Mary333 asks the altogether excellent question: Why do so many of the biggest Catholic bloggers (and many of the smaller ones as well) spend so much time waging battle on what they deem to be the most important issues of the day, rather than trying to draw people to Christ?
I have often pondered that issue myself. We are to find the lost sheep and bring them home, not push them away to a farther field. I say this as someone whose efforts in this area have met with only a few successes, so I recognize that perhaps a heavier touch than mine may be more effective, but I still see the "believe this or do that or get out" approach is more divisive than helpful. I have also often said that I believe the worst thing to happen to many of the more popular Catholic bloggers is that they became popular, and it went to their head. This is an even bigger danger on the Internet than in other media because it is unfiltered. There is no oversight, no editor to tell us "you have a point, but I think you're going just a little too far here." It is only us, with our own control or lack thereof. Christ warned his apostles: It is not what goes into a man, but what comes out of him that makes him unclean. Bloggers would do well to ponder that when they put their fingers to their keyboards, and take care that what they do and say does not drive the lost ones of the little ones farther away.