The American Catholics Top-10 Most Visited Articles

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.

4. The Pope, The Clown and the Cross by Donald R. McClarey on September 28, 2009 A.D.

5. “50 Best Catholic Films of All Time” by Christopher Blosser on August 17, 2009 A.D.

6. Top 25 Catholic Blogs by Technorati Authority by John Henry on April 26, 2009 A.D.

7. Remember Catholics for Kerry by Donald R. McClarey on January 14, 2009 A.D.

8. Sad Days for the Legionaires and Regnum Christi by John Henry on February 3, 2009 A.D.

9. An Apology by Donald R. McClarey on March 29, 2009 A.D.

10. Catholic Teaching, Homosexuality, and American Life by Eric Brown on November 14, 2008 A.D.

Since our readership has grown when we started in October of 2008 A.D., the numbers may be skewed towards the more recent posts.  Which says a lot about numbers three (3) and ten (10).

The Honorable Mentioned that are either in the next ten or close to it:

11. Tiller the Killer Killed by Donald R. McClarey on May 31, 2009 A.D.

12. “The Priests” on YouTube by Rusty Tisdale on October 11, 2008 A.D.

13. Please Pray for Fr. Neuhaus by Christopher Blosser on December 31, 2008 A.D.

14. The Immigration Debate by Joe Hargrave on April 13, 2009 A.D.

15. Kudos to Rep. Chris Smith by Zach on July 17, 2009 A.D.

16. “Objectivism” by Christopher Blosser on August 25, 2009 A.D.

17. Uncomfortable Thoughts on the Declaration (of Independence) by Blackadder on June 29, 2009 A.D.

18. Moloch: A Call for a More Sensitive Reappraisal by David Curp on January 12, 2009 A.D.

19. Viewing the Stimulus Package, Part A by Ryan Harkins on February 6, 2009 A.D.

20. Much to the Chagrin of the Powers that be, the Tide is Further Toward Catholicism Thanks to Traditional Minded Anglicans by Dave Hartline on October 20, 2009 A.D. (I know that this article came in year two, but he gets a pass on this one!)

We look forward to another year of offering great articles on politics and culture from a Catholic perspective here on The American Catholic website!


For Donald R. McClareys and Christopher Blossers favorites list click here.

For DarwinCatholics favorites list click here.

For my personal favorites list click here.

12 Responses to The American Catholics Top-10 Most Visited Articles

  1. foxfier says:

    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!

  2. Tito Edwards says:

    Thanks Foxfier!

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


  3. Andy says:

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

  4. Tito Edwards says:


    Was that BC or AD?


    Thanks for the catch!

  5. Tim Shipe says:

    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!

  6. Tito Edwards says:


    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!

  7. Donna V. says:

    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.

  8. Donald R. McClarey says:

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

  9. American Knight says:

    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.

  10. Tito Edwards says:


    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)!


  11. Donna V. says:

    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.

  12. American Knight says:

    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.

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