A Priest Walks Into a Bar: Why the Pope’s Visit was Good for Congress & Your Friday Funny All Wrapped Up in One


Why are there so many jokes about a priest walking into a bar? Why was it so powerful when Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress? Same reason. The premise of the priest-in-a-bar joke is that someone holy has walked into an unholy place. Bars–or so the jokes suppose–are places where people say and do questionable things they [Read More...]

Pope Francis Has the World Talking About the Right Things

Pope Francis Holds His Weekly General Audience

Pope Francis continues to subvert conservative politics as it relates to the Christian faith. Income Inequality, consumerism, and individualism played a major role in Pope Francis’ latest writings, an Apostolic Exhortation called Evangelii Guadium. Here are a few highlights:   THE CHURCH “I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has [Read More...]

Stanley Hauerwas Reacts to Pope Francis I

Stanley Hauerwas says that the choice of a Jesuit to be the new Bishop of Rome tells us a lot about where the Roman Catholic Church is headed in the near future. That Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose the name Francis tells us perhaps even more. Saint Francis – born into wealth – divested himself of everything [Read More...]