Sorry we’re late, but you know how conspiracies go – rarely according to plan. We had hoped to launch earlier today.
But here we are – so what’s it about? This new Catholic group blog is the creation of LarryD (Acts of the Apostasy) and Rebecca Frech (formerly of Shoved To Them, but now Backwards in High Heels). We felt the Catholic blogosphere lacked something – a smaller scale group blog, where writers wouldn’t get lost within the crowd. Where their distinct, Catholic voice could be expressed and heard. We invited other bloggers to join us who believe as we do, to form this online community of faith, hope, and charity. At the moment, we’re pretty small – five right now – but our plan is to expand to perhaps a dozen bloggers. Some you will recognize; others will be less well-known.
The Catholic Conspiracy bloggers are faithful to the Magisterium, in love with Jesus Christ and His Church, and dedicated to bringing Him to the world. We are not a news site. We don’t have correspondents in Rome. We don’t have a secret agenda, and we don’t collaborate from a hidden base somewhere in North America. We’re not hatching plots to infiltrate centers of higher education and government (although that does sound pretty cool!). We’re not here to subvert Church teaching, or promulgate dissent, or foment division. Our mission is our tagline: Catholic bloggers conspiring to bring Christ to the world. We’re St. Blog’s Benedict Option.
Throughout the history of the Church – throughout the entire span of salvation history, actually – there have been groups and individuals who’ve met in secret, remaining hidden in order to carry on the faith. We’ve chosen images of the catacombs as a reminder of the early Christians who hid from Roman authorities. We’re reminded of English priests during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, sheltered in priest holes at great risk, to preserve the Catholic faith. We think of the missionaries, venturing into foreign lands, immersing themselves in those cultures – hiding themselves, in a way – in order to make Christ known to the peoples.
We’re modern-day missionaries, setting out upon a technological frontier, to spread knowledge of Christ to a people who don’t know Him. As bloggers, we are conspiring – literally breathing together – to carry out this mission.
And you have this promise: We will never, ever collect data on our readers. We don’t have cookies (although Rebecca might bake you some if you ask nicely.) We aren’t tracking your movements on the Innerwebz. We are completely algorithm-free.
That’s right – no Al Gore rhythms allowed!
Over the next few weeks and months, we will be adding features and bloggers to TCC (that’s the cool way to refer to us, btw), so we invite you to subscribe, and to follow us on Social Media. We think you’re going to like this group blog. Our only desire is that you read us today, and then come back tomorrow and read some more. Let’s encourage and strengthen one another to live our faith fully and boldly…even if you are huddled up in a priest hole somewhere.
In which case, drop us a note. We’ll send cookies.