Category Archives: Humor

Memo to the Vatican: Save the Doves!

As if we needed any more proof that it’s time to end the silly practice of releasing doves as a symbol of promoting peace, two more poor birds were subjected to a violent assault this weekend in St. Peter’s Square. The event terrified and needlessly traumatized thousands of innocent children who witnessed it take place. [...]

PPOTD: Call for Captions!

This photo taken by Paul Haring of CNS is just begging for funny captions: You know the drill — submit your funny caption in the comments below and then rate the captions left by other papists! Today is also the six month anniversary of my accident. You can read about my exciting rehab progress and [...]

I Have No Idea What The Pope Is Talking About, And Neither Do You

  In this photograph, I mean.   After all, not knowing what the person is actually saying is what makes a caption contest fun, right? Besides, if there’s anything we’ve learned in the past year, it’s that having no clue what Pope Francis is saying  should never be a hindrance to putting words in his [...]

The Dog With Nine Lives

It has always been said that dogs go to heaven But sadly for cats there is no dispensation. We must recognize then there is a solution Which upholds dignity for kitten attraction. Don’t think this is an idle game or just mere levity. It’s a serious question of feline equality!   If we simply could [...]

31 Things You Thought About During Sunday Mass But Won’t Admit

  1.  Got to church on time…all settled in the pew before the opening hymn starts…kids all fully clothed and sitting still…can I get a plenary indulgence or something?     2.  Oh good, I secretly love this song.     3.  Okay, whose here?  There are the Growskis…there are the Taylors…l00ks like the Kellys [...]

Five Disappointing Things About Advent

Advent must have been something great back in the day. The sober, quiet calm before the storm of Christmas cheer. A time to hole up and gather energy for the Christmas feast. It is not so anymore. 1. The music is disappointing. Imagine if, on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and all the days between, [...]

“Wendy Davis Is Pro-Life” and Other Lies That Nobody Would Ever Believe

  Texas state senator and gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis, who became the darling of the abortion lobby after her filibuster of the Texas bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, has declared that she is “pro-life.” Huh.  Really? No, not really. What she said is this: “I am pro-life.  I care about the life of every [...]

10 Catholic Cliches (And What They Really Mean)

Friends at Benedictine College and I were translating common sayings by Catholics last week. Add others in the comments if you think of any. 1. When a Catholic says: “I’ll pray about it.” She might mean, “I will bring this important decision before God.” … But often, she means: “My answer is No, but I [...]

Catholic College Humor

Ah, college humor. From the days of Harvard Lampoon to the YouTube and meme age, college students have had a reputation for irreverent humor. At Catholic colleges the humor is just like it is anywhere else … but with a twist: reverent humor. I have collected some Benedictine College, Kansas, humor from campus memes and Stray Campus [...]


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