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, February 04, 2007

Joyful Catholics: Amateur Catholics

Greetings from Omaha,

I just found your Team B website and I would LOVE to join and become a member. I like wine and beer. Not together,of course. Beer with tacos - wine with pizza as any fool knows. I do like an occasional G&T with a good array of snacks, preferably Triscuits, cheese, wheat thins with spinach dip, and tortilla chips & huge bowl of homemade guacalmole. But enough about me, what about you? Who are you and where are you from? Where are you going? I call those questions the Admiral Stockdale Syndrome. Not a very pleasant sounding acronym however, but it works for me.

Please visit our amateur site and if you're ever in Omaha, stop in. We have a great brewery called Upstream Brewing Co. and it waits your vote on it's assorted brews. Goldcoast Blonde is tops in my book.

Thanks for the laughs! Hope to hear from you soon. It's my hope that your qualifications to become a Team B member have been met.

A blogger bum,
susie melkus
Omaha NE
Catholic Convert since Dec 2004: born a heathen at an early age in 1955, baptised Presbyterian, raised Methodist, married a Catholic, became an Evangelical/Pentecostal or as I like to call it, a Conglominationalist and wandered in that foray for some 26+ years, like many scattered sheep throughout the United States and the globe.

Husband: Rich, (not as in wealth) but in name only Cradle Catholic since 1952

Two sons: Justin and Stephen
Justin (the eldest) a lawyer in Dallas, not married. Steve (the youngest- as you probably deduced) currently @ Lockheed Martin and married to his lovely bride, Jill.

We have started RECON for reverts and converts to the Catholic Church. A group where we can support each other as we learn and grow in the Faith, and find enough folks to take a fun canoe trip down the Elkhorn or Niobara Rivers.
Well, Susie and Rich, welcome to the B-Team. As you probably guessed, beer is the official beverage of the Amateur Catholic B-Team. Perhaps you can be our official brewer or something... I'm sort of partial to porter, maybe you could craft a nice porter and slap a B-Team label on it. Of course, from a marketing standpoint it would be suicide, but we can dream, can't we? ;)


At 2/05/2007 8:15 AM, Blogger Joyful Catholics said...

Well, If I gave the impression that we own or run the Upstream Brewing Co., it's with some sadness that I must say that we don't. We do support the brewery from time to time with our meager earnings from our check to check existence, but as we all know, money isn't everything and it doesn't buy happiness. Beer on the other hand... what would a fish fry be without it? I shudder to think!

Beer, as we know, does provide some momentary merriment for the otherwise beaten-down soul in this relativistic, hedonistic world in which we live. So many love to imbibe in their favorite beverage, yet so many don't know Whom to thank for the hops, malt and barley. Isn't our God so good? He created our taste buds to enjoy food and drink and didn't make everything taste the same! I find it a pure source of joy and wonder!

I've wondered about the home brewing kits. If anyone out in B Team land knows what they're like, and would like to share their home brewing story, I'd love to read it, as I barely do my job and would welcome the diversion. My job is a part time job, at a document imaging company, requiring not a lot of mental prowess, which happily, allows me to listen to Catholic radio the whole time! I can't complain to be getting paid to listen to the radio. Still, I'd rather be home blogging. If only we could get paid for blogging, huh?

May every amateur Catholic out there have blessed week. If you're ever in Omaha, we'll be glad to take you to Upstream and hoist a pint or two. You might check their website to see if they ship to the Detroit area. I would venture to guess that they'd be willing to spread their suds around the globe, or at least, the 50 contiguous States. They you may want to combine that with Omaha Steaks and drink and dine in style. Just a thought.


At 2/05/2007 12:10 PM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

Sorry I misunderstood, Susie. Beer is indeed proof of God's love for us...


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