Amateur Catholic

We don't write books or do speaking tours.
In fact, we barely do our jobs.
-We're the B-Team of Catholic Bloggers-

This is the home of the Amateur Catholic® bloggers - or as we like to refer to ourselves, the B-team. We don't write books or do speaking tours. In fact, we barely do our jobs. That's not to say we're unambitious though... You see, this coalition is just the second phase our blogoshpere conquest. We suppose you could think of us as amateur crusaders too.

Membership will not bring you any money, perks, notoriety, or prestige - but you will get the privilege of proudly displaying the B-team badge on your blog! Lucky you, huh?

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If you are hosting a conference, parish function, or some other event and can not afford the exorbitant fees typically associated with a Professional Catholic®, please contact one of our members. We like to hear ourselves talk just as much as the Professional Catholics® do, we just don't charge you for it. But hey give us a meal, free beer, and a designated driver, and we'll speak about breaking the Da Vinci Code or anything else you might care to hear about.

The B-Team badge is copryright 2006, The B-Team Bloggers®. Of course, we're Amateur Catholics®, so if you use the badge without permission (enrolled membership), we won't hunt you down and make you cough up your hard-earned bucks. Just have fun with it and maybe buy us a beer next time you're in town.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Hi, my name is Rick

And if you were unaware of this, I'm on hiatus from blogging... well at least from my primary residence, De Civitate Dei.

I had to spend a week preparing for this moment, but I'll slither back into my cave soon enough. Now, I'm sure some of you will wonder exactly what this is all about. Don't worry, we are too. But we do know how it came about...

The concept was born as a result of the 2006 Catholic Blog awards. Traditionally, the blog awards have been dominated by Professional Catholics, but this year saw some signs of Amateur Catholic penetration. Der Tommissar had coined the term Professional Catholic and applied it to our fellow bloggers whose Catholicism is their trade or their livelihood. From there, we laughed about being the “B-team”, like the cliché of high school cliques. You know, the popular and “with it” A group kids and the majority of the rest of the student body, the B group kids.

So we thought it would be fun to identify ourselves as Amateur or B-Team Catholics and proceeded to make a little logo to sport on our blogs, as if it were a coalition of sorts. But we had to ask ourselves, “What about the masses of other Amateur Catholics out there who might like to join in the fun? Maybe we should start a coalition just for the fun of it.” Well, we’re still not exactly sure how to deal with it, but it’d be a shame to keep it to ourselves, so we created the Amateur Catholic blog as sort of a home base.

The code for the B-Team logo is below.

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" alt="Amateur Catholic B-Team Member"</a>

Yeah..yeah...I know. Being an Amateur Catholic doesn't mean you're an amateur blogger and therefore need someone to give you the html for an image, but some folks still like the convenience. ;)

Update: You can find this code, as well as other badge code and instructions here.

If you would also like to display the B-Team blogroll on your blog, you can get the code here.

Membership info


At 3/06/2006 4:45 PM, Blogger Jeff Miller said...

Is bandwidth a problem on uses this image? If it is I will copy it to my own server before using.

At 3/06/2006 6:20 PM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

I changed the link from my ISP to blogger...I doubt blogger has a bandwidth issue...if they do...a lot of us are in trouble. ;)

At 3/06/2006 8:01 PM, Blogger angelmeg said...

does this mean you are going to blog here occasionally? I hope I hope I hope!

At 3/09/2006 11:14 PM, Blogger March Hare said...

Yay! Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting the medallion image.

I'm a "learn by doing" person--so I really appreciate shortcuts!

At 3/21/2007 10:37 PM, Blogger Christina said...

I am so excited to find this! I know I am missing something, I can't figure out how to register to be on the blogroll, help!


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