BREAKING: Lent Madness Panned on Facebook

As people worldwide choose today between Raymond Nonnatus and John of Nepomuk, an unseemly event has taken place to rock the placid sanctity of everybody's favorite online Lenten devotion.

In the first great controversy of Lent Madness 2017, the Supreme Executive Committee has learned that someone gave Lent Madness a 2 out of 5 star rating on our Facebook page. This shocking development comes amid an average grade of 4.8 stars, with over 200 reviews already in.

Without using names, here is the actual review:

2 Stars -- It's fun as well as informative. I know you will enjoy reading each day' s blog during the Lenton (sic) season. There is a diverse roster of celebrity blogers (sic).

Now, it's conceivable that the reviewer in question simply clicked the wrong button on the star feature. The words don't exactly match what you'd expect to see in a 2-star rating. But this doesn't take away from the scandalous nature of this ignominious slander of the world's most popular online Lenten devotion.

So, what can you do to help remedy this situation, dear friend of Lent Madness? Why, you can post your own review on the Lent Madness Facebook page! First "like" the page by clicking here. Then scroll down on the right side of the page to the section titled "Share your opinion about Lent Madness!" Click the number of stars you'd rate us (hint: five; but be honest) and leave a comment if you feel so moved.

Together, we can correct this travesty of justice and restore the reputation of Lent Madness. Your stars matter!


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69 comments on “BREAKING: Lent Madness Panned on Facebook”

  1. Is a "celebrity bloger" something that a celebrity might find in her or his tissue? Gesundheit, y'all!

  2. surely something unexpected happened to the writer - perhaps a hiccup or sneeze..and control of the stars was lost is not too late to rectify..just push three more stars..Thank You...

    1. "Panned" just means that they were given a bad review. It is usually used in the context of critics' reviews of theater productions.

  3. I'd go on facebook to like Lent Madness but I gave facebook up for Lent. I'd give it 5 stars, honestly I would.

    One of the recent write-ups of a saint (I think it was yesterday's but I honestly cannot remember) actually made me laugh!

    This is my third year of reading Lent Madness, which I so enjoy. Through the game I am learning interesting facts about important people in the history of Christendom.

    By the way, I don't vote...but I enjoy seeing who's progressing in the competition.

    1. I'm curious about why you don't vote, Karen, since you obviously enjoy the information about the contenders...

  4. You are always worthy of five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars! I'm certain the rating in question was struck in error.

  5. The Lent Madness page now has five more shiny stars and hangs proudly on the refrigerator door of my heart.

  6. At least he read it. Its Fun and remember you can't please all the people all of the time. I don't read you on face book I read your emails and yes its a 5.

  7. Don't be so sensitive, they took time to say something; perhaps they knew a low rating would get you to respond. It worked

  8. I do not do FaceBook nor do I tweet so I have to resort to making a Comment. This particular writer/reviewer who cannot spell, is obviously not an informed or educated contributor (a real FaceBook waste of time!). Therefore I suggest you totally ignore the blog; as was mentioned above it is merely something one would find in a tissue.
    I applaud the program, its research, its graphics and its easy-to-use site. I give Lenten Madness * * * * * stars.

  9. Well, a good review and it translates into a 2? I think they were doing the stars backwards.

  10. Attention to detail is sorely lacking here. The theme, though, is clearly damnation by faint praise....

  11. Not sure why this is upsetting to the Lenten Madness Committee. Does what people think of you mean more than the purpose of the site? Does the number of stars matter more than the myriads of people who are learning from your website? The number of voters alone signals that you have a grateful following. Remember, it is His name we praise and His kingdom that we build - not our own.

  12. Which of the SEC anonymously voted 2 starts to cause click bait and get us all rating the website? 🙂

  13. I too have given Facebook up for Lent. Miss my grandchildren's pictures but am free from political banter. 5 stars for Lenten Madness!

  14. If you ask me, the first true controversy was the shocking lack of votes for St. Cecilia. Heavy sigh...
    I would still give Lent Madness five stars though. St. Cecilia would be upset if I didn't!

  15. I noticed when I went to comment, two stars were at the top of the page. I clicked on the next star and it lit up . I think the person wrote the post but didn't know you had to keep touching the other stars to move them to excellent. This would make sense as the review was a good review. That's my detective work for the day.

  16. I really enjoy Lent Madness. I will note here that I don't "give up" during this season, but I "take on."---kindness, compassion, forgiveness, understanding, patience, love, more giving.