Hey hey, “Inside Catholic” has taken note of PrayTell! See their post “New Missal: Disaster or Opportunity?” I want to take it as a compliment – Inside Catholic thinks PrayTell is a “place where more sober language usually prevails.” Except the “usually” here means not this time, at least for one or the other of our contributors on the new missal. May well be. Read the full post – it’s interesting.
They say that Pray Tell is “of self-described liberal leanings.” Fair enough. Here’s a relevant excerpt from our opening editorial:
Some will ask, Is this to be a liberal blog? Well, what else would you expect from Collegeville?! But more needs to be said than that. If liberal means open-minded, self-questioning, ecumenical, attentive to contemporary culture, and avoidant of romantic nostalgia, then we surely hope to be liberal. But if liberal means yesterday’s progressivism, yesterday’s ideals as if the culture and the churches haven’t changed dramatically since the 1970s or 1980s, then we hope to be not at all liberal. Those in the “old guard,” if there be such, can expect to be challenged and engaged.
Personally, I think that PrayTell so far has done pretty well on the fourth sentence above, but not so well on the last sentence. We’ll work on it.