Rage Against the Status Quo…

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... 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...]

Tattoo Artist To Benedictine Monk…

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... We'll just file this under My Religion is Cooler Than Yours and call it a day. Because what's that I always say? That Catholicism is punk rock and old punks make the best papists.From punk tattoo artist to Benedictine monk and iconographer, read the story of Br. Andre Love. … [Read more...]

My religion is still cooler than yours…

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... 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...]

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

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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...]

Taong Putik – A Philippines Tradition Celebrating John the Baptist…

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... 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...]

From Johnny Rotten to Johnny Reverent in One Easy Step …

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... 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...]

I’d Still Try and Hug Her…

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The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,The Colbert Report on Facebook,Video ArchiveLearn more about Sr. Nyirumbe and Sewing Hope here. … [Read more...]

I’ll Take Famous Altar Boys for $1000…

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... 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...]

Constantine Comes to NBC This Fall…

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... When the walls start bleeding and you find out that your house previously belonged to satanist who used the basement to hold ritualistic sacrifices who do call? A Catholic priest or your community church worship leader?Gee. Let me think about that one for a minute.The Catholic Church. Duh! Everyone knows that. Even Hollywood recognizes the authority of the Church to conquer evil.You got demons? Call a Church appointed exorcist.Many years ago at Charlotte's … [Read more...]


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