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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Sunday, October 08, 2006

Jen: Amateur Catholic

I'd like to be added to the amateur amateurs. My blog is .

Why I qualify: I'm catholic, and so far the only payment
I've gotten for it are the little inspirational booklets
they hand out to CCD teachers, and possibly one really good
pizza dinner, though there's debate about whether the
invitation was due to my being catholic or just my love of
pizza. Since of course the point of being catholic is not
the earthly rewards (good thing for me), I'm confident I'll
remain firmly in the amateur ranks for some time.

Also in my amateur credentials: I have met some people who
have met other B-team members. And, I don't know how to use
all the features on my blog yet. No risk mistaking me for a
professional blogger, that's certain.


No worries, Jen. Accepting free pizza and beer does not make you a professional, in fact, it is a spiritual work of mercy. See, when someone offers you free pizza and beer they are trying to live the Gospel message by performing a corporal work of mercy. If you turn them down it would be like denying them a chance to please God. By graciously accepting their generous gift, you are helping them get to Heaven, and since you're helping them get to Heaven you are helping yourself get to Heaven. So the more of their beer you drink, the more good you're doing both of you. Yeah, that's the ticket... :)

Welcome aboard and don't forget your B-Team badge.


At 10/10/2006 11:24 PM, Blogger Jen in SC said...

I'm pretty sure it doesn't count as "work" of mercy if the pizza is especially good (which it was). But perhaps it could qualify as a self-indulgence of mercy.

Anyhow, it's so exciting to be on the team! I got my badge up, and even mysteriously ended up with a account, just when I thought I was in the process of not getting one. Amateur Amateur is definitely for me.

At 10/11/2006 8:58 PM, Blogger Jen P said...

Hi Jen!!! (Jen, another Amateur Catholic)

At 10/12/2006 8:32 PM, Blogger Jen in SC said...

Hi! Thanks! I'm so excited to be on the same list as all these cool people.

Did you notice how I used the fact that I have met people who have met you as one of my reasons I ought to be admitted? I think they would have taken me anyway. My just-posted b-team badge is already being weird, so my amateur credentials are really piling up.


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