These Shows Need to Exist on EWTN Now…


... Catholic Viral mashed up a few posts from Holy Whapping, Acts of the Apostasy, and yours truly to create this bit of amazing.You're looking at a design by Catholic Viral based on proposed Catholic comedies and reality TV shows that need to exist now. The above is a reality series I suggested based on large Catholic families, where camera crews follow a day in the life of the Donaldson clan.Below is a redecorating show based on an experience I had in RCIA when a sponsor told me … [Read more...]

Advent Simplicity… with wine.


... I have long accepted the reality that I suck at Advent. In fact, I suck at most liturgically related crafts and projects. If it's going to require more than a glass of wine and a trip to confession, fuggedaboutit.I finally embraced this liturgical deficiency the year I almost burned down the house, not to be confused with the time I set the lawn on fire.See also - ideas on how not to set your Advent wreath of fire.Everyone loves a roaring Christmas fire.This year … [Read more...]

From Johnny Rotten to Johnny Reverent in One Easy Step …


... 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...]

Suggested Programming For EWTN …


... 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...]