Mark Shea calls him “one of the most generous people” he knows, and I concur; I’d add “most infectiously joyful” and also “tireless” (there’s youth for you). He’s got something new going on at his blog, and really, I can’t think of any reason for him to do it except his interest in promoting all-things-all-people Catholic in order to serve the faith.
What’s he doing? Offering a huge number of Catholic writers and speakers for your consideration and asking you to vote for your favorite 15.
Yeah, there will be a “top-fifteen” but a rising tide lifts all boats. The whole idea of promoting a bulk of Catholic speakers, with nothing in it for himself? Pretty cool. Brandon is pretty cool.
So, go check out his list and vote for your favorites. There are a number of Patheos folk included in it — see if you can find them!