there goes the neighborhood…

... I got new neighbors and, judging by the kitsch in their yard, they're Catholic. Let the competition to be crowned the Tackiest Neighbor begin. At least this gives me an excuse to break out the Christmas lights a few months early. Oh, this is going to be so much fun. … [Read more...]

you know you’re a kitschy Catholic when…

... you think having a bathtub in your in front yard is a superb idea. Some one left an old tub on the side of the road and my first thought upon seeing it was to immediately call a friend and beg them to bring their truck so I could take it home and stick it in my yard. Imagine it! My very own Bathtub Madonna. My Abuelita would be so proud. … [Read more...]

thank you, kind readers…

... for the understanding and sympathetic words regarding my travel predicament. Please continue to pray for me. I might still be able to go in the first part of May... provided. Please let this piece of shitty art express my humble gratitude. Ok, I can admit it, I am with Mr. Korger in kind of liking this. It has a certain earnest kitschy charm. image source. … [Read more...]

I love kitsch but even I have my limits…

... do you have any Easter related kitsch you like; why not share it here? … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus…

... here are the top ten tackiest representations of your birth...Only in Florida with 52 votes Submitted by: The Young Catholic Human Hair with 39 votes submitted by: Erichttp://d.yimg.com/static.video.yahoo.com/yep/YV_YEP.swf?ver=2.2.46My personal fav; Cthulhu Nativity with 39 votes Submitted by: MikeLSD Frogs with 28 votes Submitted by: KathrynThe Birth of Cheeses of Nazareth with 18 Submitted by: EricSimpson's Nativity with 14 votes Submitted by: The Young Catholic Recycled Trash with 12 … [Read more...]

time for another Crescat Contest…

... Started by St. Francis in 1223, the nativity scene has become an endearing symbol commemorating the birth of Christ. Such a beautiful sentiment... some how I don't suppose St. Francis ever fathomed his idea would be morphed into some gloriously awful kitsch and that I would hold a contest to crown the tackiest. Voting has been divided in three parts based on it's sheer volume. The top ten tacky nativities will be featured when voting is closed December 24th. Vote now and may the crappiest … [Read more...]

sadness is…

... when your own craptastic contest makes Baby Jesus cry. Mike, you out did yourself. Seriously. Now I cry. … [Read more...]

prideful lot…

... winner's badges to stoke the ego; and a special one just for Her Diginess. I am currently taking your ideas into consideration for the next awards. Last year was Church or Correctional Institution, year before Ugliest Vestment Contest, and before that was Tacky Catholic Kitsch. … [Read more...]

2008, a blog in review…

The 2008 Cannonball Catholic Blog Awards, the only Fr. Z-less Blog Awards on the net. Fr. Bette Mitler HomilyOH MEINE GOTT!, also known as "dear God, my bleeding eyes!"Mmm, tastes like chicken I discovered Fire Fly, and fell in loveBat Shit Crazy at the officeYou Know Your Orthodox When ...The Catholic Hippy Van Down By The River Obama's love childI know the secret to a happy relationship!Diocese Lenten Shake Down, also known as "Gimme all your money" or "stick em up!"2008 Home Altar … [Read more...]


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