For their short pithy brilliant whimsical way of saying things, I love to collect Twitter and other Quality Quintessential quips, quotes, questions, musings and maxims from the furthest reaches of the internet to the obscure book hidden in the dusty corner of some long forgotten book store and save them for a rainy day post. I just might need some wonderful wordful beauty to express a sentiment or idea in what I’m writing so I created this particular post with that purpose in mine.
Janet@Mystagogy1013: Tweeting to the choir gives us all support and encouragement, which is much needed in these days.
This peculiarly particular post is the offspring of that larger post with a more specific focus in mind from a topic listed in that larger post. It is also but one of the many children of that post. You can go big or go home to this shorter post and pluck what you need from the collected treasure of the Broad Chorus of Catholic Thinkers and similar like minded individuals and insert it into whatever it is your working on at the moment. Or perhaps you just might want to read a short something that will put a chuckle, a prayer or a nifty thought into your brain. And perhaps any truth beauty or goodness may leak into your soul making you a more loving, faithful and hopeful person and draw you closer to Christ.
In this post were Tweeting to the Choir about this particular guy.
In some stories you have a certain character set aside for comic relief. In the Catholic world you have set aside Lino Rulli for comic relief. He is not a theologian or catechist. He is an entertainer who is Catholic and makes his living bringing out the beauty and humor of the Catholic faith. He is the Catholic Guy and has been entertaining radio listeners on Sirus XM’s Catholic Channel since 2006. Funny, reverent and a whole lot of fun is Lino Rulli. And on Twitter there are various accounts linked to his. I call this the…
Catholic Guy Tweetermatic Universe
The Catholic Guy Show
Lino Rulli@linorulli: I am a man with a large nose. And a radio show on SiriusXM.
When the Pope is elected, the Cardinal should come out with an envelope and say “And the Successor of St Peter goes to…” #oscars
When I met the Pope last week, I said (in Italian): “I pray for you all the time.”
To which he replied, “For me or against me?”
I had to lean in closer to understand if I heard him correctly. And then I busted out laughing.
Was still laughing when he gave me a rosary.
Lino’s Witty Exchanges
Lino Rulli@linorulli (Jun 14, 2022): Its not Christmas, but this is why our producer Tyler is a true gift:
He actually thought the song was called Round Young Virgin.
Bears Are Fast@bearsarefast (Jun 14, 2022) This Day in BearsAreFast History: [2/6]
Round Young Virgin – a description of the pregnant, youthful, and motherly Virgin Mary in the classic Christmas song “Silent Night”.
Example: “Of course the song says, ‘Round, young virgin, mother and child.” Who says “yon?”” (6/14/19)
Lino Rulli@linorulli Someone just emailed me that my book Sinner is 10 years old. And while it isn’t ranked in books about Catholicism or Biography… It’s ranked in the Terrorism category. Rude.
You see, I believe everything the Church teaches. That puts me in a minority, in and of itself. I’m just not great at being faithful to everything the Church teaches. I don’t have a problem with doctrine or dogma. I have a problem with me. I want to be more faithful, but I’m scared. Scared that I’ll try and fail. And in some ways even more scared that I’ll succeed. What if I become such a good, holy Catholic that I wouldn’t really want to hang out with me?
Down deep, I love God with all my heart, mind, and strength. But you’ll have to take my word for it since you can’t usually tell. In truth, the only thing that keeps me from going completely crazy is the Catholic Church. I haven’t always felt God’s presence. In fact, I don’t feel God’s presence all that often. I feel alone lots of days. But the Church has always been there. And that’s where I’ve learned about God. Without the Church, I’d be a complete train wreck, not the small five-car derailment I am today.
Lino Rulli, Sinner: The Catholic Guy’s Funny, Feeble Attempts to Be a Faithful Catholic (2011) St. Anthony Messenger Press .
Some dude who lived in Transylvania in the 1200s and died of the plague might have been holier than holy, but unless he converted Count Dracula, he’s not inspiring the majority of us these days. So I say, canonize me. In spite of my shortcomings and horrible mistakes (known in Church circles as “mortal sins”), you could identify with a St. Lino: A guy who does and says lots of stupid things. A saint who took seven spring breaks, though he was in college for only four years. A saint who isn’t interested in converting a count — though he does have, oddly, recurring dreams of Count Chocula chasing him with a lawnmower. A saint who celebrates his oddities and failures in the hope that he can encourage his brothers and sisters to join God in heaven. That’s me. That’s a saint you can relate to.
Lino Rulli, Saint: Why I Should Be Canonized Right Away (2013) Franciscan Media
These masterpieces of Catholic spirituality are still available for purchase.
The Catholic Channel
CIO of Life Teen, Co-host of “The Catholic Guy Show” on SiriusXM, Author, Speaker, ND Alum ☘️. Go Irish! I own a Bible that smells of rich mahogany.
Our Not-Quite-Holy Family: A Practical Guide for Catholic Parents (2021) by Mark Hart and Melanie Hart
Slowly, she lowered her beautiful naked body into the bathtub. You weren’t expecting a “Catholic parenting book” to begin with that sentence, were you? Well, this isn’t your typical Catholic parenting book, so keep reading. . . .
Nothing can ready you, as a couple, for your first pregnancy or experience of childbirth. You can read all the books and take all the classes. Those things help, but nothing can properly prepare someone for all that childbirth (and child-rearing) brings with it. Whether the birth occurs in a hospital or at home, naturally or with an epidural, everyone has a story, and every story is unique. In the end, the entire experience is like a beautiful car accident: there is terror and noise, screaming and fluids (oh, so many fluids), trained medical professionals, possibly some scarring, and your life is forever different afterward. Obviously, we jest . . . sort of.
Giraffes Are Like Werewolves
Giraffes Are Like Werewolves@GiraffesAreFast·
Catholic and a Giraffe! � Typing with hooves ain’t easy!
@LT_TheBiblegeek you’re right that Easter doesn’t seem as big as Christmas or Halloween… but that’s also because of how commercialized those have become. �
Not sure we want Christ’s Resurrection to go down quite the same path. �
Found an interesting use for my iMissal app… cueing up the Nicene Creed for a coworker who honestly didn’t know (& had asked) if Catholics believed in Jesus.
Giraffes Are Like Werewolves @GiraffesAreFast
Bears Are Fast
Example: “My favorite Bible verse comes from Galossians: “For God so loved the world that he made fast the bears.” (6/12/2018)
Bears Are Fast @bearsarefast (Jun 12, 2020)
This Day in BearsAreFast History:Encumbering – circling or bringing about something.
Example: “The Catholic Guy Show brings listeners from all walks of life, encumbering the youths and the olds, the liberal and the conservative, and even a Muppet contingency.” (03/10/2021)
Lino’s World Wind Tour
NEW ENTRY! World Wind – a phrase used to describe a high-paced short duration international trip. Ex: “Lino Rulli is finally back from his world wind trip with Cardinal Dolan to Poland, Slovakia, and Ukraine!” (4/4/22)
Catholic Guy Show@catholicguyshow-Apr 27:
“You said goodbye to your family and friends because you might not come back. It was a dangerous thing to do. There were robbers, looters, and thieves… and that’s just the people working in the Church.” – Lino Rulli on going on pilgrimage in the 14th century
Cardinal Dolan@CardinalDolan–: I’m continuing on my journey to let the refugees from Ukraine know that we love them. I have to pass it on to you, because I’ve heard it again and again: “Tell the folks of the United States how grateful we are for their help.” Thank you!
Lino Rulli@linorulli– May 5:
Woke up disoriented this morning. Where am I?
Realized its because the last 7 nights I slept in 7 different cities…
Its good to be home. I think that’s where I am.