Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

God’s Favourite Idiot

Thursday, July 28th, 2022

A lot of the time, watching Christianity as it is portrayed in Western media feels like attending a particularly sombre funeral. “God’s Favourite Idiot,” a new Netflix comedy, isn’t just a comedy, and it isn’t just religious. It’s a combination of the two. Read more Related Posts:The joy of wearing Catholic socksDoes your faith and Read more

Making God laugh out loud

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

“God made us for joy. God is joy, and the joy of living reflects the original joy that God felt in creating us” Blessed John Paul II The day before my ordination last summer I was giving my four-year-old nephew a lift in the car. I wanted to test him, so I said: “Tristan, what’s happening Read more

Santa walks into a bar: “Sorry, we’re claused”

Friday, December 20th, 2013

If sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, then punning must have a reputation almost as undesirable. A joke that can be greeted only with a groan or, better still, complete silence, can hardly be a real joke now, can it? Santa walks into a bar and the barman says: Sorry, we’re claused. But punning Read more

Cardinal Dolan kisses ‘Colbert’s’ wife in public

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

The comedian Stephen Colbert and Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York bantered onstage Friday night before 3,000 cheering, stomping, chanting students at Fordham University, in what might have been the most successful Roman Catholic youth evangelization event since Pope John Paul II last appeared at World Youth Day. The evening was billed as an opportunity Read more