Welcome to 2013

Happy New Year!

Thank you to all those who read and interacted with this weblog.

I do hope continues to be a useful resource in 2013.


The Annual Blogging Report

The annual blogging report for this blog was sent along by WordPress in the morning. So let’s see how we’ve done for the year.

      • This blog has been visited 468,881 times this year alone!

In 2011 we had just under 150,000 visitors, so the blog has grown tremendously. The blog will be exactly two years old tomorrow.

The busiest day was on the 29th February 2012 when there was 5,098 views.

So what is it that people came looking for? Here are the most popular search terms (in order) that led people to this blog:

    • Traditional Anglican Communion
    • Fr Stephen Smuts
    • Ordinariate
    • Archbishop John Hepworth
    • Benny Hinn
    • Bishop Michael Gill
    • Blackberry
    • Biblical Archaeology
    • Advent
    • Bishop Brian Marsh

Where are they from:

Most are from the USA, then Canada, the UK, Australia and South Africa. Hello all!

Of the most popular posts over the last year (2012) are:

  1. Archbishop John Hepworth the Martyr?
  2. Archbishop Louis Falk, Unity, Accountability and the Blogs
  3. Bishop Harry Entwistle (TAC) to be Ordained to the Catholic Priesthood
  4. St Mary of the Angels (TAC) Mass Excommunications
  5. I Wish I Had Known It Would Be Like This!
  6. Sponge Bob Square Pants a Bad Influence?
  7. The Traditional Anglican Communion – Christians on the move!
  8. Ad Clerum
  9. Why Catholics Can’t Be Masons
  10. It’s a Sad Day…

Sure, some of these are not always the nicest of subjects… But sadly, those who frequently bemoan the subject matter (and blogs on the whole, for that matter) rarely take the time to look in the mirror – They are, after all, usually the ones making the news…

Who commented most here?  Well based on the 1000 most recent comments, thanks and appreciation go to:

    1. Fr Robert – Irish Anglican
    2. Ioannes
    3. Michael Frost
    4. Margaret
    5. Mourad

But of course, I’m gratefully to every person who has taken the time to come and visit this blog. It’s becoming a popular spot! So let’s see what 2013 has in store for us…

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. Unless a man be born again, he shall by no means enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.

– GK Chesterton

With blessings, prayers and best wishes. Happy New Year!



The Blogging Year That Was (2011)

This blog has been up and running for a year (as of tomorrow). So just by way of interest:

  • The blog has had just under 150,000 visitors.

What is it that they came looking for? Search terms (in order of popularity) are:

  • The Traditional Anglican Communion
  • Monsignor Ian Dempsey
  • Fr Stephen Smuts
  • Fr John Corapi
  • Fr Michael Manning
  • Anders Behring Breivik Manifesto
  • Please don’t eat bananas for the next 3 weeks
  • Spongebob
  • Archbishop John Hepworth
  • Ancient books found in Jordan

Where did people come from to get to this blog? Top referrers are:

 Google Search

  Yahoo Search




The most popular posts for the year (2011) are:

  1. Fr John Corapi Leaves the Priesthood To Be ‘The Black Sheepdog’   More stats6,471
  2. Jordan: Ancient Sealed Books Found (Update)   More stats6,204
  3. Fr Michael Manning Admits Affair with Cousin   More stats3,725
  4. Anders Behring Breivik’s Evil YouTube Manifesto   More stats2,125
  5. Secret Hoard of Ancient Sealed Books Found in Jordan   More stats1,563
  6. Archbishop John Hepworth to be a Layman in the Catholic Church   More stats1,285
  7. Monsignor Ian Dempsey Accused of Raping TAC Primate   More stats1,183
  8. ‘Pervert’ Pastor   More stats1,175
  9. SOLT Report on Fr John Corapi: Sexual Activity, Alcohol and Drugs Abuse, Improper Sacramental Practices   More stats1,094

And who can forget…

10. Harold Camping False Prophet: What Now?   More stats1,055

Sadly not always making for the nicest reading matter out there, it has to be said – more often than not, our human falleness being put out on display.

Where are you in the world?

All that said and done, allow me to thank you for having taken the time to stop by (for whatever reason it may have been). It is my sincerest prayer that you would have been blessed by your visit here, and that you will stay tuned for the exciting year that is ahead.

“A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within. Lord, let this year be filled with the things that are truly good—with the comfort of warmth in our relationships, with the strength to help those who need our help and the humility and penness to accept help from others. As we make our resolutions for the year ahead, let us go forward with great hope that all things can be possible—with Your help and guidance.”

– Anonymous

With every blessing,

In Christ Jesus,

Fr Stephen.

Midnight Mass 2011