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Making a list, checking it twice

It’s a little early for Christmas, but some people are indeed making lists — and I was pleasantly surprised to learn that The Bench has just landed on this one: the Top 50 Catholic Blogs.

There are some familiar names, and some that were new to me. (A lotta blogging nuns out there! Who knew?) It’s a lively and varied bunch, and if you’re looking for some fresh bloggery to read in your spare time, you’ll want to check it out.

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Deacon Bill

posted October 25, 2010 at 9:16 am

Congratulations, brother! Well deserved!

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Daniel Lower

posted October 25, 2010 at 5:03 pm

Apparently Mark Shea’s on there twice (once as Mark Shea, NCR, once as Catholic and Enjoying It!)
I mean he’s good, but the CAEI blog links to the NCR stuff…Just a quibble though, no real issue with the rest of the list.
Congrats on making the list, Deacon.

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posted October 25, 2010 at 9:39 pm

1. “Sister Mary Martha” isn’t a real nun. I wish people would wise up to that. That blog, though seemingly well-researched, is written by a lay person, a female comedic writer. If you read close enough, it should be glaringly obvious that the author is not a nun, nor always giving Catholic teaching/advice that is “by the book.”
2. That description of Faith & Family Live! is hilarious. And then to add Danielle Bean’s blog onto the list is overkill – her blog is hardly a top blog out there. Whoever put that list together is operating as if it’s 4 or 5 years ago. Things have changed.
Deacon, I’m glad you made the list. But alot of those blogs on that list I have never heard of, and I’m out here reading Catholic blogs night and day.

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