In the world of Catholic Media there are lots of Catholic bloggers and podcasters who become published authors. Most of them are laypeople. Some of them have messages the world really needs, some of them just exist but they do make money for their family using their talents with Catholic flavor.
Do you think these people discern that the Holy Spirit is asking them to do this? If so, how? Wouldn’t someone from a religous order need layers of permission the layperson does not require even though they have greater qualifications?
Should authors/bloggers/podcasters/speakers who are laypeople producing Catholic content consult with a spiritual director before embarking on such a project? Does aligning oneself with one of the bigname Catholic publishing companies have that effect a little bit?
I’m not asking for me, just curioisity. I had a blog for three seconds and the frequency with which I grumbled at my children they needed to leave me alone so I could finish a blogpost helped me get some perspective and stop.