But it all sounds so same ol’, same ol’, y’know? Maybe Catholic bloggers will have to endure sufferings that are a bit more…I don’t know, personal. Custom-fit.
For instance – and I’m just imagining here –
* LarryD – transcribe every issue of the National Catholic Reporter onto strips of bark using a piece of charcoal.
* Fr Z – drink instant coffee while blogging on a 386…with a dial-up connection.
* Mark Shea – chained at the ankle with Michael Voris (that could work both ways, I suppose).
* The writers at The American Catholic – recite every Vox Nova post in Shakespearean prose.
Read the whole list from the great LarryD of Acts of the Apostasy.
Now to add my own suggestions.
- Mark Shea – Locked in a combos with 500 people calling him a liberal and another 500 calling him a conservative.
- Fr. Phillip Neri Powell, OP His purgatory would be something like being trapped in a gigantic library with no books on the shelves. Kind of like the Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last” where book lover Burgess Merideth and ends with a gigantic pile of books around him and his glasses broken. In fact that would be my Purgatory also – or perhaps Hell. This would also be purgatory for Video meliora, proboque; Deteriora sequor, and Happy Catholic.
- Jimmy Akin - Hosting a Catholic Radio show 24/7 where the only question from callers is about Jesus’ brothers and sisters or “Call no man father”.
- Fr. Roderick – Working at a genius bar in a Microsoft Store.
- Fr. Richsteig – An office where hymns from the Gather Hymnal are piped in like Musak.
- Tom at Disputations. To have volumes and volumes of St. Thomas Aquinas’ works, but they are all in Thomas’ handwriting.
- Jeff Geerling – To become a web developer for a site that uses Joomla. A inside joke for those who know Jeff.
- Patrick Madrid – Have to publish a Catholic magazine using only a mimeograph machine with no graphics allowed and totally humorless.
- Shawn Tribe and the writers at the New Liturgical Movement Now quite sure, but I think it involves Folk guitar masses and the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral in Los Angeles.
- Dave Armstrong – Allowed to blog all he wants as long as he keeps his posts under 140 characters.
- Ironic Catholic – To have to listen to Alanis Morissette song “Irony” over and over again and not be allowed to complaint the Alanis Morissette does not understand what irony means.
- The Curt Jester – Having to read all my blog posts over and over again. I am only thankful I never blogged when I was an atheist.