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...]

Tacky Tuesday…

dumb ox on the throne

... For your consideration; a big metal statue of St. Thomas Aquinas made entirely out of old car bumpers. Located in front of St. Thomas Aquinas church in Charlottesville, Va. … [Read more...]

Vain attempts at making Monday more tolerable …

be afraid

... Catholics love kitsch. This is no secret. We are the proud creators of some of the best sentimental cheap plastic crap ever to be manufactured from China. Here are some blogs celebrating our profoundly poor taste. Saint Kitsch - Celebrating all that is wonderfully awful in the world of Catholic Kitsch. Bad Vestments - Dedicated to subjecting particularly awful Christian liturgical vestments or church decorations to the ridicule they so richly deserve. LOLSaints Now … [Read more...]

identity crisis…

IF

... Well, according to this other nativity scene Jesus was Hispanic, and not Irish after all. I wish I had known of Jesus's Latin origins, then maybe I wouldn't have been so embarrassed of growing up Puerto Rican in white suburbia. The beginning of every school year was a nightmare, sitting there listening to my new teacher struggle to pronounce my ethnic name - which really isn't so uncommon anymore. But, in the 80's no one I knew had a Hispanic sounding last name; my first name … [Read more...]

the crap people sell…

mask

Jesus Balaclava  I'd buy that for a $1 Somebody's going to hell for this  pollcode.com free polls  Mask source. Matt Swaim suggested this as a Christmas present. I was trying to think where I could wear this... only everywhere! … [Read more...]

According to my nativity set Jesus was Irish, so there…

"And they came bearing gifts of yellow moons, green clovers, and blue diamonds."

... and my Santa leaves bottles of Jameson for good little girls and boys. Behold... 27 tacky nativity sets! Not that I am implying Irish Jesus is tacky. He's the exception on the list. Irish Jesus nativity pleases God and makes Ss. Patrick and Brigid kick up their heels and dance a jig in heaven. … [Read more...]


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