Welcome to The Catholic Conspiracy’s Field Intelligence Report v.28.0, our last one of 2016. Lotsa people are producing ‘Best Of’ compilations, so we figured we’d do one, too. But it’s not a compilation of work produced by TCC bloggers, but of other sites and blogs across the wide world web. FreakyDoll included a few articles highlighting some of the more prominent Catholic events from the past year as well, along with a few pieces on making and keeping resolutions in 2017. Kicking off our list is Jennifer Fulwiler’s popular Saint’s Name Generator – have you picked a patron saint for 2017 yet? We did, and got St Margaret Clitherow. Which is cool, because she was a bona fide Catholic conspirator in her day. Of course, she got martyred as a result, but we’re cool with that too.
So enjoy the last few days of 2016 with a hot cuppa somethin’ and v.28.0 of the Catholic blogosphere’s besterest list of the good, the true, and the beautiful. You deserve it!
Saint’s Name Generator – Jennifer Fulwiler
Biblical Archaeology’s Top 10 Discoveries of 2016 – Gordon Govier, Christianity Today
Our Favorite Stories of 2016 – Elizabeth Scalia, Aleteia
Prayer Pledge for 2017 (It’s Time) – Blessed Is She
The 10 Most Popular Carrots Posts of 2016 – Haley Stewart, Carrots for Michaelmas
Time for Reflection – Making that New Year’s Resolution – Virginia Lieto
Seasons of Grace: A Year of Mercy, of Misery, of Mystery – Fr Gordon MacRae, These Stone Walls
Episode 9: Five Tips to Have an Awesome 2017 – Sterling Jacquith, Coffee and Pearls
Ten Memorable Catholic Moments from 2016 – Megan Griffiths, Catholic Herald
A New Year’s Resolution Worth Keeping – Alan Scott, Catholic Exchange