HUMOR: Does the Pope read The Englewood Review?

I thought this was intriguing and funny and thought our readers might too…

So, on Wednesday, I logged into our Sitemeter account to see what kind of traffic we’ve been getting here.  This is what I saw:

 So, I ask… Does the Pope read the Englewood Review? And if so, what is he (or one of his associates at the Vatican) reading here?   Apparently, this visitor from the Vatican did a YAHOO! search for “theology of martyrdom” which turned up the December 2008 review that I did of two recent books on martyrdom.

Who knew?

C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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  1. Justin Anthony Knapp

    Furthermore, what’s up with that unknown? Astronauts on the International Space Station?


  2. That’s pretty funny :). It will be interesting to see if they are return visitors. I’m glad to see Seattle representing… I’ll keep spreading the word.

  3. Jeremy,
    While it is funny and odd that we got a visit from the Vatican, I’d much rather have friends as return visitors — and especially friends that are helping to spread the word about the ERB! 🙂

    Thanks, man!
    Chris Smith