Kid in popemobile gets “top prize” at White House

View image | gettyimages.com Fron AP: A toddler dressed like the pope and pushed along in a popemobile got the top prize at President Barack Obama’s White House Halloween. Upon seeing the costume, Obama turned to the news media and declared “top prize.” Read more and see more pictures.  [Read more…]

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Great moments in advertising

This is why God made proofreaders. The word is “retinal.”  RETINAL. [Read more…]

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Church sign of the month

From some clever Catholics in southern Maryland: [Read more…]

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Ingenious Halloween costume: little pope in popemobile

This appears to be from a few years ago, but it’s timeless. From Costume-Works.com: Mom notes: Zachary, age 4, saw Mommy reading the news on the computer. He spotted a picture of the Pope and asked about him. Later, when Mommu was giving him ideas of what he could dress up as for Halloween, he [Read More…]

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Colbert to Francis: “Welcome, Frank!”

He devoted his entire show last night to the visit of Pope Francis. A musical highlight, below. And, in what must be a late night first, one of America’s archbishops, Thomas Wenski of Miami, stopped by, too. [Read more…]

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Jim Gaffigan: “I’m a practicing Catholic, and my wife will tell you, I need the practice”

The comedian will be performing for Pope Francis next weekend, and has a few thoughts about being Catholic:  I’m Catholic — a practicing Catholic, and my wife will tell you, I need the practice. I hope the Pope understands. …It’s not easy being a Catholic today in America. It’s a little like being a Cubs fan [Read More…]

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Who’s the guy behind Eye of the Tiber?

  Now it can be told:  If you’re a Catholic on Facebook, or the internet in general, chances are Samer Noam has made you laugh. Or he’s made you angry. If he’s done his job the way he wants, he’s done both. Noam is the man, the myth, the legend behind the Catholic satire site, Eye [Read More…]

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In the email: “I respect your defense of humor, but Christians are facing violent extremists…”

Monday night, I received the following email in response to this post, about a group in Maryland upset over a production of Mel Brook’s musical “The Producers.” I repost the email in its entirety. Deacon Greg Kandra – My name is Jeffrey Imm, with Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.). You wrote a blog posting on your [Read More…]

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Protesters complain about Mel Brooks making fun of Hitler

Seriously? From The Washingtonian: Olney Theatre’s production of Mel Brooks’s 2001 musical The Producers only has three more performances, but it’s not going to close without a bit of manufactured controversy. Audience members at Montgomery County playhouse are going to have to walk past a small coterie protesting the show’s play-within-the-play, because, the demonstrators say, [Read More…]

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Forget “Jurassic World” — here’s the blockbuster everyone is waiting for this summer

Read all about it here. But catch the trailer below. [Read more…]

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