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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Tom Fitzpatrick: Amateur Catholic Extraordinaire

Hi, I'm Tom, and I'm An Amateur Catholic.

I have been hosting the Recta
for a long time (4 years this May). My blog
has been around longer than dirt, and I've passed the
7,500th blog entry milestone. But I've still never
made a penny off of the blog, have never been invited
to write a book, join the staff of a Catholic
publication, or to make a speaking appearance.

Mark Shea still doesn't link to me, and I said
something orthodox about married priests, so Amy
Welborn pulled her link to me, too. Despite that, I
link to just about everybody who doesn't annoy me.

So, if you want to read the best blog no one has ever
heard of, come on over.
Gee Tom, looks like your fate as an Amateur Catholic has been sealed. Don't fret it though; you are among friends here.

Note to our readers, please do check out Recta Ratio, it's a splendid blog and Tom puts a lot of work into posting beautiful high quality images. Unfortunately, comments are not enabled, but that's probably Tom's polite way of not having to listen to me.


At 3/07/2006 10:05 AM, Blogger G. Thomas Fitzpatrick said...


At 3/07/2006 10:07 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

For the record, Recta Ratio has been in my blogroll for quite a while, and I even link to Tom's blog on occasion.

Not sure that makes you feel any better, though.

At 3/07/2006 11:07 AM, Blogger hilary said...

link to just about everybody who doesn't annoy me

Ahhhh, so that's why I have so few links. Almost everybody annoys me.

I really do have to get around to becoming more tolerant.

At 3/07/2006 11:27 AM, Blogger Carolina Cannonball said...

That is quite a blog you have there, Tom.

At 3/07/2006 12:39 PM, Blogger Der Tommissar said...

I really do have to get around to becoming more tolerant.

. . . . . . .

At 3/07/2006 9:35 PM, Blogger ~m2~ said...

tom, i for one love your blog but cannot leave a comment to tell you so because you do not allow for commenting.

so i've bloglined you. i may not have blogrolled you, but i read you just about every day.

for what it's worth.

At 3/25/2006 6:44 PM, Blogger Ginny said...

If Tom starts his post out with delicious sounding recipes.....HURRY as fast as you can, and get off his site. They will surely make your mouth water and lead you into temptation....LOL
;) Love Ya Tom!!
Deep fried Snickers Bars...MMMMMM


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