Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Top 20 Catholic Bloggers of 2011

Top 20 Catholic Bloggers of 2011
(in no particular order)

Yes, these are the blogs I read most. If I missed one you like, mention them in the combox. If you don't like one of them, be nice about it. If you think one is better than the others, be nice about that as well.

23 comments:

Brandon Vogt said...

Probably my favorite blog on the Internet is written by Marc Barnes. He's witty, brilliant, enchanting, and his prose really sings.

He reminds me of a blend between G.K. Chesterton and Flannery O'Conner.

And. He's. Only. 18.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/badcatholic/

Marcel said...

I agree. He is good.

Josh Canning said...

Cale Clark has a great blog at http://www.thefaithexplained.com/. Making Catholic teachings accessible and highlighting their relevance.

Josh Canning said...

Great list, by the way!

papistphd said...

Great list! I would just add Bad Catholic to it.

JoAnna said...

Leila Miller's Little Catholic Bubble - littlecatholicbubble.blogspot.com. She's able to explain Catholic teachings and issues so clearly and simply, and the combox discussions are often fascinating and intense.

David Casper said...

I echo the previous comments: Bad Catholic all the way. He's my fave.

LarryD said...

Oh well. Maybe I was 21st...

But that is still a good list.

priest's wife said...

haha larry!

good list- we are blessed with some great resources

JFM said...

Pertinacious Papist... which would be good even if it didn't boast that name. Calls a spade a spade while managing to stay charitable, is well-written and theologically informed, and speaks circumspectly instead of incessantly.

dquinn40 said...

Thanks for the list.

Just wanted to let you know the link to Ignatius Insight Scoop(John Carlson) takes you to the In the Light of the Law site.

Anthony S. Layne said...

It is a good list ... even absent LarryD, the Crescat and my friend Stacy Trasancos. And Marc Barnes makes me envious.

Simcha Fisher said...

Thanks, man!! This is the best Catholic post of 2012.

Beth (JanMarie) said...

Those are all my favorites too! I would just include "Word on Fire" blog by Fr. Robert Barron.

My blog "Catholic Frontier~Promise of the New Evangelization" didn't make it, but maybe next year. :>

I'm so thankful for all the great Catholic bloggers! As a 'coming home Catholic', I'm learning so much and am so encouraged and hopeful for the future of the Church!

Simcha Fisher said...

Oh, and don't forget Steve Gershom at www.stevegershom.com --
"Catholic, Gay, and Feeling Fine."

Elizabeth said...

Holy Souls Hermitage, blog of Fr George David Byers, former well beloved seminary prof at the Josephinum in Rome then chaplain to English language pilgrims in Lourdes, now a hermit perched on an inaccessible mountain in North Carolina, praying and offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass (EF usually), especially for the holiness of bishops and priests, and of course for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. He is also privately tutoring in theology, seminarian Phillip Gerard Johnson who is also a blogger, who has an inoperable brain tumor. One gets the impression Fr Byers was an excellent and beloved seminary teacher and his opting for hermit life was probably controversial with some... but as he says, "we need HOLY priests." That is the whole point.

His blog preaches Christ Crucified front and center, and is also the blog that makes me the happiest, a joyful and fascinating blog.

Fr George's theologically rich spiritual reflections have great vividness and impact, and we also get to share all the earthy details of being a hermit on a mountain with hoarfrost, spiders, preying mantises and laying hens, in all weather, in an only half-finished self-built hermitage with a cast iron stove and now the Blessed Sacrament reserved in the tabernacle (with permission of the Bishop).

http://holysoulshermitage.com

Gracewatch said...

I. can't. stand. the. pressure....

Thanks for the mention, though. Got some heavy hitters here!

Gracewatch said...

It helps to identify yourself correctly--thanks for the mention comes from me, Susan, aka the Ironic Catholic....(and my family home page is Gracewatch)

Mary De Voe said...

www.Heavenwards.org. Reverend Stanislao Esposito's preaching cannot be eclipsed.

SWP said...

I would add Msgr. Pope of the Archdiocese of Washington. I've more than once used his stuff for my RCIA class.

Mary De Voe said...

Dailywalk Heavenwards, the blog on the Website: Heavenwards.org is preaching: "to live the TRUTH in love" (Eph.4:15) as espoused by Reverend Esposito.

lifevictorious said...

Gotta say, I LOVE Creative Minority Report, and Simcha Fisher... In a world that is intense and where depressing painful news prevails, they make us LAUGH!!!!!

InfiniteGrace said...

Great list! Definately Father George on the mountaintop deserves a nod and just for some self promotion - mine! www.postabortionwalk.blogspot.com - a journey of hope and healing.