Praise for a pioneer of the Catholic blogosphere
Jeffrey Tucker pays tribute to Shawn Tribe, founder of the New Liturgical Movement (NLM) website:
When the history of our liturgical epoch is written, I believe that NLM will play a huge role, and NLM is made possible only through the work of Shawn Tribe, who has dedicated himself so passionately and resolutely to causes that are depreciated in the culture at large: beauty and truth.
He has an incredibly difficult job but you would never know it from the way he manages the site. Grace and good will define his style, and the daily sacrifices he makes for the Catholic world are rarely noted. He doesn’t seek praise, for that matter. He seeks to do good things. And no, he does not know that I would be writing or posting this tribute.
Fr Tim Finigan says the praise is well deserved:
The standard of writing and the excellence of content at NLM has been consistent, reliable and always in accord not only with the liturgical teaching of the Catholic Church but also with her moral and spiritual teaching. The blog is a model of all that Pope Benedict has said concerning the online apostolate. It has a deserved place high up on every Catholic blogger’s blogroll. I heartily second Jeffrey’s tribute.
I’ve been working on a long Q and A interview with Shawn, which I hope will see the light of day in 2009 (actually, make that 2010).