Category Archives: Lent Madness 2020

Thomas More vs. James the Less

Welcome to the opening matchup of Lent Madness 2020! If you’re a veteran of the Saintly Smackdown, we’re delighted you’re back for another year of saintly thrills and spills. If you’re joining us for the first time, we’re especially glad you’re along for this wild penitential ride. If you’re curious about what this all entails, […]

Now is the Time

Dear friends in Christ, Every year, even Lent Madness pauses on this one day. On Ash Wednesday, we set aside our silliness as we are reminded of our mortality and our need of salvation. This year, more than ever, our world needs Lent and its invitation to return to Jesus Christ. We live in a […]

Monday Madness — February 24, 2020

Gather the kids and the neighbors! It’s time for the last pre-season Monday Madness episode for Lent Madness 2020. Tim and ScottĀ dole out last minute advice on preparing for Ash Thursday, the traditional start to the annual Saintly Smackdown. Lent Madness launches on February 27 with an epic battle between Thomas More and James the […]

Signs of the Season

In parish halls and church entryways across the land, signs of the (Lent Madness) season are all around us. We thought we’d highlight a few displays from around the country that were shared with us via the Lent Madness Facebook page. Wait, what’s that? You don’t follow Lent Madness on Facebook? We’re shocked! And it […]

2020 Celebrity Bloggers

Yes, the 32 saints in the 2020 Lent Madness bracket are the real stars of this penitential show. But we have a dozen Celebrity Bloggers scheduled to write this year and we’re pretty jazzed about them all! You can read their bios here. Of the 12, nine are making return engagements, two are brand new, […]


In an annual tradition, the (relatively) benevolent Supreme Executive Committee of Lent Madness, is taking a moment to bestow upon you, the Lent Madness public, a few free things. Of course, participating in Lent Madness itself is completely free. I mean, it’s nice to have shiny giantĀ bracket posters and Saintly Scorecards — these items make […]

Monday Madness — February 17, 2020

It’s a special Presidents’ Day edition of Monday Madness, in which Tim and Scott speculate on whether the long-clamored for Supremes’ Day will ever come to fruition — and wonder if it might be time for a Golden Halo Winners’ Mountain similar to Mt. Rushmore. Anyone with mountainous property and a hand chisel is encouraged […]

Monday Madness — February 10, 2020

This week, in the aftermath of the Oscars, join Tim and Scott on the purple carpet as the world prepares for Lent Madness 2020. Despite being snubbed (again!) for Best Lenten-Themed Movie, the Supreme Executive Committee reminds viewers that, contrary to appearances, Lent Madness is, like grace, FREE. They also answer viewer mail and recount […]

There’s more to Lent than brackets?!

If you’ve spent more than 15 seconds on this website, you’ll know that the Supreme Executive Committee loves nothing more than the endless and shameless promotion of Lent Madness. Tim and Scott think the Saintly Smackdown is a pretty great way to share the stories of how the love of Jesus has burned brightly in […]

Monday Madness — February 3, 2020

Well, friends, with the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror, it’s time for another action-packed episode of Monday Madness! This week Tim and Scott toss viewers a Hail Mary by explaining why it’s okay to play Lent Madness during the somber season of Lent. They also answer a “viewer” question about how they make a […]