Friday, July 20, 2018

The Chimney - Episode 236


It's a brand new Chimney to help wrap up your work week. 

We're chatting about the weeping Mary statue, the Missionaries of Charity scandal, and Humanae Vitae turning 50! 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

This Year's #ArchdioceseOfHip winner is... @archatl

We received over 200 votes!

We counted those votes!!

One Archdiocese rose well above the rest!!!

The winner of the year's Archdiocese of Hip is...


ATLANTA!!!!

Way to go, guys! You mobilized the votes via social media and took home the crown!!!!!

Now get ready...because all the Catholic Hipsters around the nation are packing up their bags and moving on over!!!

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Fourth Annual #ArchdioceseofHip

Welcome one and all to the our fourth annual Archdiocese of Hip content where we crown a leader among the Catholic Hipster Community and give cool Catholics an awesome new place to move and an awesome bishop to submit to! 

Past winners have included Portland, Denver, and St. Louis (so please don't tweet me wondering why they didn't make this year's list of nominees), and this year's crop of potential winners are the top 4 previous nominees who didn't take home the crown when they had a chance. We're listing them along with their hipster credentials from the year they were previously nominated to help give you a little bit to study before casting your hugely important vote...

Are you ready?!

Let's goooooooo

1. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati 


(previously nominated in 2015)

The Main Man - Archbishop Dennis Schnurr

The Hip Factor - Cincinnati won our "America's Next Top Catholic Hipster City" way back when, and parishioners of this fantastically hip Archdiocese have been cleaning up our hipster awards ever since. Home of the Son Rise Morning Show and the best chili in the lower 48, Cincy has hipster written all over it.

2. The Archdiocese of Detroit


(previously nominated in 2016 and 2017)

The Main Man: Allen Vigneron

The Hip Factor: Detroit boasts the youngest Bishop appointed to an Archdiocese in all of the United States right now, Jose Cepeda. Detroit is also the home of the "Mass Mob" movement bringing folks into the local churches and raising tons of cash. You can look to Twitter to find out where they'll be next!

3. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles


(previously nominated in 2016 and 2017)

The Main Man: Jose Gomez

The Hip Factor: I don't think Los Angeles needs me to describe how hip it is. With 5 million registered members, LA is numerically the largest archdiocese in the United States. Between the Religious Ed Congress, the Annual Marian Procession, and all the various youth happenings, LA is in a whole other class. 

4. The Archdiocese of Atlanta


(previously nominated in 2015)

The Main Man - Archbishop Wilton Gregory

The Hip Factor - The home of the Eucharistic Congress and Catholic Drinkie! Atlanta is an up and coming Catholic Hipster Mecca (two points the cross-faith reference). We had so much fun trolling the Eucharistic Congress and Catholic New Media Conference on Twitter this year, we could barely contain ourselves! 


This is the first time we've ever pulled together a list of nominees entirely from previous nominees for one of our hipster awards, and we're pretty dang excited to see how this shakes out. 

So, who you got?

Head on over to Twitter to make sure your vote is counted!