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



Once again I would like to apologize for the untimeliness of updates. I don't expect to do updates every day or even every week, yet I also don't expect to take two months either. I'm sorry for those who had wait so long to get posted or receive an email reply. Mea culpa.

Blog Awards:

Well kids, it's time again for the Catholic Blog Awards. Nominations are now being accepted and the voting begins... well, I couldn't find where it says when voting begins, but the nomination process goes through the 9th. Be sure to send in your nominations (registration required), and to vote for your favorites. We had a lot of fun with this last year, and as many of you may recall, it was during the awards that the idea for Amateur Catholic came about. The good folks at do a good job and are always trying to improve the process. It must seem like a thankless job often times, but I know of many who appreciate the work they do and the grief they encounter. Keep up the good work.

This year's categories are:

1. Best Overall Catholic Blog
2. Best Designed Catholic Blog
3. Best Written Catholic Blog
4. Best New Catholic Blog
5. Best Individual Catholic Blog
6. Best Group Blog
7. Best Blog by Clergy/Religious/Seminarian
8. Funniest Catholic Blog
9. Smartest Catholic Blog
10. Most Informative & Insightful Catholic Blog
11. Best Apologetic Blog
12. Best Political/Social Commentary Catholic Blog
13. Best Insider News Catholic Blog
14. Most Spiritual Blog


At 2/05/2007 7:12 AM, Blogger ~m2~ said...

i think we should nominate amateur catholic for best apologetic blog because all anyone seems to do to get in is apologize for being amateurish...

what say you? should we storm the ranks and have them flood the polls?

or not?

okay, if this was a bad idea, i am sorry.


At 2/05/2007 8:33 AM, Blogger Rick Lugari said...

lol...somehow I don't think that's what is meant by apologetics, but it was a nice thought. However we have a number of B-Teamers who focus on apologetics and I'd imagine they'd appreciate a nomination.

I expect to see a number of B-Teamers nominated for, and even taking awards. Go B-Team!

At 2/05/2007 8:37 AM, Blogger Jay Anderson said...

Doesn't Amateur Catholic (sorta) count as a "Group Blog"?

At 2/05/2007 11:25 AM, Blogger ~m2~ said...

rick, you underestimate me. that was tongue-in-cheek (do people still use that expression?)

jay, i think we would be considered as a group. do they have a category for angst & neurosis?

just wonderin'.

At 2/13/2007 11:05 AM, Blogger Rhonda said...


At 5/02/2007 5:01 AM, Blogger portalexx said...

nice! ;-) existent?


At 5/02/2007 5:05 AM, Blogger portalexx said...



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