Today I had a technician from a company that takes care of insect pests come over to my house. While he was putting bait in the attic I guess he noticed one of my bookcases and the works of Scott Hahn. He told me that his brother had been a student of his at the University of Steubenville. Later as we got to talking I told him I was a convert to the Church. He mentioned that he had a blog and I told him so do I. Now there is the vanity in me to hope that if I mention the name of my blog to a Catholic who reads blogs that there will be instant recognition. It turned out that not only did he read my blog, but I was on his blogroll. Oh well I can let my head shrink a bit another day. He said his brother has a penchant for theology while he liked apologetics with Protestants. We hear so often of the big name Catholic apologists, but it is really cool that there are also a good segment of Catholics who are lay apologists and who take the Gospel seriously to go out into the whole world. So besides the Joe Sixpacks out there I tip my hat to the Joe Apologists. I have looked over his blog called “Lamb of God” which is a play on his own name Richard Lamb. Really quite a solid Catholic blog and one going on my blogroll and RSS aggregator.
Coincidentally after I had decided on the title for this post I received an email from a reader with the title “It’s a small world.” She said that she had been watching EWTN and the program from London, England called Catholic Lives. Fr. Timothy Finigan was on the show and mentioned my blog by name. Thank you Father. Fr. Finigan of course blogs at The Hermeneutic of Continuity.
I think it’s kinda neat that a guy working in pest control is also an apologist. Add to that that he was born in Puerto Rico.
Another testimony for the universal Church.
Yours was one of the first blogs I started reading and it helped to convince me of the value of Catholic blogging. Only too glad to have given you a plug. God bless.
Thanks for the plug.
I would also point to my brothers blog
to quote Fr. Charron… its not a small world, God’s family is just very large.
FWIW, I wish more people would be interested in preaching the Gospel around them than at a Conference. I plan them and can’t tell you how many students want to be a speaker. Please. Evangelize where you are. Be the Salt of the earth right there in your own hometown. Delighted to hear that this guy’s bro is doing that.
As soon as I heard the words “Lamb” and “Franciscan University” I knew it had to be Gerald Lamb. I went to school with him in the M.A. Theology program.
Please tell him I said hello.