Category Archives: Humor

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 [...]

Synod on the Family Debates Correct Pronunciation of “Synod”

In a somewhat strange development, discussions at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family have stalled due to the sudden emergence of a fierce debate among the bishops over the proper way to pronounce the word “synod.” Reportedly the dispute centers on whether the correct pronunciation is sigh-nod or sinnid. While seemingly a matter of little [...]

The Cutest Thing You Will See All Day

  No, all week. At a school in the Diocese of Lincoln, the students recently celebrated the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux by dressing up as the Little Flower. Bishop Conley, pastor extraordinaire and recent guest columnist at Catholic Vote, was on hand to celebrate Mass for the students, and then stuck around for [...]

An Open Letter to the People of Scotland

Dear Scotland: I understand that sometimes it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, but it seems to me that [...]


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