Search Results for: kitsch

God Bless ‘Murica…


... A little late for the Fourth of July, but hey, since I'm still burning through my cache of bootleg fireworks and bathtub gin... Behold! Patriotic art that should never be.And He will raaaiiiissse you up on eagles' wiiiinnggsssss.Click here for a glorious gallery of truck stop religious art. The author of the post calls it blasphemy. I wouldn't go that far. But then again, I am an avid collector of kitsch. Awkward, a little. Intentionally blasphemous, no. Totally … [Read more...]

An Entire Beach of Nuns …

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... My co-worker went to visit the in-laws in New Jersey. Upon his return he presented me with a key chain from this magical place called Nun's Beach in Stone Harbor, New Jersey. A beach full of nuns! My imagination soared. I could hardly contain it. My two favorite things coming gloriously together, besides chocolate and peanut butter and gin and tonic... nuns and the ocean.Ok. I got a little carried away.Image from Surfer Today.The nuns host an annual surf competition … [Read more...]

Put A Pope On It …

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... You know how an establishment identifies itself as "hipster friendly"... they put a bird on it. The practice was popularized by the show Portlandia.Hipster 1: Oh my god, I LOVE your tote bag, where did you get it? Hipster 2: Oh this thing? I just bought it for $75 at Brooklyn Flea but it was so boring until I put a bird on it! Hipster 1: You should sell it on Etsy!You'll see them here in Charlotte and Asheville; hipster clothing and "thrift" stores with a bird decal in the store … [Read more...]

Hi. I’m Kat, your blog administrator. I’m also an asshole…


... Gah! I feel like the Grinch whose heart grew three sizes. I should to stick to mocking faceless and nameless entities to avoid the after effects of a guilty conscience. Pro-abortion advocates are still free game, as are misguided misogynistic feminists. Other than that I no longer derive the same pleasure at other's expense as I used to. Blame the Catholicism or the spirit of Christmas or maybe it's the old age making me all soft but I was up half the night riddled with guilt over a stupid … [Read more...]

We’ve Officially Jumped The Shark – Fr. Z and Voris Out To Sea…

Just don't do it like this unless your intent is to make everyone around uncomfortable.

... Someone once referred to me as a "celebrity blogger". I guess because I receive monetary compensation for my writing maybe? Or maybe it's because I was invited to the Vatican's Blog Meeting in Rome last year. But so were 149 other bloggers. And I have it on good authority I was there for comedic relief and the decision was not based on my merits as a writer or a Catholic. I'm nominal at best.No. That's not me. When I think "Catholic Celebrity" a dozen names come to mind, but not my own. … [Read more...]

Pope Benedict – causing me to reevaluate my genuine dislike of the feline species..

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I don't know if this one is photoshopped too, but I definitely see kitsch potential in the theme... Pope Benedict with kitties. … [Read more...]

Vain attempts at making Monday more tolerable …

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... 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.LOLSaintsNow … [Read more...]

I never did get that Pope Benedict bobble head for Christmas…


... My love of Catholic kitsch is a well documented fact. If it's tacky and Catholic in theme chances are I am going to love and adore that object and give it a place of honor in my home. The more craptastic the better. I think it started as a young girl when I would gaze with child like wonder at my Abuela's velvet Madonna hanging in the hallway. It's a magnificent thing to behold, adorned with glitter and bedazzled to the hilt. All this splendor sat in a silver tin frame with angels and … [Read more...]



My husband once asked me to chose, him or Catholicism. I'm still Catholic. And still divorced. I could no sooner stop being Catholic than I could stop myself from breathing. Even then, dead as a door nail, I'd still be Catholic.I have a son who is Catholic. Even my damn cat is named after a Pope. My collection of Catholic kitsch is the envy of all the little Abuelitas. Everything I own has been blessed. Twice. Even the damn cat.Contact Me Got questions, comments, love or hate mail? … [Read more...]