I’d Still Try and Hug Her…

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…

... 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…

... 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...]

Stephen Colbert Replaces David Letterman — Catholic Takeover Complete…

... Joe Heschmeyer writes, Stephen Colbert and the Death of Protestant America:Late-night host David Letterman recently announced his retirement: his ratings have not been faring well in the face of two new rivals, Jimmy Kimmel and now Jimmy Fallon. Today, CBS announced his replacement: Stephen Colbert. Deacon Greg Kandra was quick to point out one reason that this was significant, with the headline: “The Catholic takeover of late night TV is complete.” Letterman was the Protestant hol … [Read more...]

St. Rita Monastery in Italy Helps Brides Who Can’t Afford Gowns…

I've been emotionally all over the map this week, and this news article made me have all kinds of feels. It's got nuns, new brides, and beautiful bridal gowns. It's full of hope and love and promise. Just reading it makes me proud to be Catholic. I may be a divorced old spinster but I still love weddings and happy couples. I also adore St. Rita and owe much to her intercession. Plus, the nun featured in this story sounds absolutely huggable. … [Read more...]

That awkward moment when the media realizes the Pope’s still Catholic…

... It looks something like this.VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis made his toughest remarks to date on abortion when he called the practice "horrific" on Monday."It is horrific even to think that there are children, victims of abortion, who will never see the light of day," the pontiff said during his yearly address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican, a speech known as his "State of the World" address.Conservatives in the Roman Catholic Church had previously accused the pope of … [Read more...]

Happily Declaring The Walking Dead To Be Fully Catholic…

... Who would choose Hell if given the choice?The Catechism of the Catholic Church says;CCC1037 -- God predestines no one to go to hell; for this, a willful turning away from God (a mortal sin) is necessary, and persistence in it until the end.I'd always wondered what that looked like, being so willful to choose Hell and so lost in your own sins that accepting mercy seems like an impossibility. This past Sunday night, we were given a dark glimpse of a soul forever lost. … [Read more...]

Crescat and The Neon Halos…

... 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...]

Holy Bacteria, Bat Man. There’s Poo in That Font …

... And now for today's media induced hysterics.Oh no! Stop the presses. Holy water may contain fecal matter! Avoid it like the Black Death!Despite its purported cleansing properties, holy water could actually be more harmful than healing, according to a new Austrian study on "holy" springs.Researchers at the Institute of Hygiene and Applied Immunology at the Medical University of Vienna tested water from 21 springs in Austria and 18 fonts in Vienna and found samples … [Read more...]