Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Top 12 Catholic Bloggers of 2009

No, this is not an official list.  I just thought I would throw together those who I think are the top Catholic bloggers of the year.  Without further interruption - the top 12 Catholic bloggers of 2009.

12 - Deacon Greg Kandra - The Deacon's Bench
Informative and funny.  Best Deacon blogger of all-time.

11 - Ed Peters - In the Light of the Law.
The only Catholic canon law blog worth reading.  Ed Peters does not post often, but almost everytime he does post something it is interesting and enlightening.

10 - Carl Olson - Ignatius Insight Scoop.
Something for everyone, his best material is when he cuts loose and analyzes the writing of others.

9 - Patrick Madrid
Patrick has been writing for a long time, but he only started blogging recently.  He has found his blogging voice quickly.  His dry wit is always entertaining.

8 - Jennifer Fulwiler - Conversion Diary.
One of the best bloggers on the scene today.  Always thinking deeply.

7 - Fr. Z - What Does the Prayer Really Say?
He has what might be described as the most rabid following of all Catholic bloggers.

6 - Fr. Dwight Longenecker - Standing on My Head.
Great source for a wide variety.  Fr. Dwight shines most brightly when he discusses the Anglican/Catholic issues.

5 - Rocco Palmo - Whispers in the Loggia
The Catholic insider blog.

4 - Elizabeth Scalia - The Anchoress.
Politics, religion, and everything else you aren't supposed to talk about in a polite conversation.

3 - Mark Shea - Catholic and Enjoying It
Mark is probably the most prolific Catholic blogger.  He posts on just about every topic there is.

2 - Patrick and Matthew Archbold - Creative Minority Report
Funny, irreverent, and always interesting to read.

1 - Thomas Peters - American Papist
He has become the most influential and leading blogger of the year.


son of Adam said...

Thanks for putting Thomas up there where he belongs, unlike another list that completely left him off.

Carlos Echevarria said...

Interesting choices, I disagree with a couple of your picks but it is your list, Happy New Year!

Lankester said...

Our priests dont belong at #6 or 7. Stop elevating lay people over the royal priesthood.

Marcel said...

Being a priest does not make one a better blogger...

Deacon Greg Kandra said...

Hey, thanks for the props! And in such heady company, too!

I'm blushing here. :-)

Deacon Greg

Marcel said...

Deacon Greg - you deserve it.

Vince C said...

Good list, which includes many of my favorites. My humble blog can only aspire to a fraction of the greatness of these.

I also would include Pitre/Barber/Bergsma's 'The Sacred Page' as the best Scripture blog and, of course, "The Curt Jester" for humor.

Jennifer @ Conversion Diary said...

Thank you! I'm really honored.

LarryD said...

Lankester's comment is off base, as you rightly said. The blogosphere is more of the realm of the laity - the marketplace, as it were - so I have no problem with where you've ranked them. Great list, and Happy New Year!

As for my blog....there's always next year!

jdmccullough said...

Not a blog, but if you have limited time to keep up with your excellent list and much other Catholic news, the one to bookmark as an aggregator is Kevin Knight's New Advent. All of your best get coverage--and, obviously, he keeps an eye on Mary's Aggies, too!

Jim McCullough Greensboro, NC

SherryTex said...

Love every one of these blogs.

David L Alexander said...


Writing on matters of the Faith in the public square does not defer to those of the priestly office. Indeed, it is the primary venue of the laity.

Lisa said...

Thanks for the great list! I follow so many of these blogs, but I'll have the check out the ones I don't know. Thomas definitely deserves the #1 spot.

5against1 said...

Rocco Palmo is hands-down the best Catholic news journalist on the Internet.