A Surefire, Scientific, Indicator on Who Our Next Pope Will Be. UPDATED

Choosing future popes prior to them being voted into office by the Papal Conclave is a great pastime, even if the odds of guessing correctly are long.

When Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected by the conclave to assume command of the Barque of Saint Peter after the passing on to eternity of Blessed Pope John Paul II, nobody expected him to be named the Pope. [Read more…]

St. Brigid of Ireland: A Saint After My Own Heart

It’s the feast day of the plucky little lass from Ireland who penned one of my favorite little prayers of thankfulness and joy,

I should like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. I should like the angels of Heaven to be drinking it through time eternal.

Hear, hear! In fact, her whole prayer gives me a warm feeling all over, [Read more…]

Blessed Pope John Paul II in the Batting Cage? Awesome!

Blessed JPII at Shea Stadium

For baseball fans, we’re still in the bleak of midwinter. But seeing this video is just what the doctor ordered to put a thaw on the freeze, and remind us that Spring Training is just around the corner (about one week after Lent begins).

While we wait, enjoy this footage of Blessed Pope John Paul II (is it really him? Dunno.) taking swings at an indoor batting cage during his 1987 visit to California. [Read more…]

I Just Lost My Geek Card. Amen.

Folks are leaving town for the holidays, and I am now on holiday as well. And what that means for a blogger like me is that there are two things that are certain. 1) I will probably have time to write a number of posts over the next few days, and 2) most of them will go unread. This is likely one of those times. [Read more…]

Another Trappist Beer Coming Soon to a Bar Near You?

Image credit: Mark Lampert

Maybe. You see, my wife alerted me to this story on NPR about needy Cistercian monks exporting beer to pay for building repairs. But she quickly followed it up with, “there’s none sold in Tennessee.”

Figures.  Teri Schultz shares the story. [Read more…]

Best.Beer.Commercial.Ever.

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Stella Artois with a passel of ice-skating priests. They send the novice on a beer run,

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Finally! A Third Order I May Be Interested in Joining…

Taste of heaven available in Gatlinburg.

It’s probably the only one that would have me. Now, do the beer making friars have a Third Order? :)

The War On Men…

You may not have noticed it, but it is horrific…

Image credit: the fine print at the bottom.

No access to free beer. What the hell are we thinking?!

Also, is it me, or is that Vladimir Putin? I can’t believe he didn’t manage to get his shirt off for this picture.

Stay thirsty, my friends.

 

Possibly the Brightest Chapter in the Obama Presidency: Beer Brewing in the White House

It doesn’t get much better than this… [Read more…]

What the Most Interesting Man In the World Says…

Amen. That is all (H/T Southern Fried Catholicism).