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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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Today is the 1-Year Blogiversary of Pro Ecclesia

Because the day is likely to go unremarked upon by any of the Professional Catholics®, seeing as how none of them have my blog in their blogrolls, and since they rarely, if ever, link to my blog, I feel it incumbent upon myself to announce that today is the 1-year blogiversary of that most amateur of blogs Pro Ecclesia*Pro Familia*Pro Civitate.

A blog SO amateur, that when I first announced it (at the blog of one of the Professionals®), I got the Latin in the name all wrong. Some kind soul emailed the following to me in order to disabuse me of my grammatical faux pas:

Dear Mr. Anderson--

Amy Welborn's site directed folks over to your new blog. I'm writing now only to warn you that there is a howler in your Latin title. The preposition "pro" takes the ablative; "Pro ecclesia" and "pro familia" are fine, but the final element should read "pro civitate." "Pro civitas" in Latin is a little like "Give it to he" in English.



At 3/07/2006 11:35 AM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

Congratulations Jay. Seems like he put the ixnay to your atinlay, huh?

At 3/07/2006 11:37 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

I'm just glad someone told me right away to help me avoid the embarassment of a blog name with ittyshay atinlay.

At 3/07/2006 12:08 PM, Blogger Julie D. said...

Congrats fellow amateur! Though I actually do visit your blog (though maybe I shouldn't admit it?) will also contratulate you there. :-D


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