I want to tell you about a new project I launched called Support a Catholic Speaker Month 2012. The idea came from Matt Warner, who did something similar in 2009, and it’s designed to do three things:
- Promote great Catholic speakers, who are so important to the life of the Church.
- Introduce many new and unfamiliar names who deserved a bigger platform.
- Give bloggers a chance to connect with their favorite speakers while building traffic to their own websites.Over the last couple days we compiled a list of 250 Catholic speakers, with the eventual goal of narrowing it to 100 by next Thursday (8/23). This morning we opened up the vote, inviting people to choose their favorite 15 speakers. The voting will end next Thursday (8/23), and then Catholic bloggers will choose one speaker to write about. Whether they compose a biography, an interview, or something else is totally up to them, but the goal is to connect 100 bloggers with 100 speakers and promote everyone involved.So here’s where I need your help: I’d like you to SHARE “Support a Catholic Speaker Month” with your followers, encourage them to vote, and vote yourself! Then check back next Thursday and choose a speaker you’d like to connect with.
I cast my vote for Fr. Benedict Groeschel though it is hard not to support pretty much every name on the list. I love Fr. Benedict Groeschel for his wry wit, humility, and his preaching of the truth.