I have been thinking for a while of adding something to my reviews that I’m thinking of calling Catholic Connections. Since I am Roman Catholic and am not at all ashamed of my faith, I want to incorporate that more on my blog.
A lot of things (especially books) can have Catholic Christian values or tropes without even knowing it. There are connections I can make between any book and my Catholic faith. Most often these connection will not be perfect or even overt, especially if the author is not intending such connections. Yet I still think some connections can be made.
On the subject of magic, since I read a lot of fantasy, there are a few things I want to say. Magic does not mean evil as I have heard some people say. As I fear that I will get my words messed up here, I’m going to point you towards a wonderful post by the amazing Kendra at Catholic All Year. She wrote a post about this topic in response to comments about her daughter’s Harry Potter birthday party.
I am just human and as such I am not entitled to omniscience. Therefore, it is impossible to expect me to know everything there is to know. I am also not the Pope or anyone of any consequence in the Roman Catholic Church. I am one of the laity and what I say does not carry the official approval of the Catholic Church. It is only my opinion.
I guess this is just me telling you what I am planning to do. Starting next week, I will be adding Catholic Connections to my upcoming reviews. If you have any feedback on this, I would love to hear it.
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