“Kreuzfaehrten”, Brilliant New German Blog

New German blog: "Kreuzfaehrten"

I have written some time ago about Schattenschrift, a brilliant Blog in German. Unfortunately, no blog posts have been appearing on that blog since February, though the blog is still online and more than worth a visit.

In the last days, I have become aware of a new and brilliant blog, “Kreuzfaehrten”.

Besides being extremely well-written and a thoroughly well-thought product, this blog is of particular value because coming from a convert; not a convert from Protestantism – as I had originally thought – but from that kind of mocking Atheism with which we are increasingly more often confronted.

On this page (at the same time, the first message) the author gives a brilliant exposition – and explanation – of his individual journey from mockery to doubt, to possibility, to certainty. As it is typical for brilliant minds (intelligent people always understand submission to Truth; it’s the idiots who think they know better), this new convert hasn’t espoused any wishy-washy, made-to-measure, “what is truth”, “I am so proud of my doubts”-mentality in his approach to Christianity. On the contrary, he has recognised the Truth, and has embraced it whole.

As you would almost expect from a German, the completeness of all the usual side aspects of a blog (blogroll, graphics, various sources, & Co.) is in total contrast with the scantiness of the up to now not numerous messages, showing that this is a carefully planned and beautifully executed project.

Many of the links are to sites written in English, which will certainly not damage the site’s fruition from a vast number of German speakers but will be of use to the one or other of the non German-speaking ones. Germany does need as many of these blogs as possible, as if we exclude Bavaria the picture is one of a vastly tepid Catholicism, more inherited than actively lived, and rather firmly in the end of trendy bishops and priests. Last time I looked, the traditionally Catholic Cologne had the same divorce rate than the traditionally Protestant nearby Düsseldorf, and the German bishop’s conference is something difficult to talk about whilst remaining calm; granted, german Catholics hold their grounds more firmly than the now vastly secularised Lutherans, but to say that the Church in Germany is healthy would be a vast exaggeration.

I would suggest to those among my readers who can read the beautiful language of Goethe – not so few after all; and the author of this new blog apparently one of them – to visit this beautiful new blog and to, perhaps, introduce it to their German-speaking friends and acquaintances. Once again, as a non German-speaker you will find useful sources too. The author of this blog is, after all, the one who introduced me to the Sancta Missa site.

The work of letting a blog emerge from the vast mass of far less serious blogging enterprises is often a long and painful one, and it takes some time before even a very good blog can obtain visibility.

In this case, my impression is that the process deserves to be shortened as much as possible. Congratulation and best wishes to Catocon.



Posted on July 21, 2011, in Catholicism and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thank you for this post and your promotion, Mundabor. Reading your blog has contributed significantly to my decision to start a blog of my own. God bless you and yours.

    It is indeed difficult to be a serious convert to the Church in a country where the utterances of certain bishops can sometimes even be an occasion to sin.
    It is much better to be a serious convert to the Church, period.


    • Thanks for the kind words, catocon.

      “Reading your blog has contributed significantly to my decision to start a blog of my own”.

      This really made me very, very proud (in the good sense, of course).


  2. Can’t speak a word of German but will put this excellent looking blog on my blogroll.

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