Google’s Top 25 Catholic Websites

Monday, April 20, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.

John Henry and myself are a bit of stats geeks and we’ve been trying to figure out the most accurate way to gauge the number of visits American Catholic has been receiving by our readers.  We use WordPress, Sitemeter, and Feedburner to see how we fare and I’ve entertained the possibility of using StatCounter to add to our curious habit.  Then John Henry mentioned Google Reader and how it keeps tabs of the number of subscribers each website and blog has.  That gave me the idea to add all of my favorite Catholic websites and see which ones have the most subscribers!

Now before you go and see who ranks where keep in mind that Google Reader only keeps track of Google account holders that add websites and/or blogs to their reader.  It doesn’t keep track of how many times a site is visited and not all websites such as the Vatican (and yes even a couple of blogs such as Catholic Report) don’t even offer an RSS or Atom feed to subscribe to.  If it’s any consolation Google Reader seems to be the most popular reader out there with Bloglines a close second.

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Dawn Johnsen

Monday, April 20, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.

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Obama has picked Dawn Johnsen to head the Office of Legal Counsel for the  Department of Justice.  Dawn Johnsen was the legal director of the National Abortion Rights Action League back in the eighties.

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Deadly Greenbacks!

Monday, April 20, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.

From the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion.  You know, the truly sad thing is that after the past year I could almost imagine this type of scam being pulled by the government.