The Most Influential Catholic Of 2010 – The Final Tally

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2010 Most Influential Catholic poll. Nearly 200 people voted in the “St Thomas More Division”, while 125 folks voted in the “Richard Rich Division”. Interesting, that – I suppose the RR roster was chock-full of so many rogues that some people felt ill just looking at it, and couldn’t bring themselves to vote. I totally understand that!

In any case….

Here are the results:

St Thomas More Division

Cardinal Burke – 44 votes (out of 195)
Michael Voris – 42
Bishop Olmsted – 36
Fr. Barron – 29
Archbishop Dolan – 22
Thomas Peters – 6
Bishop Su Zhimin – 4
Seminarian Jacob, SJ – 4
Ewald Stadler – 3
Raymond Arroyo – 2
Catholics Come Home – 2

Close race between Cardinal Burke and Michael Voris – their totals were tied going into the final day. And I thought Bishop Olmsted was going to pull ahead at the end, but alas, it was not to be.

Richard Rich Division

Sr. Carol Keehan – 49 votes (out of 125)
Nancy Pelosi – 24
National Catholic Reporter – 18
L’Osservatore Romano – 17
Rep. Bart Stupak – 10
Archbishop Fisichella – 3
Gov. Schwarzeneggar – 2
Bishop Lori – 1
Bishop Gumbleton – 1

This contest was never ever close, and not much of a surprise. Sister Keehan garnered nearly 40% of the votes.

2011 is just around the corner – who will earn the prestigious titles next year?

About Larry D

LarryD has been blogging since March 2008, making observations on trends within the culture and the Church. His goal? Poking hornets nests with a stick and injecting humor into the New Evangelization, with the gentle reminder that everyone’s taking themselves way too seriously. He currently resides in Michigan.

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7 Responses to The Most Influential Catholic Of 2010 – The Final Tally

  1. Terry Nelson says:

    The winners are the ones I voted for! If only the presidential candidates I voted for would have won.

  2. AndreaM says:

    Did you know that Cardinal Burke has been to Michael's studio and blessed it and their staff? Both deserving of this honor…but may I personally vote for LarryD?

  3. Carol says:


    It was tough to choose between the top three in the St. Thomas More. Thanks for conducting this poll that allowed us to give a pat on the back to Catholics doing outstanding work and a kick in the pants to soul slayers.

  4. I think I voted for Nancy Pelosi. You know what I would think of Bishop Burke, so no point in beating a dead horse.

    I missed Archbishops Romero and Dom Helder Camarra on the Thomas More list. Or are only living saints eligible?

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