Someone kindly directed me to a note posted over at the National Catholic Register which reviewed some Catholic blogs.  The author of the entry, Eric Scheske blogs at The Daily Eudemon (www.ericscheske.com/blog) graciously wrote of WDTPRS back in September:

2. What Does the Prayer Really Say?, by Father John Zuhlsdorf (wdtprs.com/blog). Michael Aquilina at The Way of the Fathers (fathersofthechurch.com) turned me on to Father Zuhlsdorf. It might be the most cerebral blog on this list, but it’s not dull. Go here when you want intellectual stimulation. I have ranked him No. 2, even though he has been blogging less than a year. A blogger this good deserves encouragement.


"Cerebral"?  Really?  At least I’m not dull!  o{];¬)

Seriously, it is humbling even to have been mentioned in the company of the other bloggers listed. 

It is amazing, when you start scanning your RSS feed aggregators just what is produced in the blogosphere by so many good people.  Talk about alternative media sources!  Here are the blogs mentioned in the NCReg article.  They deserve to be visited often.

The Orthometer, by Father Erik Richtsteig (orthometer.blogspot.com).
Shouts in the Piazza, by Father Guy Selvester (shoutsinthepiazza.blogspot.com).
Thrown Back, by Father Rob Johansen (thrownback.blogspot.com).
Bonfire of the Vanities, by Father Martin Fox (frmartinfox.blogspot.com).
Father Jonathan Morris at Fox News (foxnews.com/index.html#blogs).
Piece of the Puzzle, by “Father Joe” (fatherjoe.wordpress.com).
Roman Miscellany, by Father Nicholas Schofield (romanmiscellany.blogspot.com).
Dappled Things, by Father Jim Tucker (donjim.blogspot.com).
Catholic Ragemonkey (ragemonkey.blogspot.com). Father Shane Tharp and Father Stephen Hamilton

It’s not too cerebral to mention Hamlet is it?  I think Catholic bloggers are sort of like Hamlet’s players (II,ii):

they are the abstract and brief chronicles of the
time: after your death you were better have a bad
epitaph than their ill report while you live.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Heavens! What am I doing on that list? Really, I can’t have my blog being touted as “important” or anything like that, because that can only mean more work!

  2. Fr. Fox: Stop whining and keep up the good work! o{];¬)

  3. Jacob says:

    I read a lot of those and I need to check out the others. The ones I do read are very, very good. You do great work here, Father Z.

    Fr. Fox, my little gossip column has yet to make it onto any lists, so I am forced to envy you (though I don’t even qualify as I’m not a member of the clergy). I will be sure to remember this the day after tomorrow at confession. ;)

  4. Jacob:

    Sic semper gloria blogospheri!

  5. Argent says:

    Cerebral…it must have to do with the posts about saturnos and birettas and various clerical hats. ;)

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