Theology on the Horizon

During the traditionally dormant season of winter, we here at Contagious Caritas would like to announce to you that there will be, indeed, more posts coming in the next few weeks–and long ones at that.

In the works are two longer posts that will incorporate some primary texts on theology, philosophy, and love.

The first post, tentatively titled “Ecclesiastes: The Dark-minded, Slightly Emo, Older Cousin of the Biblical Family,” will engage with biblical exegesis of the book of Ecclesiastes and a modern understanding of carpe diem.

The second post, which may or may not be called “Dealing with Something That Might Not Really Be Fully Understood Ever” will attempt to engage with love, the many Latin and Greek words for it, differentiating various varieties of it, and the author’s own struggle to come to terms with what romantic love is, if it even exists independent of other forms of love (is it just friendship + affection?).

Until then. . .

Cum Caritate,



It All Happened So Fast!

Today, I received a pretty exciting opportunity! I was invited to go to Austin, Texas and be a part of a demonstration in support of a bill that will restrict abortions in that state. This is an amazing opportunity for me, and it all is made possible by this blog that I started less than a week ago.

As another part of this update, I want to share with you some of the statistics about my readers (that means you!). First, the results of the poll show that we are mostly a Catholic bunch, but with a few agnostics, and atheist, and a Baha’i thrown into the mix. I think it’s exciting to have both members of my own faith and members of others (or no faith) here reading my blog. I received some feedback that I am still enjoyable to read, even when I present a stark opinion, because it is expressed with caritas (love). And that’s the point, really. I’m glad I’m doing what I set out to do.

The next part of the statistics that I want to share is the number of readers that I get every day. On an average day (it’s higher when I post something, and lower when I don’t), I get about 50 readers per day. That’s astounding, considering that this blog started on a whim and has had no advertising beyond Facebook and Twitter. Thank each and every one of you for taking the time to read my blog. Thank you for being the wind in my sails.

The last part that I want to share is how global my blog has become. Of course, the vast majority of my readers are based in the USA. But, remarkably, I get views from all kinds of other countries. I have had views from France, Germany, Poland, Canada, Israel, Kenya, and Costa Rica. This blows me away. I actually can’t believe that I have had people from literally all over the world read things that I have to say. I feel so incredibly blessed. One last time, thank all of you for taking the time to read these words I have to say.

I’ll post more about my trip to Austin when I know more, and I’ll be sure to tell you lots about everything that happens when I’m there.

As always, with love.

Keep an Eye Out!

So, I think that this blog has no real focus. Other than a religious/spiritual thread that’s run through all of the posts so far, I think that the theme has been lacking. As such, I am going to come up with a schedule for what kind of posts I am going to make on a given sort of day. I think that some consistency in a schedule will allow me to provide you with consistently great content.

Here are some topics that I think fit in with what I want to put on the blog, and what you seem to like from the blog:

  • Biblical reflections (i.e., taking scripture and getting something out of it)
  • Personal reflections (i.e., taking something from my personal life/experience and getting something out of it)
  • “Finer Theological Thoughts” (a slightly more academic, but still accessible, exploration of something related to God or spirituality)

Please get in touch with me and let me know what else you’d like from me and from this blog. It’s not just about what I think or want. This is for the both of us.

Comment, message me of Facebook, tweet me (@CumCaritas), email me: (how cool is that??)!

PS: My Twitter handle is CumCaritas, which is Latin for “With Charity.” You’ll notice that same word Caritas in the name of this blog. I’m going to talk about that very soon!

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