Fun! 2008 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards

Over at The Crescat there is another kind of blog award project going on!

Be sure to participate!  The nomimations are being taken now and voting starts on 1 April.

… honoring the great ‘obscure little guy’ blogs.

BEST "MORE CATHOLIC THEN THE POPE" BLOG
BEST CHARISMATIC CATHOLIC BLOG
BEST BLOG BY A HERETIC
BEST ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIAN BLOG
BEST BLOG BY A CATHOLIC CRANK
SORRIEST EXCUSE FOR A CATHOLIC BLOG
BEST UNDER APPRECIATED CATHOLIC BLOG
BEST "VISUAL TREAT" BLOG
BEST "SPIRITUAL TREAT" BLOG
BEST HIFREAKINLARIOUS BLOG
BEST BAT SHIT CRAZY BLOG
BEST CHURCH MILITANT BLOG
BEST LIBERAL NEO-TRAD CATHOLIC BLOG
SNARKIEST CATHOLIC BLOG
BEST POTPOURRI OF POPERY

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8 Responses to Fun! 2008 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards

  1. Kradcliffe says:

    Would you be tickled or affronted if your blog were to win “Snarkiest Catholic Blog?” I think you at least deserve a nomination. I also think Sister Mary Martha does, as well.

  2. Well… “Snarkiest” might be appropriate. However, it seems to me that these awards intend to offset (and probably satirize) somewhat the way bigger Catholic blogs dominate the other awards. Pretty clever, really.

  3. eyeclinic says:

    Why do Catholic priests insist on promulgating the use of offensive vernacular slang?(Bat S**t crazy award) Priests only decrease their credibility when they promote “efforts of feeble minds to forcibly express themselves.” Scandalous!

  4. eyeclinic: Why do people not actually read what is written?

  5. Eyeclinic, I believe Father was just copying and pasting information from the other blog.

    I don’t actively ask to be nominated for the Big Catholic Blogger Awards, so maybe I’ll do so for this one. ;)

    God bless you, Father.

  6. …this feeble minded blogger is bat $^*& crazy. Growl, spit, hiss.

    love, Ms. Czar Kazim.

  7. Maureen says:

    Actually, I’d like a bit more clarity of expression in Biblical translations when the original languages mention #2. “Dung” and “excrement” are okay, but I had no clue what “filth” was often referring to.

  8. I want to share Father Z’s concern (somewhat more than he might, perhaps), regarding the dominance of a few in the CBAs over the years. Most winners for the first few years already had established reputations in the Catholic print media. As such, awards like this would be little more than popularity contests, as opposed to their merits in this particular medium. That has begun to change; a little bit last year, more so this year.

    Yes, it is true that the good Father “stole the show” this year, but he has done a remarkable job in educating the general population on the state of Catholic worship, and efforts by Rome to restore the sacred, during a very eventful year for that particular issue. He played a really big part, in what has been a really big deal.

    The “Cannonball Awards,” comic relief aside, have the effect of alerting the Catholic blog-reading public to weblogs that would otherwise be unnoticed. As to the use of an expletive for one category, I must confess I’ve been known to cuss like a sailor, but I am generally loathe to write like one. The former is spontaneous, and if unrecorded, its effects tend to subside. The latter has a way of sustaining its presence, to an extent that the author may not intend.

    This line of reasoning is not the result of a narrow mind. Quite the opposite, I should hope.