A Stigmata-Fearing Young Catholic’s Humorous Search for a Culturally Relevant Faith

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When he was a fourth grader at Holy Cross Grammar School in Springfield, Massachusetts, Matt Weber noticed that a picture of Francis of Assisi depicted the revered saint with holes in his hands, feet and side. His religion teacher explained that St. Francis bore the stigmata, the wounds of Christ. “How do you get the [Read More...]

Nuns Having Fun: Salesians Dance Gangnam Style

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Salesian Sister Colleen Clair, FMA, whose online nickname is “HappyNun,” posted this video on Facebook of her fellow Sisters and Aspirants having a little Gangnam style fun. If you’ve ever thought nuns lead dry, boring lives, this video should show you that loving Jesus and acting joyful are not mutually exclusive. And if you have [Read More...]

WKRP and the Greatest Thanksgiving Promotion of All Time

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Over at his site today, fellow Patheos blogger Deacon Greg Kandra calls an episode of “Cheers” the best Thanksgiving episode ever. Though I’m a big “Cheers” fan, I counter his assertion with my pick for best Thanksgiving-themed TV episode ever. It’s from the 1970s show “WKRP in Cincinnati” in which radio station boss Arthur “Big [Read More...]

TV’s Funniest Family Adopts Marines for Thanksgiving

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A few weeks ago I posted pictures from an upcoming episode of “The Middle” which featured two real-life Marines portraying Marines on the show. This week, that Thanksgiving-themed episode aired and – in this sitcom geek’s opinion – provided the best writing, performances and laughs in “The Middle’s” four season history. The show opens with [Read More...]


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