I’ve felt compelled to write up a little history of this blog, and namely, the reason why I started it. I was involved with the beginning of AirMaria.com in the Spring/Summer of 2007, and managed to attend the Vlogging school offered at the Friary for the AirMaria team. I valunteered some time in video prepartion for the Vlog, by converting several files, writing video summaries, and helping out with several other things. This basically stirred the interest of blogging in my mind, and in writing reviews for the videos, began to put my thoughts down in a blogging format. I created this blog about mid August of 2007, just experimenting with a WordPress powered blog, like AirMaria’s. I put up one or two posts, and in the long run, left the blog for dead.
My interest in debate and discussion was aroused on a forum I frequented with some friends, in which I ended up holding discussion emails with my friend. Eventually I decided not to just keep it between her and I, and decided to move to the blogging world, where I started out with simply posting some of my writings. Over time, I moved from publishing my written works to discussing certain topics of interest. Namely discussion my father and I had/have, and rather making them known to the world, to challenge the classic ideal of remaining silent.
As a joke, I think of society as the words of an arrest: “You have the right to remain silent, everything you say may and will be used against you.” I felt that many people who actually see the world through the eyes of proper Catholicism often enough don’t actually reach out to the outside world. They talk amongst themselves, which is fine; but no one ever seems to bring the discussion to the opposite side. Which is what I tend to do here. Write my articles from the Strict Standing of the Church’s Teaching Authority, the Magisterium. This has brought me under a lot of fire from supposed, “Free Thinkers,” who hold the belief that Catholicism is a poison of the mind, inhibiting reason and free choice; while in reality, the Beauty of Catholicism is grounded in the fact that God gave man a free will, to either follow after Him, or to choose His own path. I keep this blog updated with the hopes that people may come to appreciate Catholic Free Thought, and though I find that many people do not appreciate it, the fight is still worth fighting.
~Master Paul Xavier