I converted to Catholicism while I was in graduate school, meaning I was imprinted by "university Catholicism," a strain very different from "popular Catholicism." Since graduation, I've been struggling to adjust to the bland, "bingoistic" (bingo+jingoistic) side of my faith family. Discovering St. Blog's Parish of the blogosphere has made the transition bearable. The glory days of being a university-born Catholic don't have to remain fossilized in the ivy-covered past!
What a corpus permixtum of the good, the bad, and the ugly is this parish!
My favorites: Amy Welborn, Disputations, Catholic and Enjoying It!, A Catholic Page for Lovers, Old Oligarch