2008 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards…

… honoring the great ‘obscure little guy’ blogs.

BEST “MORE CATHOLIC THAN THE POPE” BLOG

Adrienne’s Catholic Corner
Catholic Church Conservation
Traditio
Spirit of Vatican II
Whispers in the Loggia
Lair of the Catholic Caveman
3rd Blog From the Right
Rorate-Caeli
Totus Pius
Athanasius Contra Mundum
Society of St Leo I
Rockin Traddy
Clinging to the Barque of Peter

BEST CHARISMATIC CATHOLIC BLOG

Adrienne’s Catholic Corner
Ad Dominum

BEST BLOG BY A HERETIC

Adrienne’s Catholic Corner
The Dirty Catholic
Spirit of Vatican II
The Hermeneutic of Suspicion
Society of St Leo I

BEST ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIAN BLOG

Adrienne’s Catholic Corner
Ad Dominum
God Fearin
Sacramentum Vitae
Father John Speekman
Word Incarnate
The Divine Lamp
We Belong to the Lord

BEST BLOG BY A CATHOLIC CRANK

Adrienne’s Catholic Corner
The Roving Medievalist
Ignorant Redneck
The Crescat
Lair of the Catholic Caveman
The Recovering Dissident
“man with black hat”
Rockin Traddy
Curmudgeon’s Cave
DOR Catholic

SORRIEST EXCUSE FOR A CATHOLIC BLOG

Lapped Catholic
Ward Wide Web
Carolina Publican
The Hermeneutic of Suspicion
Thoughts of a Regular Guy
Domestic Vocation
Sober Sophomore
Digital Hairshirt
Stony Creek Digest

BEST UNDER APPRECIATED CATHOLIC BLOG

Adrienne’s Catholic Corner
Sister Mary Martha
Hallowed Ground
Angela Messenger
Vultus Christi
The Crescat
St. Monica’s Kneeler
Laus Crucis
Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio
Tom in Vegas
Vivificat!
“man with black hat”
Domestic Vocation
Fr. Daren Zehnle
A Beggar for Love
Rockin Traddy
10 Reasons- The Observations of a Seditious Catholic
Would You Like Blog With That?
We Belong to the Lord

BEST “VISUAL TREAT” BLOG

Adrienne’s Catholic Corner
Hallowed Ground
The Crescat
The Lion & The Cardinal
The Roving Medievalist
Canterbury Tales
New Litrugical Movement
Te Deum
Tea at Trianon
Holy Cards for your inspiration
Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio
Rome of the West
Sancte Pater
Our Lady’s Tears
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
He Gently Calls Us
Happy Catholic
Digital Hairshirt
Orbis Catholicus

BEST “SPIRITUAL TREAT” BLOG

Adrienne’s Catholic Corner
Abbey Roads2
Angela Messenger
Vultus Christi
Our Lady’s Tears
The Splendor of the Church
Fr. Blake
Loved Sinner
Adoro Te
A Beggar for Love

BEST HIFREAKINLARIOUS BLOG

Alive & Young
Ironic Catholic
Abbey Roads1
Ingnorant Redneck
Stain Glass Buffalo
Lair of the Catholic Cavemen
Agnus Daily
The Crescat
Shrine of the Holy Whapping
June Cleaver After A Six-pack
Sancte Pater
Gem of the Ocean
Mothers Pride
The Recovering Dissident
Chased By Children
Catholic Cartoon Blog

BEST BAT SHIT CRAZY BLOG

Sancte Pater
Traditio
Spirit of Vatican II
Catholic Cartoon Blog
Orthometer
The Hermeneutic of Suspicion
The Crescat
Abbey Roads1
Luminarium
June Cleaver After A Six-pack
Gem of the Ocean
Rockin Traddy
The Dirty Catholic

BEST CHURCH MILITANT BLOG

Orthometer
Lair of the Catholic Caveman
Dad29
Ignorant Redneck
Luminarium
Catholics United For the Faith (CUF Blog)
Recta Ratio
Mulier Fortis
V For Victory
Pro Ecclesia
The Recovering Dissident
“man with black hat”
Athanasius Contra Mundum
Rockin Traddy
Gladius Spiritus

BEST LIBERAL NEO-TRAD CATHOLIC BLOG

Ad Dominum
Catholic Sensibilty
Tom in Vegas

SNARKIEST CATHOLIC BLOG

Christus Vincit
Apoloblogology
Catholic Light
Lair of the Catholic Caveman
Father Joe
The Recovering Dissident
Abbey Roads1
The Crescat
“man with black hat”
Digital Hairshirt

BEST POTPOURRI OF POPERY

Per Chritsum
Unam Sanctum
Rorate-Caeli
Totus Pius
Vatican Watcher
Wheat & Weeds
Shoved to Them
A Beggar for Love
Shrine of the Holy Whapping
We Belong to the Lord

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  • What about “Best Blog by someone who we’re rather confused by what s/he thinks about presidential candidates who’s last name rhymes with Shmoschmama since all references on his/her site seem to be ambiguous at best and cryptic at worst”

  • DO NOT VOTE! Just make nominations for each category. Any comments re: votes will be deleted. Love, -The friendly reminder.

  • ROFLMAO!!!! And thanks…I think?!

  • I like this contest much better than CBA – will be back to nominate.

  • At Per Christum we would like to see a “Best Potpourri of Popery” category.We feel competitive in that category.

  • only bc I love the sound of potpourri & popery that I added it as the FINAL category. Enough! Nominations… PLEASE.

  • I nominate the Vir of the Lair for “Best Hifreakinlarious Blog” – DEVS VULT!

  • I don’t know if this can count since it isn’t quite a blog, but “traditio.com” would fit right into the “Best ‘more Catholic than the Pope'” category and best “bat shit crazy blog.

  • Roman… LMAO. I think you’re spot on!

  • CC – I nominate you for “Hifreakinlarious” and “Bat Shit Crazy”.BMP

  • The Hermeneutic of Suspicion (femlove.blogspot.com) for Batshit Crazy and Heretic Blogs! ..and maybe sorriest excuse too. Although, that sounds like my catagory.

  • RC

    May I nominate both Apoloblogology and Catholic Light for the Snark category, so that Brian and Jason can have someone to beat?

  • Sure Rich. We LOVE a good challenge. (snark snark!)BMP

  • femlove…. that’s some scary shit! :-OMaybe if I’m bored I’ll go pick a fight.

  • C’mon you guys! Thom can’t be the only raving catholic nut bag liberal neo-trad in the entire blog-o-sphere!

  • And why can’t I?

  • te-deum.blogspot.comfor best visual treat

  • Oh…Thank you Carolina, I feel so much better. You like me, you really like me! Hard to do a Sally Fields impersonation by computer, but ya get the idea!.

  • Kat: For your consideration I nominate:Best Bat Shit Crazy Blog:Abbey RoadsBest “Spiritual Treat” blog:Our Lady’s TearsBest “Visual Treat” blog:Tea at TrianonBest Underappreciated Catholic Blog:St. Monica’s KneelerBest Blog by a Catholic Crank:Our esteemed hostess, The Crescat (good grief who else???!!! Hellooo)That’s all I got that I don’t see yet represented.Thank you. This is hysterical!

  • Wait a minute…Charismatic???Charismatic maybe like I’ve got charisma, but that better not mean Benny Hinn charismatic!*cough**sputter**evil eye*

  • “Charismatic maybe like I’ve got charisma, but that better not mean Benny Hinn charismatic!”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2l309_46sE

  • Best “More Catholic then the Pope” BlogThe Lair of the Catholic CavemenBest Blog by a Catholic CrankThe Lair of the Catholic CavemenBest Underappreciated Catholic BlogThe CrescatBest “Visual Treat” BlogThe CrescatBest Hifreakinlarious BlogThe Lair of the Catholic CavemenBest Bat Shit Crazy BlogLuminarium (Why not?; I’m don’t really have a Catholic blog, but I am bat shit crazy.)Snarkiest Catholic BlogThe Lair of the Catholic CavemenWhat can I say? I’m partial to The Lair.

  • Best “More Catholic then the Pope” BlogThird Blog from the Right(well, not really Bob Catholic, but he writes about all the cranks who think they are…)Best Blog by a Charismatic CatholicThey still have those?Best Blog by a HereticI’d rather not give them the publicityBest Armchair Theologian BlogSacramentum Vitae – a blog without pictures I actually read.Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic BlogI’d rather not give them the publicityBest Underappreciated Catholic BlogLaus CrucisCatholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio (For real!)Best “Visual Treat” BlogHoly Cards for your inspiration Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio(For real!)Best “Spiritual Treat” BlogThe Splendor of the ChurchBest Hifreakinlarious BlogShrine of the Holy WhappingJune Cleaver After A Six-packBest Bat Shit Crazy BlogJune Cleaver After A Six-packBest Church Militant BlogCUF Blog Catholics United For the Faith Snarkiest Catholic BlogBest Potpourri of PoperyPer Chritsum

  • Paul Nichols

    I’m honored to be nominated here on the Crescat. It counts more than, well, I don’t know what it counts more than, but it counts.

  • Thought I would give my two cents worth to the great nominations and say:BEST BLOG BY A CATHOLIC CRANKDefinitely Cathy of Alex at The Recovering Dissident Catholic. And we love cranky.BEST “VISUAL TREAT” BLOGTough one, but Sanctus Belle at Our Lady’s Tears AND Vincenzo at Sancte Pater. For very different reasons!SNARKIEST CATHOLIC BLOGTerry Nelson at Abbey Roads 1. I’d nominate him for Bat Shit Crazy, but someone else thinks like I do. Also, Cathy of Alex should give Terry a run for his money. And we love snarky as much as we love cranky. BEST HIFREAKINLARIOUS BLOGVincenzo, although he gives away most of his best stuff. Serious posts and funny pics. And, Karen at Gem of the Ocean for keeping some levity in this silly ol’ world.BEST “SPIRITUAL TREAT” BLOGTara at Loved Sinner. A very passionate convert. Refreshing. I’d also nominate Sanctus Belle, but Cathy beat me to it.

  • I’m really sorry not to see a very essential category, “Best Blog by a Feeneyite” for which I would most humbly nominate myself! ;)Mary

  • Swissy: You little sneak! LOL!

  • Nominating:1. Adoro http://adorotedevote.blogspot.com/for Best “Spiritual Treat” Blog2. Tom in Vegas http://tominvegas.blogspot.com/forBest Blog by a Liberal Neo-Trad3. Father John Speekmanhttp://homiliesfromaustralia.blogspot.com/for Best Armchair Theologian Blog4.Karen at Gem of the Ocean http://gemoftheocean99.blogspot.com/for Best Bat Shit Crazy Blog5. Jackie at Mothers Pride http://motherspride-jackie.blogspot.com/for Best Hifreakinlarious Blog

  • I nominate http://therecoveringdissidentcatholic.blogspot.com/ Cathy for the following categories:BEST HIFREAKINLARIOUS BLOGBEST CHURCH MILITANT BLOGAND!!!!!!!BEST DANCE BLOG

  • I also nominate Tom of http://tominvegas.blogspot.com/ for:BEST UNDER APPRECIATED CATHOLIC BLOG

  • And then, and then – The Crescat http://thecrescat.blogspot.com/ for the:SNARKIEST CATHOLIC BLOGNobody does it better honey! 😉

  • David

    Surely the best More Catholic Than The Pope blog must be http://athanasiuscm.blogspot.comDo I nominate just by making a comment here, or am I supposed to do something else?

  • I don’t really have any suggestions, and this is not intended to be a “trolling” post, but I just feel compelled to point out the grammatical error in the “More Catholic Then The Pope” category. It should read “More Catholic THAN the Pope.” Anyway. Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading some of these blogs!

  • I nominated my own blog, Vivificat!, for the category of BEST UNDER APPRECIATED CATHOLIC BLOG.I confess I feel underappreciated. But this may be a personal problem and I might just be projecting a bit. Or whatever. 🙁

  • Oh yeah, and the URL is http://vivificat1.blogspot.com.

  • I’d like to nominate my own blog, Thoughts of a Regular Guy as “Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic Blog”, because I’m sure it’s sorrier than Ward Wide Web and Lapped Catholic.

  • I hereby nominate “man with black hat” (since no one else will) for the following:Best Underappreciated Catholic Blog(which should be obvious because… well, you know.)Best Blog by a Catholic Crank(because being underappreciated makes me cranky.)Best Hifreakinlarious BlogSnarkiest Catholic BlogAnd another one, this time for a category I’m introducing myself:Miss CongenialityNow, one more time, that’s “man with black hat,” not “Man in the Black Hat” or “Man with the Black Hat.” It’s four words. All lower case:man. with. black. hat. man with black hat.Got it? Now, I have to finish my second latte this morning, and look like I work for a living before I leave for an early lunch.

  • I nominate DailyCatholic and alsoAngelqueen for more Catholic thanthan the Pope!

  • I’d second that, but neither are blogs.

  • Paul you may be right… but that loser Tim never updates his blog, that sorry excuse. Angelqueen is also bat shit crazy. While you made good suggestions, ave maria!, they do need to be actual blogs.good work, all! You guys are keeping me plenty busy & providing me a very appropriate waste of my office time.

  • Vincenzo: I think it means “Benny Hill Charismatic!”

  • I got nominated! They like me, they /really/ like me! :DSeriously, thanks. 😉 It’s an honor just to be nominated.

  • I must nominate Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam as “Best Visual Treat” especially with the pics from her recently completed Rome pilgrimage!http://debugmybrain.blogspot.com/

  • For Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic Blog (because she asked for that one) but also for Best Underappreciated Catholic Blog, I nominate Domestic Vocation. For Best “Visual Treat” Blog you already have some great blogs, but I think He Gently Calls Us needs to be nominated also.

  • I was sure “Potpourri of Popery” was going to be a reference to one of my regular stops, Wheat & Weeds, as she’s made regular round-ups and commentary on papal doings under that heading for years. So, of course, she must be nominated!

  • I forgot one – Athanasius Contra Mundum for Best Church Militant Bloghttp://athanasiuscm.blogspot.com/

  • I’d like to suggest a new category:Best Catholic Nerd Blogand the obvious nominee:http://catholic-hierarchy-news.blogspot.com/

  • Wow, thanks for the nomination! This is a genuine honor indeed!!

  • I nominate the Society of St Leo I blog http://societyofstleoi.blogspot.com/ for the “MORE CATHOLIC THAN THE POPE” category.

  • Hey, thanks for the nominations.If it’s not too late this year to nominate a new category how about:”What were they thinking when they decided to use yellow type on white background” award … and when “you” vote for it, y9ou can put in a vote anonymously….

  • I nominate myself for the Potpourri of Popery award for my schizophrenic, you never know what you’ll get blog. So, yeah…Shoved to Them…potpourri…

  • Gee, I didn’t realize I was so… militant. But I did realize something this morning. If someone wins in the “Underappreciated” category, they would be MORE appreciated, wouldn’t they?

  • Nomination time. A Beggar for Love. Underappreciated, “Spiritual Treat”, and Potpourri.Now that’s the way to do it. Let the Holy Father do the talking.

  • Can I vote for me? Being new round here, this affords me the opportunity to get some much needed traffic to my pitiful little page. Therefore, with much fanfare, I nominate myself for:More Catholic than the Pope (uh-huh)Catholic Crank (if u only knew)Under Appreciated (o yeh!)Bat Shit Crazy (Ask my wife)and lastly…Church Militant (I carry a Glock to Mass!)http://rockintraddy.blogspot.comThanks kiddies, see ya in the funny pages!

  • I’ve been NOMINATED ! Oh wow, this is soooo unexpected… I really didn’t think it’d be me… and this award is really for all of you out there… and I’d like to thank my hairdresser, and the girl who does my nails, and my mother, and *sniff* I’m feeling so emotional right now, and oh, I LOVE YOU ALL… and I couldn’t have done it without you…;-D

  • Hey! I want a “This blog is so lousy I didn’t even get nominated for the 2008 Cannonball Awards!” badge. Or, introduce a new category: “Lousy Enough to Nominate Their Own Blog” and, I’ll nominate my own blog “The Sober Sophomore” for that one. 😉

  • Oh yeah, otherwise I nominate myself for sorriest excuse for a catholic blog.

  • Delightful! Just discovered this/you, thanks to Dirty Catholic. Looking forward to voting.

  • Alephgamma, you might have to change your nomination. St Leo the Great is venerated by the Orthodox as well.And I’m quite expecting a snarky comment from Steve for this. Don’t worry, Steve, I’m far too old and ugly to be offended.

  • mary liz, a perfect category in the spirit of the awards. Noted for next year’s awards!

  • No one friggin’ nominated ME?!?!!?Huh, I’ll just nominate myself for the following:Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic BlogBest “Visual Treat” BlogSnarkiest Catholic BlogAnd I also nominate myself for a new category:”What the Hell Does That Blog’s Name Mean?”, for which I also nominate the following:The CrescatThe Clam RampantThe Hermeneutic of SuspicionOwl of the Remove

  • LMAO… noted. Next year we will have a BEST Stupidiest (or nonsensical) Blog Name!Clam Rampant sounds dirtyhe he.

  • That’s more like it, CC. At the risk of ruining my hard-earned reputation for meekness, humility, and related virtues, whether real or imagined, I can’t think of a worthier blog in my category. Just one question, though. If Stony Creek Digest wins the “Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic Blog” award, does that make me the BEST of the “sorriest excuse” blogs, or the SORRIEST of the “sorriest excuse” blogs. The distinction is not unimportant at this level …

  • I nominate my own blog “We Belong to the Lord” for Armchair theologian, Underappreciated, and Potpouri of Popery.

  • I also nominate Orbis Catholicus (orbiscatholicus.blogspot.com) for best visual treat.

  • I nominate “Would you like blog with that?” for best underappreciated Catholic blog.oiboyz.blogspot.com

  • Well, I am pleased that Mr. Swaim over at “Apoloblogology” was nominated for “Snarkiest Catholic Blog” he has worked so hard… can I even weigh in on this if I am not Catholic?

  • Adoroe Te Devote needs to be nomiated for several categories … she’s soooo good and soooo underrated.