Why Men Shouldn’t Be Ordained—UPDATE

Remarkably, this little satire has become one of the most popular posts at The Bench, ever.  (Its appeal may be more universal than I ever imagined. It was recently picked up by a Buddhist blog, which thought it had humorous applications to Buddhist monks.) For some reason, the post is getting renewed attention and traffic [Read More…]

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VIDEO: Bride Tosses Bouquet from Human Slingshot

You can’t make this stuff up. Just watch. [Read more…]

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Meet Harvey and Eddie

If they’re looking for a third musketeer, I think I’d fit right in. [Read more…]

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St. Thomas on Facebook

This is clever, marking today’s Feast of St. Thomas, from Catholic Memes:    [Read more…]

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Great Moments in Journalism: TV Reporters and Animals

In a word: hilarious. N.B.: Some of the language is foul — or fowl. [Read more…]

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Jim Gaffigan, hipster Catholic

From Michelle Boorstein in the Washington Post comes this profile of funnyman Jim Gaffigan: Gaffigan seems to effortlessly embody the idea the Catholic Church and other denominations are desperately promoting: You can be a devout member of mainstream American life. You don’t have to leave God in order to live in the regular world. With [Read More…]

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The Only Thing Worse Than a Bridezilla

Is a T-Rex who is eager to catch the bouquet. As a deacon reader noted: “This is another reason why we don’t do garden weddings…” Get a load of this incredible wedding picture below, by the very imaginative J. Quinn Miller. Visit this link to read all about it and catch the funny annotations. [Read more…]

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Karaoke at the gas pump!

From The Tonight Show last week. What happened next?  Check out the followup.     [Read more…]

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The lesson: capuchins are very touchy

Good to know for all those who have dealings with Cardinal O’Malley or Archbishop Chaput. Below a video that shows an experiment involving a pair of capuchin monkeys.  One is rewarded for a task with a cucumber; the other gets a grape. Watch what happens when the Cucumber Capuchin realizes what’s going on. [Read more…]

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Pope Francis: Patheos shill?!

Elizabeth Scalia notes the pope tweeted a little something yesterday that sounds uncannily like the theme from her new book, “Strange Gods.” But it turns out, he was just getting warmed up. In his homily at St. Paul’s yesterday, the Holy Father elaborated: We have to empty ourselves of the many small or great idols [Read More…]

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