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Four days ago, when I highlighted the race for Best Catholic Book of 2012 in the 2013 About Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards, almost 6,000 votes had been cast across all ten categories. As of this moment, that number has risen to almost 12,000—a phenomenal response!
Today's highlighted category, Best Catholic Blog, features the second-most-popular race so far. (Only Best Catholic Website has received more votes.) Fr. John Zuhldorf's Blog, What Does the Prayer Really Say?, currently enjoys a 12-point lead over its closest competitor, These Stone Walls.
Quite possibly, if one of the other contenders has anything to say about it. Fr. George David Byers, author of Holy Souls Hermitage, has thrown his support behind These Stone Walls, as a way to bring attention to the plight of priests who are falsely accused of clerical sexual abuse. He has gently prodded Father Zuhlsdorf in that direction as well, but will the two-time winner take the hint? The other two blogs in the race--Bad Catholic and Truth & Charity--are worthy contenders as well. Check all of them out, and then cast your vote for Best Catholic Blog!
Of course, we still have three weeks left to go, and you can vote once every 24 hours in each category on every day of the voting period (February 19 through March 19). So if your favorite is running behind, now is the time to pull out the stops by spreading the word: Click here to post the voting page for Best Catholic Blog to Twitter; and click here to post it to your Facebook wall.
Remember, you can always check on the current results of all of the races by going to the Interim Results in the 2013 About.com Catholicism Readers' Choice Awards.