Week Seven – The Crusading Croziers


Week Three opponent: The Zealous Zucchettos

Playing Bishop Coyne, Bishop Jenky and Archbishop Kurtz (sitting Cardinal Wuerl)

Bishop Coyne – 11.00 pts

6/17 thru 6/23 – 36 tweets (9 pts)
6/18 – video for CatholicTV (1 pt)
6/21 – video for Catholic TV (1 pt)

(to read Bishop Coyne’s twitter feed – click here)

Bishop Jenky – 5.00 pnts

6/17 thru 6/23 – 4 tweets (1 pt)
Tue 6/18 – FB entry (1 pt)
Thu 6/20 – blogpost (1 pt)
Fri 6/21 – blogpost (1 pt)
Fri 6/21 – Issues letter on Fortnight for Freedom (1 pt)

(to read Bishop Jenky’s Twitter feed, click here)

Archbishop Kurtz – 11.75 pts

6/17 thru 6/23 – 19 tweets (4.75 pts)
Tue 6/18 – interview on SonRise Morning radio program (3 pts)
Wed 6/19 – blogpost (1 pt)
Sat 6/22 – Mass & Holy Hour for Life, Marriage & Liberty (3 pts)

(to read Archbishop Kurtz’s Twitter feed, click here)

TOTAL: 25.75 points

Next opponent (in two weeks): The Zealous Zucchettos – playing Bishop Coyne, Bishop Jenky and Archbishop Kurtz (sitting Cardinal Wuerl)


Dubuque Fighting Saints week 7 (v Heresy Hunters)

This week I played Archbishop Jackels, & Bishops Nickless & Morlino. Bishop Malloy sat out.

Next week is my week off, but in 2 weeks Bishop Morlino will be resting.

I don’t know if it was just because Summer was starting, or the Bishops were just recovering from the USCCB gathering the week before, but there was very little going on.

Total points – 16

Archbishop Jackels – 3 points

Priests convocation, Dubuque, IA – 3 points

(Sorry but Witness does not publish online schedule)

Bishop Nickless – 2 points

2 Facebook posts – 2 points

Bishop Morlino – 11 points

20 June, lead Rosary for Fortnight of Freedom kickoff, State Street steps of Wisconsin Capitol Building, Madison – 3 points

23 June, Celebration of 25th Anniversary of ordination of Fr. Budnar  Mass – 3 points

Bishop’s schedule

5 Facebook posts – 5 points

It seems that more pictures are surfacing showing how the Bishops on my team are proudly proclaiming their being a part of the team.

One of those is this picture from the 24 May ordination of new priests for the Madison Diocese.

The young man behind the Bishop’s crozier looks like he  is thinking “Gee, I hope I can grow up to be a Bishop & play on the Fighting Saints!”


Week Six – Scores & Standings


Amazing Acolytes 6, Crusading Croziers 0 (DNP)

Rocky Mountain Hierarchs 16, Dubuque Fighting Saints 13


4 2 0 8 151
1 4 0 2 72.75
ACOLYTES 1 5 0 2 83
5 1 0 10 139.25
3 3 0 6 155
HUNTERS 3 2 0 6 76

DNP = Did Not Post


Dubuque Fighting Saints v Heresy Hunters

Zealous Zucchettos v. Crusading Croziers

Bye week for Amazing Acolytes & Rocky Mountain Hierarchs

Week Six – The Crusading Croziers


Week Six opponent: The Amazing Acolytes

Playing Bishop Coyne, Bishop Jenky and Cardinal Wuerl (sitting Archbishop Kurtz)

Bishop Coyne – 9.25 pts

6/10-6/16: 33 tweets (8.25 pts)
6/14 – CatholicTV video (1 pt)

(to read Bishop Coyne’s twitter feed – click here)

Bishop Jenky – 4.50 pnts

6/10-6/16 – 2 tweets (0.50 pts)
Tue 6/12 – 1 FB entry (1 pt)
Thu 6/13 – blogpost (1 pt)
Fri 6/14 – 1 FB entry (1 pt)
Sun 6/16 – 1 FB entry (1 pt)

(to read Bishop Jenky’s Twitter feed, click here)

Cardinal Wuerl – 7.00 pts

Wed 6/12 – blogpost “Knowing Our Catholic Faith” (1 pt)
Thu 6/13 – blogpost “St Anthony: Lost and Found” (1 pt)
Sat 6/15 – blogpost “Ordination of our New Priests” (1 pt)
Sat 6/15 – Ordination of 6 priests (3 pts)
Sun 6/16 – blogpost “The Family as Foundation” (1 pt)

(to read Cardinal Wuerl’s Twitter feed, click here)

TOTAL: 20.75 points

Unfortunately, since I published this at 1:15 PM, I missed the deadline by 75 minutes. So I have a DNP for the week.  Dang it.

Next week’s opponent: The Zealous Zucchettos – playing Bishop Coyne, Bishop Jenky and Archbishop Kurtz (sitting Cardinal Wuerl)

Acolytes, week 6 (6/10-16), rematch v. Crusading Croziers

Can the Acolytes be Amazing this week, and pull off the upset for their first win of the year?

Total score: 6

Cardinal DiNardo: 0 pts

1. nothing

Archbishop Lori: 2 pts

1. 6/13 column on Mother Lange (1 pt)

2. 6/16 op-ed in Baltimore Sun about religious freedom (1 pt)

Archbishop Sartain: 4

1. 6/13 column on he Fortnight for Freedom (1 pt)

2. blessing and groundbreaking for new Immaculate Conception parish church building – the photo is undated but given the date (7/13) of construction to commence, clearly recent, and wasn’t on the web last week. (3 pts)


Next week, Acolytes are on a bye week.  The following week, Sartain will sit v. Zuchettos.


2013 week 6: Rocky Mtn. Hierarchs v. Dubuque Fighting Saints

Cdl. O’Malley
Mega Blog-post but just one point for that;
meeting of national campus ministry leadership (featuring two Denverites!); three points.

Subtotal: Four points.

Abp. Chaput

Gosnell victim burial offer one point;
Church dedication in Downingtown PA three points;
Three facebook hoop-ti-dos three points;
subtotal: seven points.

Bp. Conley

Diocesan newspaper column one point;

Statement on boy scouts one point;

Blessing of new parish hall three points;

Subtotal: five points.

Total: sixteen points

Next week: bye week.

Dubuque Fighting Saints Week 6 (v Hierarchs)

Played Archbishop Jackels & Bishops Malloy & Morlino.

Bishop Nickless rested.

Bishop Malloy will be off next week.

This was a fairly slow week as the team was at the Spring USCCB meeting.

Archbishop Jackels – 1 point

1 Facebook post

Bishop Malloy – 9 points

10 June, WROK radio program – 3 points

5 Top o the Morning videos – 5 points

Bishop’s column, 13 June – 1 point

Bishop Morlino – 3 points

1 Facebook post about being back in diocese after USCCB conference – 1 point

16 June, Stational Mass, St Patrick’s Madison – 3 points

Total points – 13

Archbishop Jackels continues to let people know he is happy to be a part of the team.

Here is a picture from his installation Mass the end of May


This picture from an end of school Mass at St. Columbkille’s earlier this month that also shows how happy he is to be a Fighting Saint.


Meanwhile, over in Rockford, Bishop Malloy made sure this picture was used in his alma mater’s magazine article about him several weeks ago.