When I started this blog eleven months ago, I was thinking pretty seriously about Catholicism, wondering whether I might actually convert, but it wasn't a foregone conclusion. Since then, of course, I crossed the Tiber in September, and the blog has naturally changed focus. Though I do still post zany stuff with no detectable theological content, most everything here reflects a growing Catholic sensibility, so for some time now it hasn't really made sense to group posts under the category "Catholicism."
When I'm earning a living, I write (among other things) back-of-the-book indexes, and Catholicism has become for this blog what's known in the indexing trade as the "metatopic." Do Mi Stauber explains,
The metatopic is the structural center of the index: every single heading you create will be implicitly related to it.
And there's precious little information value in a blog category that includes virtually every post. So I'm officially retiring the "Catholicism" category and will be instituting some finer-grained alternatives-- maybe doctrine and teaching, liturgy, priesthood, saints, devotions,… we'll see.