more Tuesday tunes, the Christmas edition…

.... Is there anything more banal than Mary Did You Know? My heart goes out to the poor souls working retail this time of year who've been forced to endure hours upon hours of the same Christmas music since Thanksgiving. How it doesn't suck the soul and spirit of Christmas right out of them is a miracle. I imagine being stuck in an elevator in hell is only slightly less tolerable.Mariah Carey wants you for Christmas, George Michael gave his heart away last Christmas, Holly Jolly jingle … [Read more...]

‘Haute Sphere’ Nativity artwork debuts at Cathedral Dec. 7 …

... somewhere in Heaven Baby Jesus is weeping.Hat Tip: Clayton Emmer. … [Read more...]

tuesday tunes …

... geekery edition. … [Read more...]

If I was going to be trapped on a deserted island with anyone it would definitely be Nathan Fillion because being stuck with Gilligan would be pure hell…

... Literally. "Years after the show ended, its creator, Sherwood Schwartz, admitted that each of the characters represented one of the seven deadly sins — Pride (the Professor), Anger (Skipper), Lust, (Ginger), and the rest. Gilligan was supposed to be Sloth.But a closer viewing indicates that the island may well have been Hell — and the red-clad Gilligan the devil who kept them on his island."I got my theological entertainment from MacGyver and The A Team. … [Read more...]

I start cowbell lessons this weekend…

... The very nature of beauty appeals to us and draws in our souls. I know it can be called liturgical snobbery to prefer the smells and bells, but these smells and bells are so much more than liturgical perfunctory actions and meaningless pomp. They serve as concrete physical reminders of something very spiritual and supernatural taking place during the mass.Example; this past weekend I invited my Unfortunate Liberal Friend to mass at my parish. This in itself is no small miracle. My … [Read more...]

if only…

... If only people in Hollywood were allowed to marry. Wait, what? … [Read more...]

Catholic Christmas shopping…

... Instead of purchasing your Christmas gifts from the typical big chain store that sells products made in China how about purchasing from local USA vendors this year - better yet, fellow Papists.Below you will find a list of Catholic vendors who sell handmade crafts. If you would like me to advertise your business or are offering any holiday specials please let me know, by commenting or emailing the_crescat@yahoo.com, and I will happily add that information to this post.Catholic … [Read more...]

humor vs. mockering…

... Colbert's chaplain, Fr. James Martin, discusses. … [Read more...]

Jimmy Fallon comes out…

... as a Papist, I mean. Or at least he used to be a practicing one till he went back and found a band and a man that wanted to hold his hand.GROSS: Do you still go to church?Mr. FALLON: I don’t go to – I tried to go back. When I was out in L.A. and I was kind of struggling for a bit. I went to church for a while, but it’s kind of, it’s gotten gigantic now for me. It’s like too… There’s a band. There’s a band there now, and you got to, you have to hold hands with people through the … [Read more...]