Monday, December 01, 2008

Celebratory Pulpit - His Grace passes the 40,000 mark!



Cranmer is minded to reward his communicants today with an Open Pulpit, not only in perpetual commemoration of his heated exchange with Dr Cole on that fateful day, but also in humble recognition that November broke all records for his august blog of intelligent and erudite comment upon matters religio-political.

November saw His Grace receive the highest number of Unique Visitors ever:

Day: 4,130 (Sat 29 Nov 08)
Week: 13,637 (24-30 Nov 08)
Month: 41,665 (Nov 08)

This represents a 270 per cent increase on last year.

He is not entirely sure why this might be, but he thanks his readers and communicants for making it so. You are cordially invited to participate in Cranmer's Pulpit, raising whatever religio-political or politico-religious issues you may so wish - intelligently and eruditely, of course.

24 Comments:

Blogger Timothy Belmont said...

Cordial congratulations, Your Grace. Most gratifying for you.

My own blog is one year old tomorrow.

Belmont

1 December 2008 at 15:57  
Blogger Wrinkled Weasel said...

Still smouldering after all these years. Congratulations, You Grace. Few can hold a candle to you. Now, a lighted taper, well, that's different.

I anoint you Chaplain to the Blogosphere.

1 December 2008 at 16:37  
Blogger The Heresiarch said...

Well - that's nice to know. I was feeling quite pleased with the 15,000 I clocked up last month; now I simply feel inadequate. But have you seen that ghastly rabble-rouser Old Holborn, who is claiming 150K? Mortifying. Although quality, I suppose, is what really matters.

1 December 2008 at 16:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!
As the Greek says, "your character is your fate".

1 December 2008 at 16:44  
Anonymous oiznop said...

Well done, Your Grace.

I for one log in every day without fail for your food for thought. Thanks for taking the time (which must be quite a lot).

1 December 2008 at 16:45  
Anonymous Dave J. said...

Congratulations from across the Pond, Your Grace. British public discourse is the better for your voice amidst it.

1 December 2008 at 17:39  
Blogger Botogol said...

Congratulations. That's 45,000 more unique readers than I have :-)

Perhaps you and your communicants might enjoy these being on-topic in the religio-political theme, but light relief from matters entirely serious and erudite.

1 December 2008 at 18:28  
Blogger Stop Common Purpose said...

One of the few places on the Web where intelligent discussion is available.

1 December 2008 at 21:03  
Blogger TB said...

Dear Cranmer I ask that you answer my question with no labourite spin.

Do you believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim?

1 December 2008 at 21:04  
Blogger The Gentleman Loser said...

Heartfelt congratulations, Your Grace!

It being an open forum, I should like to hear from my fellow papists their thoughts (and of course, yours, Your Grace) concerning a question I posed last month. Prominent British Catholics of the last 150 years or so - why are they (nearly ) all converts as opposed to cradle bead jigglers?

All thoughtful responses most welcome!

1 December 2008 at 21:32  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr TB,

Labourite spin?

His Grace has no belief at all on the matter.

1 December 2008 at 22:41  
Blogger Damo Mackerel said...

Congratulations Sir.

1 December 2008 at 23:02  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Mr GL

It's that 'moment of truth', revelation of spirit upon the road to Damascus, which can transform a heart of stone into a vessel of the Holy Spirit and witness to the redemption and salvation of the son of God.

The JOY of Grace which manifests a new song and chorus of Heavenly Angels singing Hallelujah in the very heart of all who see the new light of truth.

Something that awaits us all, something the bead twiddlers will also partake of in full glory and Grace of God.

Ps 148-1-5
PRAISE YE THE LORD. PRAISE YE THE LORD FROM THE HEAVENS: PRAISE HIM IN THE HEIGHTS. PRAISE YE HIM, ALL HIS ANGELS: PRAISE YE HIM, ALL HIS HOSTS. PRAISE YE HIM, SUN AND MOON: PRAISE HIM, ALL YE STARS OF LIGHT. PRAISE HIM, YE HEAVENS OF HEAVENS, AND YE WATERS THAT BE ABOVE THE HEAVENS. LET THEM PRAISE THE NAME OF THE LORD: FOR HE COMMANDED, AND THEY WERE CREATED.

1 December 2008 at 23:13  
Blogger McKenzie said...

It would be a capital crime to subscribe any subjective theory to such a data-less question.

Its a God thing, why do spiders have eight legs?

In order to walk perhaps?

1 December 2008 at 23:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is a prominent British Catholic?

Any answer would have to be subjective, and rather presumptuous!

1 December 2008 at 23:37  
OpenID matt said...

A fly in the ointment, your grace.

Your statistical service, Extreme Trackero, inflates Unique Visitors figures.

This was the reason Mr Dale used to count around 300,000 not 60,000. He has changed services.

See:
http://iaindale.blogspot.com/2008/05/april-statporn.html

I am not sure what the real figure is, but you probably need Google Analytics Absolute Unique Visitors.

2 December 2008 at 01:38  
Blogger The Gentleman Loser said...

A Catholic who is admired and who exerts influence outwith the Catholic community in the UK. Chesterton, Greene, Waugh? Would anyone really dispute that such men were prominent thinkers?

2 December 2008 at 06:26  
Anonymous tiberswimmer said...

This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

Heartfelt congratulations, Your Grace.

2 December 2008 at 06:33  
Blogger McKenzie said...

Begining to see your point, and possibly share your view.

Regretting the bead twiddle remark.
The rosary in a physical material object but is also a refuge: a place for the soul.

Consider the Bible. Consider the ink, the paper, the binding, the machinery which makes the ink, the machinery which makes the paper, the machinery which prints the words, the machinery which makes the machinery, which makes the machinery..so forth. The manual labour, the toil, the sweat, the tears: the human cost.

A physical object, but a Gracious gift, a refuge and a place for the soul, and much more besides.

2 December 2008 at 09:04  
Anonymous David said...

thank you for a blog for grown ups.

2 December 2008 at 14:34  
Blogger TB said...

Kind sir,

I take your comment meaning you do not believe that he is a muslim despite previous posts suggesting such spurious rumours.

2 December 2008 at 14:47  
Blogger McKenzie said...

We need something like Taizé in our barren and soul-less nation.

2 December 2008 at 15:32  
Blogger Cranmer said...

Mr TB,

His Grace is free to make suggestions without believing. You may judge them to be spurious, but so might be your belief.

2 December 2008 at 17:09  
Anonymous Adrian P said...

Congratulation but we must do more to save Christianity and Western civilisation.

http://www.mostholyfamilymonastery.com/

3 December 2008 at 05:24  

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