Thursday, November 17, 2011

Welcome to the "Intentionally Catholic" blog!

Welcome to the "Intentionally Catholic" blog started by me, Fr. Noah J. Diehm, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.  I hope to use the blog periodically to do a number of things, with the primary goal being the proclamation of the Gospel! 

As for what this blog will be used for, I will probably discuss some news items of interest, pass along some passages from Sacred Scripture for our reflection (along with some commentary from yours truly), post some favorite quotes, share a homily I've recently preached, or do any number of other things, all of which will hopefully have a salutary effect on you, a reader of this blog.

I welcome comments, questions, and feedback in general.  The whole point, as revealed by how I've entitled the blog, is that we become "Intentionally Catholic"....Catholic in thought, word, and deed.....people whose faith is integrated into our daily lives.  That's the goal. 

Our faith is not a cafeteria line; we ought not pick and choose what we like and don't like.  Rather, if we're going to profess the name "Catholic," let's be FULLY Catholic.....all the the max......with no regrets.  That's the kind of radical Christian living that can change the world and the lives of the people around us.  It's basically living life to the full, as the Lord would have us do, for His glory and the salvation of souls.  If you're up for that kind of living, then, by all means, join me for the ride ;)  Saddle up, partner.....God's going to take us places!

God love you!
Fr. Diehm       


  1. Love reading "My name is Fr. ....., a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque". Still happy and excited for you and keeping you in our prayers.

  2. God bless you as you embark upon this venture in proclaiming the Gospel through the new media!

  3. Amen!!!!
    Too often we are afraid that we will "offend" others with our beliefs. And too often try to be politically correct. But by doing so we are denying the beauty of our Catholic Heritage and Faith. So I do want to be an "Intentional Catholic"! And I can't wait to hear more.
    God's Blessings as you go forward...