Readers of a blog may wonder why there are often lists of saints or beatified people posted there. Among other things, it offers a countercultural perspective. When other people are blogging just about the law, or organized sports, or fashion, or stock prices, etc., lists of "holy people" out of our past cultural history give perspective and depth.
Since it's our past cultural history (and also present cultural history, as with the recent beatification of El Salvador's Oscar Romero), is it just countercultural, or super-cultural? Or maybe both? Your guess is good as mine. Pax vobiscum, homies.