Category Archives: Humor

The Monks and the Airline — United, in Charity (Video)

From The New York Times comes this tale of a monk traveling abroad, a confused and clueless United, and the monk’s brothers back home, struggling to remain in the charity of Christ in the face of the one of the evils that plague modern mankind — dealing with an airline’s customer-service department. Pray for all travelers, [...]

Catholic Church Fails to Behead A Single Person in 2014

  For the most intolerant and extreme religion in the world, this is a rather embarrassing statistic. It appears that the Catholic Church, widely recognized as the most uncompromising and dogmatic among the world’s major religions, is about to close out the year without executing a single person. As everyone knows, the Catholic Church is [...]

24 Reasons You Should Stop Hating Fruitcake

  Why do you hate fruitcake?  Why?  You need to really be honest with yourself.  If you are honest with yourself, you will realize that you should not hate fruitcake. You should love it. Besides being more dense, festive, and delicious than any earthly concoction has a right to be, fruitcake is great for so [...]

VIDEO: Saturday Night Live Goes to Mass

A new SNL video is eagerly being shared on Facebook because … it treats “church” like a normal thing. There is no crass joke riffing on the clergy abuse scandals … instead there is the priest who changes speeds during the sung part of the Mass. There is no joke about repressive angry religious people. [...]

9 Christmas Carols That Cry To Heaven for Vengeance

  This list is completely objective and has nothing to do with my own personal taste. a 1.  “Santa Can You Hear Me?”  Yup, looks like he can.   2.  “A Charlie Brown Christmas” theme song.  This is the song you hear in an elevator that just broke and is dropping really fast into Hell.   [...]

St. Nicholas and ‘The Klaubauf’s Wager’

In the lore of Germanic Europe lies the tale of the Krampus, a devilish creature whose duty is to punish misbehaving children — a sharp contrast to beloved St. Nicholas, a protector of children. In some parts of especially Eastern Europe, young men dress up as the Krampus on the eve of St. Nicholas’ Day [...]

The Pope Didn’t Exile Cardinal Burke. The Pope Gave Him An Army. [Photos]

I wish someone would exile me the way Pope Francis exiled Cardinal Burke. When I think of exile or banishment, I think of tiny islands. Where friends are few and far between. The Associated Press described Cardinal Burke’s new position as “largely ceremonial” and said the Knights of Malta are a “charity” who provide “residences [...]

Bill Murray Chats about Catholicism – No One Will Ever Believe You

As if Bill Murray fans needed another reason to love Bill Murray, the actor muses candidly about missing the Latin Mass, saints, and the power of sacred music during an interview with The Guardian.  Murray’s unselfconscious candor in interviews is a great example of his unique appeal.  He charges straight into conversational minefields like religion [...]

‘Guys …’: The Bible Explained in One Post

Yes, of course, there’s more to it than this, but this is not bad, not bad at all, and pretty darn funny. Some of the comments on tickld.com and Reddit are a hoot, too (click here for tickld, click here for Reddit).    

Pope Francis’ Latest Bombshell

“A significant rhetorical break with Catholic tradition.” That’s what MSNBC’s Daniel Berger is calling Pope Francis’ latest “revolutionary” insight. Take it away, Mr. Berger: “Pope Francis made a significant rhetorical break with Catholic tradition Monday by declaring that the theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real, and remarking that God is not “a magician [...]


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