Motorcycle Nuns…

... Filed under "My Religion is Cooler Than Yours."Daughters of Anarchy @daughterstpaul A photo posted by Sr Helena Burns, fsp (@srhelenaburns) on Jul 31, 2015 at 7:18am PDT … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Will Remain Catholic For Beer…

My heaven is more awesome than yours

... The question of why we remain Catholic has been asked of the Patheos writers, in response to Pew Report stating our numbers are dwindling.I'm not much for big word-y words, preferring to keep it straightforward.I'm Catholic and plan to remain so until I die and my big fat Catholic soul flies off to Catholic Heaven - the part of Heaven where the alcohol and fireworks are kept in ample supply. The existence of Catholic Heaven has been well documented.If I didn't leave the … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Santa Claus versus St. Nick…

gkXywHpRTG-6

... Every now and again I hear someone refer to Santa Claus as St. Nick.Santa and St. Nick are two very different individuals. Here, let me help you distinguish between the two.St. Nick aka St. Nicholas of Myra1) An actual real live person 2) Celebrated and recognized saint in Catholicism and Orthodoxy 3) Known for kicking ass and taking names4) Actually gave to the poor 5) Imprisoned for his faithSanta Claus1) Totally fictional character of dubious pagan … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Rage Against the Status Quo…

Priest Punk

... So you don't want to be a cliche. You want to be counter cultural. Different from everyone else.I used to say "Be Catholic." But that was before the whole "who am I to judge" phenomenon, when saying you're Catholic at least implied a certain level of anti-secularism.I still maintain there is nothing more hardcore than orthodox, devout Catholicism or Orthodoxy. You want to rage against the established order -- the established order that measures your human worth by productivity … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

My religion is still cooler than yours…

smmc-new-novice-sr-christiana

... In this Friday's installment of Friday Fishing (Blog feature featuring religious communities for the sole purpose of encouraging vocations) and Nun Gazing ...The Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Church have a new novice.H/T The Anchoress. Following her link here to see more photos. … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Sainthood sought for ‘Fastest Nun in the West’ who took on Billy the Kid…

nungun-23450526930

Sister Blandina SegaleFrom Fox News,ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Wednesday it is exploring sainthood for an Italian-born nun who challenged Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools.Archbishop Michael Sheehan said he has received permission from the Vatican to open the "Sainthood Cause" for Sister Blandina Segale, an educator and social worker who worked in Ohio, Colorado and New Mexico.Segale, a nun … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Taong Putik – A Philippines Tradition Celebrating John the Baptist…

b2cdba50-fbbb-11e3-8306-813d3c00d0da_RTR3VEQC

... because Church Universal.In the Philippines, as in other Catholic countries, June 24 is observed as the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. The day offers an excuse to engage in revelry such as dousing water on unwary people.In Aliaga, Nueva Ecija, in Barangay Bibiclat, hundreds of devotees of the village's patron saint, John the Baptist, transform themselves into "mud people" -- literally "taong putik." The locals call the ritual Pagsa-San Juan. Outsiders call it the Taong … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

From Johnny Rotten to Johnny Reverent in One Easy Step …

tumblr_lw3271Yus21r35wfvo1_500

... Does your son fidget and act unruly during mass? Or does he get bored and sit there like a listless lump zoning out?Do you wish he'd be more attentive, prayerful, or respectful and listen to the homily for stinkin' once?!?Now you too can have a new improved, wonderfully well behaved son accompanying you to mass each week with Altar Boy 2.0*!Here's how it works in one easy step.Step 1 -- Make your son be an altar server.I don't care if he wails and kicks and says … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

I’ll Take Famous Altar Boys for $1000…

2014-05-19_0130

... Alex Trebek is an intensely private individual that rarely gives interviews but he sat down to talk to Chris Hardwick (The Talking Dead) and something delightful happens.We learn that Mr. Trebek was educated in Catholic school by Jesuits, the Oblates of Mary, and he was an altar boy who still, to this day, knows the Latin prayers.H/T Mr. Broadway. … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X