Category Archives: Humor

‘You Know You’re a Catholic If …’ Summer 2015 Edition

Dr. Edward Mulholland at the Gregorian Institute helped me compile this list of ways you can tell you are Catholic in these tumultuous times. You know you are a Catholic in the summer of 2015 if … 10. You recently started using the term “matrimony” instead of “marriage.”   9. You have friends who just changed […]

Catholic Hardware Store Sued for Refusing to Sell Gay Extension Cord

The Catholic owners of “Joe’s Hardware” in Atchison, Kansas are defending themselves against a federal lawsuit that accuses them of violating equal protection laws because they refused to sell a same-sex extension cord to a customer last month. The plaintiff in the lawsuit is Flip Rosco, a poodle trainer from Greenwich Village.  During a press […]

A Look Back: Democrats Doing Ordinary Things

  Democrats tailgating before a football game.  How ’bout another beer, Vern?   Democrats demonstrating fire safety procedures. Yaaay safety!   Democrat students getting a little rowdy during the college marble tournament.   Young woman so excited to be a Democrat.  Groovy times.   Helpful young Democrat directing pedestrians to the candy store.   Democrats […]

This Is Not ‘The Encyclical’ You Were Looking For (But It’s Funny)

Courtesy of Observatório do Clima, a nonprofit based in Brazil, that advocates for action on climate change. Pope Francis’ real encyclical on the environment is released worldwide on June 18, and as with most things, it probably won’t live up to the hype of the trailer (or the hype, in general). But, enjoy: Image: YouTube screenshot […]

10 Encyclicals for Boys the Pope Should Consider

With all the talk and preparation for the encyclical on the environment due out this month, my sons and I (well, three of the littler ones) were talking about what encyclicals the Pope would write if he had to target just boys instead of adults. Here are 10 we thought would be helpful …. 10. A Duty […]

Stuff Catholic Dads Say

From what I understand of the “stuff dads say” genre, created originally by Justin Halpern, it is an opportunity to showcase the harsh worldly wise style of fathers. This is the harsh churchly wise version. Feel free to add more in the comments …   At Mass “Look at Jesus on the altar … or […]

The Ugliest Vestments Ever

Here’s a little something you may have seen before. Over at Real Clear Religion, Nicholas G. Hahn III has a slideshow of the ugliest vestments ever worn. Below are just a few of these hilariously awful misadventures in liturgical garb.  See the rest here.    

Gay Pizza Update: Illinois Sues Indiana For “Inappropriate Touching”

  Responding to a nationwide call to punish the state of Indiana for its recent attempt to protect religious freedom, the neighboring state of Illinois has sued Indiana in federal court for assault and battery. In a press conference this morning, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan explained that the lawsuit seeks both monetary and injunctive […]

CatholicVote Exclusive: Supreme Court to Overturn All 50 State Constitutions

WASHINGTON, April 1 — In an unprecedented surprise announcement breaching longstanding protocols of secrecy, a source close to Justice Kennedy revealed to CatholicVote that Obergefell v. Hodges will be decided by a unanimous 5-0 margin with four abstentions. The source told your humble columnist that in the opinion for the Court, Kennedy will speak passionately […]

Words Only Hardcore Catholics Understand (With Translations)

I started thinking about this when we told friends one Friday in Lent, “We’re going to stations, then we’re going to have a lame, late dinner.” Of course we meant: “We’re attending our parish Stations of the Cross, which is of course scheduled around dinner time, and then we’re going to eat fish sticks with […]


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