As a teacher, the fact that I was given proof of plagarism made me cringe. That's like breaking the Golden Rule of Teaching. Ugh.
As a Catholic, I was simply glad the message was getting out to a wider audience (this person's blog is admittedly much better traveled than mine).
As the person who wrote the blog in question, I first felt a little cheated. However, upon further reflection, I realized I didn't have a right to be angry or upset. After all, the ideas weren't really mine to begin with, right? I was just writing what was given to me. The information in this blog isn't just meant for me... it's meant for everyone. So who am I to flip out and feel slighted when I see "my" work being paraded on someone else's page?
They may be my words, but they are not my ideas. They do not belong to me. They belong to everyone.
That being said, I wrote the blog-owner a quick message giving him permission to use the entry. He altered his blog and apologized.
Moral of the story - please do not commit a sin by stealing the work of someone else. Especially me... someone who is ready and willing to hand over everything I've got for your benefit. Just ask, or at the very least, link back to the originator of the commentary. Simple gestures like that keep your credibility in good standing, and help open the eyes of others to a larger breadth of perspective.