The American Catholics Top-10 Most Visited Articles

Saturday, October 31, AD 2009

Well we are approaching the end of our first anniversary here at The American Catholic website.  Many of us have provided our favorites and most thoughtful articles that caught our attention.  Now its the readers of The American Catholic’s turn.

The following articles are the most visited by our readers on The American Catholic.  They may not necessarily be the most popular, maybe they may be the most provocative that captured our readers attention.

So here are the Top-10 most visited articles these past 12 months:

1. Excessive Health Care Profits by DarwinCatholic on August 3, 2009 A.D.

2. Pro-life Ending for Jay Leno’s Tonight Show by Tim Shipe on May 30, 2009 A.D.

3. Russian Professor Predicts Breakup of US in 2010 by DarwinCatholic on December 29, 2008 A.D.

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  • Feel free to delete this comment after you fix it, but you’ve got the wrong date on #10– listed as two weeks in the future, which WOULD be quite impressive!

  • Thanks Foxfier!

    Glad to know that we have readers that read every little detail!


  • Well, that’s not fair; Tim Shipe’s article was written 1800 years ago! Of course it has more hits than any other!

  • Andy,

    Was that BC or AD?


    Thanks for the catch!

  • Hey Andy- feel free to pile on my little Leno piece- that is probably my least favorite post- not because I have any problems with it- the Leno show topic just isn’t that big of a deal. I had hoped that my recent Church and Health Care idea would have stirred up a lot more discussion leading to more mainstream consideration of a “Catholic third way” for reforming health insurance options- but alas not much movement. Maybe in 1800 more years my Catholic Health Insurance ideas will take off!

  • Tim,

    Don’t give up.

    You probably made more people think about the Catholic third way than the Leno piece.

    I’m sure it was mostly curiosity due to it being Leno’s last show combined with the pro-life theme.

    Keep up the great work!

  • Happy (belated) birthday to this blog. I don’t always comment on the articles, (some days I am just too tired to type) but I have found value in the writings of all the TAC bloggers, even though I don’t always agree with them. The people I am prone to disagree with make me think, which is a good thing.

    A special thanks to Donald for his inspiring series of stories about Catholic military chaplains.

  • Thank you Donna. Faithful readers like you is why we do this.

  • I have to thank you all for sucking up my time. I don’t have that much of it and try as I might – I can’t avoid this site. So I suppose I’m stuck. 🙂

    Tito, I know you want me to post a pic but that is beyond my technical capability. I can barely turn a computer on. All I know how to do is type and hit submit. ANd I am not so sure about the typing.

    Thanks for putting up with me. Keep up the good work.

  • AK,

    Thanks for your many comments.

    Dude, don’t worry about the pic. If you ever figure that out, your computer genes embedded inside you due to your male gender will kick in and then you’ll be in for a world of hurt.

    Hopefully your marriage won’t suffer (no seriously)!


  • American Knight: I can’t figure out the picture thing either. I once completely wasted a couple of hours trying to put an avatar up on another site and couldn’t do it, so to heck with it.

    The “computer savvy” part of my brain was completely used up when I learned PowerPoint. There’s no room for anything else.

  • My male techie and competative genes kicked in once with a video game shortly after I got married and my poor wife did not react well to the massive amount of her time I wasted playing over and over and over until I won. I was up all hours of the night. The really bad part is we were at someone else’s home.

    I have not played video games since even though she allowed me to keep my thumbs 😉

    Of course this site isn’t helping with the addiction thingy. I guess y’all are doing something right.

    I’ll keep reading and posting for whatever that’s worth but please don’t expect this uneducated immigrant to figure out how to upload an avatar. I am afraid if I tried that my marriage may be in jeopardy.

    Seriously though, when I stumbled accross this site (I can’t even remember what I was looking up but I assume it required a Catholic perspective on something political – which these days is everything, yeah totalitarianism!) I was impressed and only recently discovered that y’all are new to this. Congratulations.

Year In Review Of The American Catholic

Saturday, October 24, AD 2009

We here at the American Catholic are celebrating our one year anniversary by reflecting on our favorite posts of the last 12 months.

Today it is my turn to contribute my favorite postings.


What Is An American Catholic – Zach

The Scary Thing Is: We Really Mean It – DarwinCatholic

Fr. Emery of the 10th Tennessee Regiment – Donald McClarey

Being Reasonable Doesn’t Always Work – Chris Burgwald

Moloch: A Call for a More Sensitive Reappraisal – David Curp

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American Catholic: One Year Retrospective

Wednesday, October 7, AD 2009

As Donald noted yesterday, it’s been a year since we started here at The American Catholic. I know we’ve all been pleased both at the quality of the writing from the team as a whole, and also from the interest from our readers.

Looking back over the last year, we put together a list of some of the our favorite posts.

A Can of Worms: In Praise of the Latin Mass Joe Hargrave

Apologia Pro Libertarianism Sua Blackadder

Are Pro-Lifers Stuck with the Republican Party? John Henry

Becoming A Father, A Polical Manifesto Tim Shipe

Catholic Chaplains Series Donald McClarey

Catholic Teachings on Economic Life Eric Brown

Catholics Teaching, Homosexuality and American Life Eric Brown

Cocaine, Cardinal Ocampo, and the Drug Wars Tito Edwards

Delayed Adulthood, Preliminary Thoughts Joe Hargrave

Don’t Adulterate the Adultery Ryan Harkins

Fides Quaerens Intellectum Eric Brown

Generations & American Catholicism John Henry

Moral Simpletons Joe Hargrave

Nationalism and the Problems of the Middle East DarwinCatholic

Partisanship and Empty Rhetoric Ryan Harkins

Pro-Life Movement: Democrats Need Not Apply Tim Shipe

Redistribution of Wealth: A Catholic Perspective Joe Hargrave

Send Me Your Poor DarwinCatholic

Should Catholics Own Guns? Ryan Harkins

Socialism, Catholicism and the Common Good John Henry

Staying Rooted in Parish Life DarwinCatholic

The Old School Date Tim Shipe

The Poor You Will Always Have With You Ryan Harkins

The Vatican’s Rifles DarwinCatholic

Uncomfortable Thoughts on the Declaration Blackadder

Were the Apostles Socialists? Blackadder

Women Priests in the Catholic Church Eric Brown

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One Year Already?

Tuesday, October 6, AD 2009

Happy Birthday American Catholic

I find it hard to believe, but The American Catholic is celebrating its one year birthday today.  I’ve enjoyed writing for the blog over the past year immensely, and I hope our readers and commenters have also had some fun.  Contributors  will be linking to some of their favorite posts.  Here are two of mine:

1.  report-to-the-emperor-first-draft-I posted this on Good Friday and I think I will make this a blog tradition of doing so each year.

2.  triumph-of-the-king-This I posted on Palm Sunday.

My friend and colleague Christopher Blosser is having some computer trouble.  Two of his posts that I greatly admire are:

1.  mitsuo-fuchida-from-pearl-harbor-to-calvary.

2.  catholic-campaign-for-human-development-tainted-by-acorn-or-still-rotten-itself.

In regard to Chris this list would be quite lengthy if I included all the posts he has written which I wish I had written!  Writer envy, it is a terrible thing!

I am sure the next year will be as crowded with events as the last one was.  The American Catholic will be here to comment on the passing scene,  as Americans and Catholics, with, I trust, a leavening of humor and at least a dash of common sense.

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