Happy New Year, and Happy Birthday to Pray Tell!
This blog is now one year old, and what a great year it’s been. The readership increase has been dramatic, especially since our reporting on the Roman Missal Crisis intensified. We’re now getting up to 4,000 “unique visitors” (to use the blogspeak) per day.
Over the past year we have averaged 2.2 posts and 42 comments (approved comments, that is) per day. That works out to 19 comments per post on average.
Here are top 12 posts of 2010 with the most comments:
12. New papal banner (111)
11. The National Federation of Priests’ Councils (112)
10. How we got the current GIRM (113)
9. New Mass translation “reaches up to heaven” (114)
8. Cardinal Lehmann criticizes advocates of the old rite of Mass (121)
7. For the future – singing the Mass (122)
6. US bishop on the missal timeline (123)
5. Cardinal George: “Let’s get ready” (124)
4. The Roman Missal Crisis: Away with the critics! (125)
3. Fr. Stravinskas replies to Fr. Ryan (129)
2. A Communiqué from my Archbishop (137)
1. Missal unrest in New York (156)
Huge thanks to everyone who makes this great blog possible: our sponsors, Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary and Liturgical Press, with Dean Bill Cahoy and Director Peter Dwyer and their wise and always supportive advice; Brian Eisenschenk at the Press for technical assistance; all our regular contributors; the blog editorial committee: Kimberly Belcher, Hans Christofferson, Rita Ferone, Kathleen Cahalan (departing member) and editorial assistant Chris Ángel; and YOU, faithful readers and commenters.
And soon, we will sing the vigil office of Mary, Mother of God, and move into a new calendar year. Pray Tell will be covering the North American Academy of Liturgy convention in San Francisco next week, including the day-long meeting of the Catholic Academy of Liturgy at which reps from ICEL and BCDW will give updates. Watch this space for the latest.
I guess there’s some new Catholic liturgical book coming out in 2011 – we’ll check into that for you and see what’s up. May 2011 be a year of blessings for all of us.