No, no, no, I will no longer entertain any submissions for the National Catholic Reporter, The Tablet, U.S. Catholic, or America Magazine for this award. This is a serious category and I will not tolerate such ornery suggestions.
Where were we, ah yes. . . there are a few notable exceptions to our separated brothers and sisters in Christ in the Protestant Blogosphere.
But the winner of this rapidly-becoming prestigious award does more than be almost Catholic, he actually defends Catholic Church teaching when under assault from the world. That cannot be said for some aforementioned “Catholic” blogs.
As much as this particular blogger reads like a solid orthodox Catholic blog, he is resistant to put his swim-trunks on to jump the Tiber. Yet he is able to show to the world, more so than his state’s motto, that timeless Truths always lead back to the Church that Jesus established with Saint Peter as its Rock.
His wit is quick and his humor dry and to the point, he certainly reflects his proud patrimony he inherited from Canterbury.
I am happy to present the 2011 Cross & Eagle Award for the Most Catholic Non-Catholic Blog in the Catholic Blogosphere to. . .
. . .the obliquely talented Christopher “Chris” Johnson who writes for the Midwest Conservative Journal!
Chris Johnson is well known for his deadpan commentary on all things Spirit of Vatican II. Contrasting the notable advantage that the Catholic Church has in the authority in the Seat of Peter to the Episcopalian (Anglican) zeitgeist.
Congratulations on receiving this well-deserved award Chris!
So far the following Cross & Eagle Award Winners:
Longest Post Title: Damian Thompson of The Daily Telegraph
Most Beautiful Blog: Standing on my Head by Fr. Dwight Longenecker
Best Author Pseudonym: Rubric Monster
Introduction: Cross & Eagle Awards for the Catholic Blogosphere.