCatholic has 3025 likes. These are just two groups. But these numbers, though small, represent a genuine and encouraging reaction to the ills of the modern world and the paralysis of the Church.
Passion and courage are tremendous force multipliers. They may not represent the future, but they will be a part of it, and it would probably be wise not to get in their way.