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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
Friday, April 16, 2004 BloggerCon: Jeff Sharlet at The Revealer is wrapping up preparations for a panel he is convening on religion blogs at BloggerCon in Cambridge on Saturday and invites input.
My comment: The democratic phenomenon at work in St. Blog's Parish particularly interests me. Having a blog is like having a little printing press of your own, and as the InstaPundits and Andrew Sullivans and Little Green Footballs provide samizdat alternatives to the establishment media, St. Blog's allows thoughtful and articulate people in the pews who might otherwise go unheard a forum to respond to the clericalists who would have them pay, pray and obey: the stonewalling Church hierarchy that has made such a criminal mess of the clerical abuse scandal, and the entrenched liturgical "progressives" whose capricious innovation has undermined devotion while speaking little to the sensum fidei of the average lay people in whose interest they purport to act.