Never volunteer! Never say “yes” to requests for help on a website!¹ If you do, you’ll find yourself saddled with extra hours, frustration at learning new software techniques, and, perhaps, empathizing with Dilbert (he of the comic strip) that all this effort is to no avail and unappreciated.
But I did volunteer, so I shall try to set this blog up to promote these two goals of the Calix Society:
- “Our first concern is to interest Catholics with these problems in the virtue of total abstinence.
- Our second stated purpose is to promote the spiritual development of our membership.”
If these goals are to be met, more than my efforts will be required. In order that this blog be an enterprise of the Calix Society as a whole, members should participate: submit their stories (see below), link to items of interest, and give comments. Thereby, I hope that this blog will become a Calix meeting on the internet.
Here’s how the blog will be organized. The main content will consist of posts in the following four categories:
- Recovery/Conversion/Reversion stories;
- Video and Pod links;
- Lectio Divina—readings from Scripture, Patristic Fathers, Saints and Theologians;
- “Thought for this week”—linked or original items not covered in the categories above.
The sidebar will contain announcements, links to archived posts, lists of recent comments, and links to archived posts by category.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO CONTRIBUTE AND TO COMMENT (but see below)
- This blog will not be a vehicle for controversy, doctrinal, liturgical or political. There are many other websites where one can vent. As in a 12 Step meeting, we don’t engage in controversy.
- In comments and content, we are to be kind and courteous to each other. Think of yourself face-to-face with someone you’re about to troll: he/she is 6’4″ with a black belt in the martial arts
- If images are content are submitted with posts or comments, please be sure that they are either in the public domain, attributed as quotes, or otherwise certified.
- Posts and Comments will be submitted to the blog editor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for approval.
Thank you all, and please contribute and engage this blog!
¹ My wife has remarked that if I were a woman I’d have been perpetually pregnant because I’ve never learned to say “no.” H mmm.