The Commonweal Bloggers' "Rule"

This, then, is the good zeal which bloggers should foster with fervent love: “They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other” (Rom 12:10), supporting one another with the greatest patience. None are to pursue what they judge better for themselves, but, instead, what they judge better for others. To their fellow bloggers they show the pure love of brothers and sisters; to God loving reverence; to their editors unfeigned and humble love.


Let them prefer nothing whatsoever to Christ. And may He bring us all together to everlasting life!” (Rule of St. Benedict, 72 – with adaptations)

Blessed Feast!


Robert P. Imbelli, a long-time Commonweal contributor, is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York. A book of essays in his honor, The Center Is Jesus Christ Himself, edited by Andrew Meszaros, was published this year by The Catholic University of America Press.

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