Monday, August 17, 2015


As a Cradle Catholic Hipster, I look at all the amazing converts in Catholic Media, and just sit back and watch/listen in awe.

Their passion, excitement, and joy in relation to our faith is truly inspiring, and it reminds me that I need to spend more time actively appreciating and thanking God for the fact that I was blessed enough to be born into the Church founded by Jesus. 

In my opinion, every single convert needs to get a standing ovation from us lifers. 

But, as you know by now, it's Mondy, and that only means one thing around these parts.

It's time for a hipster contest!

Welcome to #CoolCatholicConvert!!

There's like millions of converts to the Catholic faith who deserve mention here, but as usual, we've knocked it down to a top five. 

And you, our six loyal readers, get to vote on the coolest Catholic convert out there.

Let's do this!

If you read this weblog, you know I love me some Hallie Lord! She is out there talking openly and honestly about the fears that we all face and practical ways to overcome those fears. And you want to talk fearless? How about going to Edel 2015 when she was 9 months pregnant? 

Probably the ultimate Catholic convert these days, Jen Fulwiler does it all. Not only does she host her own radio show, pump out quality post after quality post on her blog, guard and protect all her children from the many scray creatures that live near her home, and fly around the country for all kinds of special events and appearances, but she also finds time to respond to my carefully crafted tweets meant solely to make her laugh. 

I've spent a lot of time thinking about why Matt Swaim never seems to be able to pull of a Catholic Hipster win. He'll say it's because the true hipster wouldn't win by a popular vote. I say it's because he's cool at a level that brings him into direct competition with some pretty amazing folks. Whatever the reason, I find it highly likely that this will be the time he finally pulls it off. And if he does, I'm thinking of starting a Go Fund Me campaign just to buy him an actual trophy. 

Sarah will go on and on saying she doesn't deserve to be on this list, but give me a break dude! When it comes to convert coolness, Sarah is right up there with the rest of these folks. Embrace your inner-cool Sarah! Every single bit of praise we toss your way is super, mega deserved!! So, picture youself sitting on the porch, starting at your flowing field of corn, and toss a vote to the Rein-dawg!

Steve Ray is such a cool Catholic convert, his website address is I mean, how can anyone else compete with that? However, he did once emphatically state that he was not a hipster live on Catholic there's that. Steve, you rock, and you deserve to be on this list of Catholic cool! God has truly blessed His Church to have you as a part of it. 

This is a hard one, pals!

Who you got? 

Vote in the poll on the right hand side of this page (voting ends Sunday), and talk about it on Twitter with the hashtag #CoolCatholicConvert!

Game on!

1 comment:

  1. For the record, I love this list, if only because I get to sit at the cool kids table for once. :)