One of the most irritating aspects of life for faithful American Catholics over the past several decades has been how quiet most of our bishops have been in the face of outrageous attacks on the Church. Too many of our bishops have acted as if they had their spines surgically removed upon consecration. Fortunately there have always been a handful who have been willing to speak out and suffer the media attacks that then ensue, along with the ambushes of heterodox Catholics frequently eager to lend a hand to anti-Catholics in their ceaseless war against the Church. One of the more outspoken bishops is Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, who has never been afraid to proclaim the truth, and to do so eloquently. He is at it again over at First Things.
I am starting new tradition here at The American Catholic (TAC) and that is the Cross & Eagle Catholic Blogging Awards. The Cross & Eagle Awards will showcase what I believe to be the best in the Catholic Blogosphere. Ranging from serious to funny I’ll be posting a different post each day celebrating the best in the Catholic Blogosphere.
To begin tomorrow, Tuesday late-morning, I will announce the first winner in the category of Most Beautiful Blog. The blog that has a great layout, contrasting colors, cool looking pics, and a lot more.
There are several categories from Best Blogging Name to Most Popular Blog to Biggest Breakout Blog. The categories are numerous and creative in order to exemplify the rich diversity of the Catholic Blogosphere.