Acolytes, Eastern Conference final vs. Crusading Croziers

I hope you all will allow me to post this a little late:

Playing DiNardo, Farrell, Sartain (strategically sitting Lori – he’ll sub for Sartain if the Acolytes get into the Final Final)

Total Score: 12.25

Cardinal DiNardo: 4 pts

1. spoke at Serra Club (photo is from 8/16) – 3 pts

2. blog post on 8/14 – 1 pt

Bishop Farrell: 5.25 pts

1. blog post on 8/14 – 1 pt

2. Twitter feed – 17 tweets, 4.25 pts


Archbishop Sartain: 3 pts

1. attended LCWR conference and preached homily – 3 pts


I see that I’m not close to challenging the power of the Croziers.  Great season, friends!  Here’s hoping someone can unseat the Croziers next week. 🙂



Acolytes, week 10, v. Zucchettos (7/8 – 7/14)

Playing DiNardo, Lori, Sartain, sitting Farrell

Total score: 5

DiNardo: 4 pts

1. 7/13 blog post on the obvious event in Texas last week (1 pt)

2. 7/9 Archdiocesan Youth Council breakfast w/ about 80 youth (3 pts)

Lori: 1 pt

1. 7/11 column (1 pt)

Sartain: 0 pts

1. Nothing to report.

Next week, sitting Lori.

Acolytes, week 9, v. Hierarchs (7/1-7/7)

Top of the rotation, sitting DiNardo.  Does it seem reasonable to have yet another matchup against a first-place team? 🙂

Bishop Farrell: 4.5

1. 18 tweets (4.5 pts), no blog posts, and his statement about SCOTUS stuff was a re-issuing of the USCCB statement.

Archbishop Lori: 6 pts

1. concelebrated closing Mass for Fortnight for Freedom, 7/4, and spoke afterward (3 pts)

2. 7/2 press conference and open letter on marriage (3 pts)

Archbishop Sartain: 0

Lots of stuff from the week before but nothing from this week.

Total Score: 10.5

Next week, sitting Farrell.

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.


Acolytes, Week 5 (6/3-6/9), v. Heresy Hunters

Total Score: 10

Bishop Farrell: 3

1. 12 tweets (3 pts)

Archbishop Lori: 4

1. 6/7 Q&A on F4F in Catholic Review (1 pt)

2. 6/3 blessing and translatio of reliqua of Servant of God Mother Mary Margaret Lange (3 pts)

Archbishop Sartain: 3

1. 6/8 dedication of a memorial at site of former Our Lady Queen of Martyrs parish (3 pts)

2. no points but some great pictures of 6/2 Corpus Christi procession, for which Abp Sartain said the Mass

3. also no points, but he had a birthday on 6/6 – prayers and best wishes for the Archbishop

Next week, continuing the alphabetical rotation.


Acolytes, Week 4 (5/27-6/2), v. Fighting Saints

Looking for the first win of the season!  Will the Acolytes be Amazing and pull it off?

     Total: 19.5 or 21.5 or 22.5 or 24.5

Cardinal DiNardo: 5 or 8 pts

1. 5/28 blog post on upcoming Fortnight for Freedom (1 pt)

2. 5/31 blog post on the deaths of Houston firefighters (1 pt) – God have mercy on the souls of the dead.

3. I took points for this in a previous week, but here’s the commencement homily given by Cardinal DiNardo at TAC (text and audio).

4. Presiding at Exposition on 6/2, in conjunction with Pope Francis’s call for the world-wide hour of Adoration on the Sunday on which we celebrate Corpus Christi (3 pts, ump?)

5. Ordination Mass on 6/1 (3 pts)

Bishop Farrell: 9.5 pts

1. 5/29 blog post about priest convocation this week (1 pt)

2. 5/30 blog post about Bishop Lynch HS (1 pt)

3. 18 Tweets this week (4.5 pts)

4. Ordination Mass on 6/1 (3 pts)

Archbishop Lori: 5 or 7 pts

1. 5/30 Review article (1 pt)

2. 5/31 blessing of NFP fertility care center (3 pts)

3. 5/31 Vatican Radio interview about Fortnight for Freedom (1 or 3 pts?)

Next week, back to the top of the rotation, sitting DiNardo.


“Ohfer” Acolytes, Week 3 (5/20-26), vs. Croziers

Playing DiNardo, Farrell, Sartain, sitting Lori.

Total: 10.75 (I do seem to be stuck at 10…)

Cardinal Dinardo: 1 pt

1. 5/21 blog post on the terrible storms last week in OK.

Bishop Farrell: 8.75 pts

1. 5/20 blog post on commencement (1 pt)

2. 5/21 blog post on OK storm (1 pt)

3. 5/24 blog post on BSA decision, solid but well short of the 5-pt smack-down (1 pt)

4. 5/25 blog post on upcoming ordinations (1 pt)

5. Twitter feed – 19 tweets (4.75 pts) (not counting re-tweets from Pope Francis and others)

Archbishop Sartain:1 pt

1. 5/23 letter to graduates in diocesan paper “Progress” (1 pt)

Also, no points, but I wasn’t aware of this interesting-looking book he published last year.

Next week vs. Fighting Saints, playing DiNardo, Farrell, Lori, sitting Sartain.