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the failure of Catholic kitsch …

... it's no secret I love Catholic kitsch. But this, I don't like. Sure it's campy and colorful. Bright, almost retablo is style. The kitsch factor is there for sure. But, no. It's does not sit well with me. Coming from someone who coveted this piece of art. I know, it seems so contradictory. I suppose if super hereos were real during the time of Christ he would evangelize them and tell them to use their powers for good. I doubt the Blessed Virgin Mary would hang ten; however. Sure, we have all … [Read more...]

you know you’re a kitschy Catholic when…

... you think having a bathtub in your in front yard is a superb idea. Some one left an old tub on the side of the road and my first thought upon seeing it was to immediately call a friend and beg them to bring their truck so I could take it home and stick it in my yard. Imagine it! My very own Bathtub Madonna. My Abuelita would be so proud. … [Read more...]

I love kitsch but even I have my limits…

... do you have any Easter related kitsch you like; why not share it here? … [Read more...]

Catholics love their kitsch…

... but this, wow. … [Read more...]

Catholic Kitsch Contest…

... NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! Voting has begun in 2 categories; Someone's going to hell for that and I'd buy that for a buck. *I started out with 3 categories but it was too much damn effort. Deal. #1 Lourdes Bead Bag#2 Turn Jesus On Light Switch#3 Jesus is My Coach#4 Deluxe Jesus#5 Hippy Nun#6 Jesus Ashtray#7 Canine Nativity Set#8 Santa Baby #9 Magic 8 Ball Jesus#10 Jesus is Watching#11 Lord's Prayer Singing Alarm Clock#12 Purification Scented Air Freshener#13 Unicorns at Lourdes#14 Holy … [Read more...]

Rollin’ With the Holy…

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... I am addicted to Catholic Kitsch. Ask anyone whose been over to my house.It's everywhere. In every room and on every shelf. It's even in places it probably shouldn't be, like the bathroom. My collection is the envy of all the Abuelitas.When I was in RCIA I received a crucifix from my sponsor and I joked, "I suppose now I need to redecorate my house", thinking of the only other Catholic I knew at the time, my sweet Abuela.Boy, oh how! Does she ever have her house Catholic'd out. … [Read more...]

Crescat and The Neon Halos…

Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, Wichita, Kansas

... Most Catholics I know have extremely good taste for aesthetics. Their preferences are typically high brow, bordering on snobbery. That's because we know beauty. But secretly, we do love our kitsch. We heart it with the fierce affection a parent has for their children's scribbles. Or maybe that's just the boricua in me talking. Because I love me some bathtub Madonnas, statues with human hair wigs, and neon halos.Especially neon halos.Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Margaret Mary … [Read more...]

Suggested Programming For EWTN …

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... Speaking of not liking things we are supposed to like just because they are Catholic (like Popes), let's talk about EWTN. Sam Rocha hates EWTN. As do I. I adore Mother Angelica and the rosary. The televised mass is a delight. The rest of the programming; however, is a bit droll. It's too serious. Seriously Catholic. So Catholic. Overly serious.*Yawn*Catholics are a riot. We drink, we laugh, we have van loads of babies and every feast day is a mini party. Catholics are lovers of … [Read more...]

God Bless ‘Murica…

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... A little late for the Fourth of July, but hey, since I'm still burning through my cache of bootleg fireworks and bathtub gin... Behold! Patriotic art that should never be.And He will raaaiiiissse you up on eagles' wiiiinnggsssss.Click here for a glorious gallery of truck stop religious art. The author of the post calls it blasphemy. I wouldn't go that far. But then again, I am an avid collector of kitsch. Awkward, a little. Intentionally blasphemous, no. Totally … [Read more...]


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