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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Friday, July 11, 2008

Robyn Broyles: Amateur Catholic

I am writing to say that I should not by any means be considered an amateur Catholic. After all, I have been Catholic all my life (well, ever since my mom baptized me in the kitchen sink because she was an ultra-rad-trad without a rad-trad priest). (Actually, my mom is still rad-trad. But I'm not. She thinks I've left the faith.)

I am a Professional Catholic, since after all, I have a Catholic Job. I'm a Confirmation catechist. Although they don't pay me anything. And in fact, there was no entrance exam or membership criteria; the formation staff was beside themselves that someone volunteered without being begged and cajoled first. Actually, it's kind of a raw deal for me, unless you consider the free fast food I get before class each week. The kids have to pay two dollars for what they give me!

Um. I have a Catholic Blog! Well, I don't make any money at it. I don't even get a lot of traffic. But I'm on the blog roll of a person who was nominated for a Catholic blog award! At least, I think she was.

Er. Well. I once wrote a letter to the editor of This Rock!

Okay, fine. I'm an amateur Catholic through and through. Do I get a badge for humility?

Robyn Broyles

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