What Are Adults Looking For From Christianity? Even “The Onion” Knows The Answer To That Question

I’d vote “yes!” Wouldn’t you?

Sure, The Onion is the best thing going when it comes to humorous, satirical, “news.” But what really makes The Onion successful is how they often hit truth right on the head, just like an expert marksmen hits a target in the bullseye. And the hit this time is particularly timely.

Recall that there has been a lot of discussion on catechesis, religious education, and evangelization  around here, ever since Joanne McPortland posted her cri de coeur, What’s Really Wrong with Catholic Religious Education? Everything, a few weeks ago. Many of the Patheos Catholic bloggers have weighed in on the subject as well. You can find all of those posts over at the Patheos main page under the heading, Rethinking Catholic Religious Education.

But back to The Onion.  Today, see,  they posted one of their “commentary” pieces that comes pretty close to nailing down what our restless hearts are actually yearning for. Can you say a relationship with a certain person of the Blessed Trinity? Take a look. [Read more...]

Jon Stewart Explains Why I Rarely Watch The News On Television

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God Invented the Quadruple Toe Loop…

And He commisioned Yuzuru Hanyu to perfect it. See for yourself.

 

And his triple axle ain’t half bad, either.

Toe pick!

I don’t have to be Doug Dorsey to know that the kid just flat nails it.

Head on over to NBC and watch the near perfect performance from start to finish. You’ll be glad you did.

Benedict Cumberbatch Demonstrating The Stanislavsky Method.

But wait. What about Dr. Watson? [Read more...]

So My Wife Told Me About A Beer Sale I Might Be Interested In…

Over at Cost Plus World Market. And she was right.

In fact, I even got a cart, see? [Read more...]

Bigotry Watch: Chuck Norris, Or U.S. News and World Report? UPDATED

Seriously? I mean you just knew that Chuck Norris was not going to be the bad guy in this post. Right? [Read more...]

What To Get The Nerd Who Has Everything…

The stupid T-shirt they don’t have yet!

Get ‘em while the getting’s good. They’re selling like hotcakes. :)

Behold! The Stupidity Of Politicizing Everything Under The Sun In 2013…

I wonder what Sherlock Holmes would deduce from this?

…will likely continue on into 2014.

The latest example of this ludicrous trend? Determining where you stand politically by what you drink, of course. I mean booze, see? [Read more...]

In Praise Of A Catholic Christmas Holiday Favorite: Mincemeat Pie UPDATED

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Readers of this blog know that I’m a convert to Catholicism (RCIA Class of ’08). Something else they know is that I enjoy rediscovering all things with Catholic origins that folks like me (former non-denominational Christian) never even knew were Catholic in the first place.

Like my favorite pie for this time of year: mincemeat pie. [Read more...]

Behold! The First Trappist Abbey Ale Brewed In America

Oh boy!

A friend of mine sent me the good news.

After years in planning, the USA finally has a Trappist beer. It’s official. [Read more...]


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