Monday, March 24, 2008

2008 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards...

... honoring the great 'obscure little guy' blogs.

BEST "MORE CATHOLIC THAN THE POPE" BLOG
Adrienne's Catholic Corner
Catholic Church Conservation
Traditio
Spirit of Vatican II
Whispers in the Loggia
Lair of the Catholic Caveman
3rd Blog From the Right
Rorate-Caeli
Totus Pius
Athanasius Contra Mundum
Society of St Leo I
Rockin Traddy
Clinging to the Barque of Peter

BEST CHARISMATIC CATHOLIC BLOG
Adrienne's Catholic Corner
Ad Dominum

BEST BLOG BY A HERETIC
Adrienne's Catholic Corner
The Dirty Catholic
Spirit of Vatican II
The Hermeneutic of Suspicion
Society of St Leo I

BEST ARMCHAIR THEOLOGIAN BLOG
Adrienne's Catholic Corner
Ad Dominum
God Fearin
Sacramentum Vitae
Father John Speekman
Word Incarnate
The Divine Lamp
We Belong to the Lord

BEST BLOG BY A CATHOLIC CRANK
Adrienne's Catholic Corner
The Roving Medievalist
Ignorant Redneck
The Crescat
Lair of the Catholic Caveman
The Recovering Dissident
"man with black hat"
Rockin Traddy
Curmudgeon's Cave
DOR Catholic

SORRIEST EXCUSE FOR A CATHOLIC BLOG
Lapped Catholic
Ward Wide Web
Carolina Publican
The Hermeneutic of Suspicion
Thoughts of a Regular Guy
Domestic Vocation
Sober Sophomore
Digital Hairshirt
Stony Creek Digest

BEST UNDER APPRECIATED CATHOLIC BLOG
Adrienne's Catholic Corner
Sister Mary Martha
Hallowed Ground
Angela Messenger
Vultus Christi
The Crescat
St. Monica's Kneeler
Laus Crucis
Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio
Tom in Vegas
Vivificat!
"man with black hat"
Domestic Vocation
Fr. Daren Zehnle
A Beggar for Love
Rockin Traddy
10 Reasons- The Observations of a Seditious Catholic
Would You Like Blog With That?
We Belong to the Lord

BEST "VISUAL TREAT" BLOG
Adrienne's Catholic Corner
Hallowed Ground
The Crescat
The Lion & The Cardinal
The Roving Medievalist
Canterbury Tales
New Litrugical Movement
Te Deum
Tea at Trianon
Holy Cards for your inspiration
Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio
Rome of the West
Sancte Pater
Our Lady's Tears
Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
He Gently Calls Us
Happy Catholic
Digital Hairshirt
Orbis Catholicus

BEST "SPIRITUAL TREAT" BLOG
Adrienne's Catholic Corner
Abbey Roads2
Angela Messenger
Vultus Christi
Our Lady's Tears
The Splendor of the Church
Fr. Blake
Loved Sinner
Adoro Te
A Beggar for Love

BEST HIFREAKINLARIOUS BLOG
Alive & Young
Ironic Catholic
Abbey Roads1
Ingnorant Redneck
Stain Glass Buffalo
Lair of the Catholic Cavemen
Agnus Daily
The Crescat
Shrine of the Holy Whapping
June Cleaver After A Six-pack
Sancte Pater
Gem of the Ocean
Mothers Pride
The Recovering Dissident
Chased By Children
Catholic Cartoon Blog

BEST BAT SHIT CRAZY BLOG
Sancte Pater
Traditio
Spirit of Vatican II
Catholic Cartoon Blog
Orthometer
The Hermeneutic of Suspicion
The Crescat
Abbey Roads1
Luminarium
June Cleaver After A Six-pack
Gem of the Ocean
Rockin Traddy
The Dirty Catholic

BEST CHURCH MILITANT BLOG
Orthometer
Lair of the Catholic Caveman
Dad29
Ignorant Redneck
Luminarium
Catholics United For the Faith (CUF Blog)
Recta Ratio
Mulier Fortis
V For Victory
Pro Ecclesia
The Recovering Dissident
"man with black hat"
Athanasius Contra Mundum
Rockin Traddy
Gladius Spiritus

BEST LIBERAL NEO-TRAD CATHOLIC BLOG
Ad Dominum
Catholic Sensibilty
Tom in Vegas

SNARKIEST CATHOLIC BLOG
Christus Vincit
Apoloblogology
Catholic Light
Lair of the Catholic Caveman
Father Joe
The Recovering Dissident
Abbey Roads1
The Crescat
"man with black hat"
Digital Hairshirt

BEST POTPOURRI OF POPERY
Per Chritsum
Unam Sanctum
Rorate-Caeli
Totus Pius
Vatican Watcher
Wheat & Weeds
Shoved to Them
A Beggar for Love
Shrine of the Holy Whapping
We Belong to the Lord
... nominate away. It's all good natured fun.NOMINATE... do not vote. Voting will begin April 1st.

68 comments:

The Buffalo said...

What about "Best Blog by someone who we're rather confused by what s/he thinks about presidential candidates who's last name rhymes with Shmoschmama since all references on his/her site seem to be ambiguous at best and cryptic at worst"

Carolina Cannonball said...

DO NOT VOTE! Just make nominations for each category. Any comments re: votes will be deleted.

Love,

-The friendly reminder.

Angela M. said...

ROFLMAO!!!! And thanks...I think?!

Terry Nelson said...

I like this contest much better than CBA - will be back to nominate.

A Simple Sinner said...

At Per Christum we would like to see a "Best Potpourri of Popery" category.

We feel competitive in that category.

Carolina Cannonball said...

only bc I love the sound of potpourri & popery that I added it as the FINAL category.

Enough!

Nominations... PLEASE.

AlephGamma said...

I nominate the Vir of the Lair for "Best Hifreakinlarious Blog" - DEVS VULT!

Roman Sacristan said...

I don't know if this can count since it isn't quite a blog, but "traditio.com" would fit right into the "Best 'more Catholic than the Pope'" category and best "bat shit crazy blog.

Carolina Cannonball said...

Roman... LMAO. I think you're spot on!

Brian Michael Page said...

CC - I nominate you for "Hifreakinlarious" and "Bat Shit Crazy".

BMP

Mary Liz said...

The Hermeneutic of Suspicion (femlove.blogspot.com) for Batshit Crazy and Heretic Blogs! ..and maybe sorriest excuse too. Although, that sounds like my catagory.

RC said...

May I nominate both Apoloblogology and Catholic Light for the Snark category, so that Brian and Jason can have someone to beat?

Brian Michael Page said...

Sure Rich. We LOVE a good challenge. (snark snark!)

BMP

Carolina Cannonball said...

femlove.... that's some scary shit! :-O

Maybe if I'm bored I'll go pick a fight.

Carolina Cannonball said...

C'mon you guys! Thom can't be the only raving catholic nut bag liberal neo-trad in the entire blog-o-sphere!

The almost a seminarian said...

te-deum.blogspot.com
for best visual treat

Thom said...

And why can't I?

ken88 said...

Oh...Thank you Carolina, I feel so much better. You like me, you really like me! Hard to do a Sally Fields impersonation by computer, but ya get the idea!.

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Kat: For your consideration I nominate:

Best Bat Shit Crazy Blog:
Abbey Roads

Best "Spiritual Treat" blog:
Our Lady's Tears

Best "Visual Treat" blog:
Tea at Trianon

Best Underappreciated Catholic Blog:
St. Monica's Kneeler

Best Blog by a Catholic Crank:
Our esteemed hostess, The Crescat (good grief who else???!!! Hellooo)

That's all I got that I don't see yet represented.

Thank you. This is hysterical!

Thom said...

Wait a minute...

Charismatic???

Charismatic maybe like I've got charisma, but that better not mean Benny Hinn charismatic!

*cough**sputter**evil eye*

Vincenzo said...

"Charismatic maybe like I've got charisma, but that better not mean Benny Hinn charismatic!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2l309_46sE

USMC 9971 said...

Best "More Catholic then the Pope" Blog
The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen

Best Blog by a Catholic Crank
The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen

Best Underappreciated Catholic Blog
The Crescat

Best "Visual Treat" Blog
The Crescat

Best Hifreakinlarious Blog
The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen

Best Bat Shit Crazy Blog
Luminarium (Why not?; I'm don't really have a Catholic blog, but I am bat shit crazy.)

Snarkiest Catholic Blog
The Lair of the Catholic Cavemen


What can I say? I'm partial to The Lair.

A Simple Sinner said...

Best "More Catholic then the Pope" Blog
Third Blog from the Right
(well, not really Bob Catholic, but he writes about all the cranks who think they are...)

Best Blog by a Charismatic Catholic
They still have those?

Best Blog by a Heretic
I'd rather not give them the publicity

Best Armchair Theologian Blog
Sacramentum Vitae - a blog without pictures I actually read.

Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic Blog
I'd rather not give them the publicity

Best Underappreciated Catholic Blog
Laus Crucis
Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio (For real!)

Best "Visual Treat" Blog
Holy Cards for your inspiration
Catholic Architecture and History of Toledo, Ohio(For real!)

Best "Spiritual Treat" Blog
The Splendor of the Church

Best Hifreakinlarious Blog
Shrine of the Holy Whapping
June Cleaver After A Six-pack


Best Bat Shit Crazy Blog
June Cleaver After A Six-pack

Best Church Militant Blog
CUF Blog Catholics United For the Faith

Snarkiest Catholic Blog
Best Potpourri of Popery
Per Chritsum

Paul Nichols said...

I'm honored to be nominated here on the Crescat. It counts more than, well, I don't know what it counts more than, but it counts.

swissmiss said...

Thought I would give my two cents worth to the great nominations and say:

BEST BLOG BY A CATHOLIC CRANK
Definitely Cathy of Alex at The Recovering Dissident Catholic. And we love cranky.

BEST "VISUAL TREAT" BLOG
Tough one, but Sanctus Belle at Our Lady's Tears AND Vincenzo at Sancte Pater. For very different reasons!

SNARKIEST CATHOLIC BLOG
Terry Nelson at Abbey Roads 1. I'd nominate him for Bat Shit Crazy, but someone else thinks like I do. Also, Cathy of Alex should give Terry a run for his money. And we love snarky as much as we love cranky.

BEST HIFREAKINLARIOUS BLOG
Vincenzo, although he gives away most of his best stuff. Serious posts and funny pics. And, Karen at Gem of the Ocean for keeping some levity in this silly ol' world.

BEST "SPIRITUAL TREAT" BLOG
Tara at Loved Sinner. A very passionate convert. Refreshing. I'd also nominate Sanctus Belle, but Cathy beat me to it.

M. Alexander said...

I'm really sorry not to see a very essential category, "Best Blog by a Feeneyite" for which I would most humbly nominate myself! ;)
Mary

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Swissy: You little sneak! LOL!

Adrienne said...

Nominating:
1. Adoro http://adorotedevote.blogspot.com/
for
Best "Spiritual Treat" Blog

2. Tom in Vegas http://tominvegas.blogspot.com/
for
Best Blog by a Liberal Neo-Trad

3. Father John Speekman
http://homiliesfromaustralia.blogspot.com/
for Best Armchair Theologian Blog

4.Karen at Gem of the Ocean http://gemoftheocean99.blogspot.com/
for Best Bat Shit Crazy Blog

5. Jackie at Mothers Pride http://motherspride-jackie.blogspot.com/
for Best Hifreakinlarious Blog

Terry Nelson said...

I nominate http://therecoveringdissidentcatholic.blogspot.com/ Cathy for the following categories:

BEST HIFREAKINLARIOUS BLOG

BEST CHURCH MILITANT BLOG

AND!!!!!!!

BEST DANCE BLOG

Terry Nelson said...

I also nominate Tom of http://tominvegas.blogspot.com/ for:


BEST UNDER APPRECIATED CATHOLIC BLOG

Terry Nelson said...

And then, and then - The Crescat http://thecrescat.blogspot.com/ for the:

SNARKIEST CATHOLIC BLOG

Nobody does it better honey! ;)

David said...

Surely the best More Catholic Than The Pope blog must be http://athanasiuscm.blogspot.com

Do I nominate just by making a comment here, or am I supposed to do something else?

Erik said...

I don't really have any suggestions, and this is not intended to be a "trolling" post, but I just feel compelled to point out the grammatical error in the "More Catholic Then The Pope" category. It should read "More Catholic THAN the Pope."

Anyway. Keep up the good work. I look forward to reading some of these blogs!

Teófilo de Jesús said...

I nominated my own blog, Vivificat!, for the category of BEST UNDER APPRECIATED CATHOLIC BLOG.

I confess I feel underappreciated. But this may be a personal problem and I might just be projecting a bit.

Or whatever. :-(

Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

I'd like to nominate my own blog, Thoughts of a Regular Guy as "Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic Blog", because I'm sure it's sorrier than Ward Wide Web and Lapped Catholic.

Teófilo de Jesús said...

Oh yeah, and the URL is http://vivificat1.blogspot.com.

David L Alexander said...

I hereby nominate "man with black hat" (since no one else will) for the following:

Best Underappreciated Catholic Blog
(which should be obvious because... well, you know.)

Best Blog by a Catholic Crank
(because being underappreciated makes me cranky.)

Best Hifreakinlarious Blog

Snarkiest Catholic Blog

And another one, this time for a category I'm introducing myself:

Miss Congeniality

Now, one more time, that's "man with black hat," not "Man in the Black Hat" or "Man with the Black Hat." It's four words. All lower case:

man. with. black. hat. man with black hat.

Got it? Now, I have to finish my second latte this morning, and look like I work for a living before I leave for an early lunch.

Ave Maria! said...

I nominate DailyCatholic and also
Angelqueen for more Catholic than
than the Pope!

David L Alexander said...

I'd second that, but neither are blogs.

Carolina Cannonball said...

Paul you may be right... but that loser Tim never updates his blog, that sorry excuse.

Angelqueen is also bat shit crazy. While you made good suggestions, ave maria!, they do need to be actual blogs.

good work, all! You guys are keeping me plenty busy & providing me a very appropriate waste of my office time.

Ray from MN said...

Vincenzo: I think it means "Benny Hill Charismatic!"

Jacob said...

I got nominated! They like me, they /really/ like me! :D

Seriously, thanks. ;) It's an honor just to be nominated.

The Rockin' Traddy said...

I must nominate Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam as "Best Visual Treat" especially with the pics from her recently completed Rome pilgrimage!

http://debugmybrain.blogspot.com/

Cath said...

For Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic Blog (because she asked for that one) but also for Best Underappreciated Catholic Blog, I nominate Domestic Vocation.

For Best "Visual Treat" Blog you already have some great blogs, but I think He Gently Calls Us needs to be nominated also.

Fred said...

I was sure "Potpourri of Popery" was going to be a reference to one of my regular stops, Wheat & Weeds, as she's made regular round-ups and commentary on papal doings under that heading for years. So, of course, she must be nominated!

Terry Nelson said...

I forgot one - Athanasius Contra Mundum for Best Church Militant Blog

http://athanasiuscm.blogspot.com/

David C. said...

I'd like to suggest a new category:
Best Catholic Nerd Blog

and the obvious nominee:
http://catholic-hierarchy-news.blogspot.com/

elena maria vidal said...

Wow, thanks for the nomination! This is a genuine honor indeed!!

AlephGamma said...

I nominate the Society of St Leo I blog http://societyofstleoi.blogspot.com/ for the "MORE CATHOLIC THAN THE POPE" category.

gemoftheocean said...

Hey, thanks for the nominations.

If it's not too late this year to nominate a new category how about:

"What were they thinking when they decided to use yellow type on white background" award ... and when "you" vote for it, y9ou can put in a vote anonymously....

the Mom said...

I nominate myself for the Potpourri of Popery award for my schizophrenic, you never know what you'll get blog. So, yeah...Shoved to Them...potpourri...

David L Alexander said...

Gee, I didn't realize I was so... militant. But I did realize something this morning. If someone wins in the "Underappreciated" category, they would be MORE appreciated, wouldn't they?

Jeffrey Smith said...

Nomination time. A Beggar for Love. Underappreciated, "Spiritual Treat", and Potpourri.
Now that's the way to do it. Let the Holy Father do the talking.

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Can I vote for me? Being new round here, this affords me the opportunity to get some much needed traffic to my pitiful little page.

Therefore, with much fanfare, I nominate myself for:

More Catholic than the Pope (uh-huh)
Catholic Crank (if u only knew)
Under Appreciated (o yeh!)
Bat Shit Crazy (Ask my wife)
and lastly...
Church Militant (I carry a Glock to Mass!)

http://rockintraddy.blogspot.com

Thanks kiddies, see ya in the funny pages!

Mac McLernon said...

I've been NOMINATED ! Oh wow, this is soooo unexpected... I really didn't think it'd be me... and this award is really for all of you out there... and I'd like to thank my hairdresser, and the girl who does my nails, and my mother, and *sniff* I'm feeling so emotional right now, and oh, I LOVE YOU ALL... and I couldn't have done it without you...

;-D

Mary Liz said...

Hey! I want a "This blog is so lousy I didn't even get nominated for the 2008 Cannonball Awards!" badge.

Or, introduce a new category: "Lousy Enough to Nominate Their Own Blog"
and, I'll nominate my own blog "The Sober Sophomore" for that one.

;-)

Mary Liz said...

Oh yeah, otherwise I nominate myself for sorriest excuse for a catholic blog.

Meredith Gould said...

Delightful! Just discovered this/you, thanks to Dirty Catholic. Looking forward to voting.

jill said...

Alephgamma, you might have to change your nomination. St Leo the Great is venerated by the Orthodox as well.

And I'm quite expecting a snarky comment from Steve for this. Don't worry, Steve, I'm far too old and ugly to be offended.

Carolina Cannonball said...

mary liz, a perfect category in the spirit of the awards. Noted for next year's awards!

DigiHairshirt said...

No one friggin' nominated ME?!?!!?

Huh, I'll just nominate myself for the following:

Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic Blog
Best "Visual Treat" Blog
Snarkiest Catholic Blog

And I also nominate myself for a new category:

"What the Hell Does That Blog's Name Mean?",

for which I also nominate the following:

The Crescat
The Clam Rampant
The Hermeneutic of Suspicion
Owl of the Remove

Carolina Cannonball said...

LMAO... noted. Next year we will have a BEST Stupidiest (or nonsensical) Blog Name!

Clam Rampant sounds dirty

he he.

Jeff Culbreath said...

That's more like it, CC. At the risk of ruining my hard-earned reputation for meekness, humility, and related virtues, whether real or imagined, I can't think of a worthier blog in my category.

Just one question, though. If Stony Creek Digest wins the "Sorriest Excuse for a Catholic Blog" award, does that make me the BEST of the "sorriest excuse" blogs, or the SORRIEST of the "sorriest excuse" blogs. The distinction is not unimportant at this level ...

Domini Sumus said...

I nominate my own blog "We Belong to the Lord" for Armchair theologian, Underappreciated, and Potpouri of Popery.

Domini Sumus said...

I also nominate Orbis Catholicus (orbiscatholicus.blogspot.com) for best visual treat.

Athanasius contra mundum said...

I nominate "Would you like blog with that?" for best underappreciated Catholic blog.
oiboyz.blogspot.com

Iwriteyouread said...

Well, I am pleased that Mr. Swaim over at "Apoloblogology" was nominated for "Snarkiest Catholic Blog" he has worked so hard... can I even weigh in on this if I am not Catholic?

sr said...

Adoroe Te Devote needs to be nomiated for several categories ... she's soooo good and soooo underrated.