Sunday, November 15, 2009

Nuns Finance Trip To Vatican With Bake Sales And Trips To The Casino

The Little Sisters of the Poor from San Pedro, California wanted to go to the canonization ceremony of their founder Jeanne Jugan to be held at the Vatican. But since they are a "begging" order they couldn't just go to the cash machine, so according to the LA Times:

"To raise the nearly $10,000 they needed for the trip, the sisters held more than 20 fundraisers in three months. They sold hamburgers, nachos, hot dogs, Italian sausages, omelets, waffles and baked potatoes. They held bake sales, ice cream socials and a rummage sale. Twice they raised money by taking residents to a casino, and last week, in one of their final events, they hosted a country-western hoedown in their auditorium, complete with hay stacks and line dancing."

Where there is a will; there is a way.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

What do The Eagles, Tom Waits, Jackson Browne, Snoop Dogg, Yoko Ono and The Pope Have In Common?

They all have a contract with super entertainment mogul David Geffen. Yes, Il Papa has landed a big fish contract to produce an album. Let's hope the Pope gets The Stone Poneys to back him up or that he does covers from Late For The Sky.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pope Breaks Wrist: New York Times Concerned

I wonder if this is the hard news version of gossip sites paying attention to every little detail of Jon & Kate (our secular saints of the many. many children.) No jokes, just hard news from Nuns Having Fun Calendar 2010! and the Growing Up Catholic books!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Nuns In Top Gear

It is one of the great guilty pleasures of the cable/sat television world: you can get BBC America in most places and one of their great shows is a silly, sexy, funny show called Top Gear. It looks like it is about the car world past and present but it is really just boys playing around with expensive cars...and going fast. Celebrities try to beat each other each week on a race course and the Top Gear hosts travel the world for no particular reason except it has to do with cars.

Sometimes they stage goofy things to do (like drive a car down an Olympic ski jump run) or get a NUN to drive a monster truck and crush cars. Our kind of show. On BBCA.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Vatican Calls "Angels/Demons" Harmless

From the Vatican paper:

The film offers "more than two hours of harmless entertainment, which hardly affects the genius and mystery of Christianity," L'Osservatore's reviewer wrote. It's "a videogame that first of all sparks curiosity and is also, maybe, a bit of fun."

We were worried it would be as tedious as the first one.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Who Is The Top Chef Who Gave The Nuns A $30,000 Oven?

Did you know there is a monastery in the heart of old Hollywood with a group of nuns who support it by baking pumpkin bread? That the recession is causing them serious problems and THEN the oven broke. So who was the TOP CHEF who gave the nuns a $30,000 oven so the pumpkin bread can rise again!

Or is it just a miracle!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Let's Say Good-Bye To 2009...Early!

OKay, let's face it. 2009 is going to be a wash. Bailouts and layoffs. Bonus armies of Wall Street are marching and the little guy can't catch a break. Well, let's just forget it and our way to 2010 with Nuns Having Fun Wall Calendar 2010!

These calendars are some of the bestselling each year and we know why...because nuns are forever and as long generations of Catholics remember they will be held in our fond memory.

Until 2010 rolls around so might also want to see the book that started it all: Growing Up Catholic. In print continually since 1984...longer than any book except that encyclopedia and the Bible...and a couple others.

Also see the Nuns Having Fun book which grabs much of the great stuff from the many years of calendars along with new material. Say it loud...I think I am Catholic and I am proud!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Give Up Texting For Lent!

The Ironic Catholic found this wonderful story about a bishop who suggested giving up texting on Fridays! Bring back Mrs. Paul's fishsticks!!!!! Click image for Ironic Catholic Story:

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

What Are You Giving Up For Lent? What Do You Have Left?

I will admit that the following "festival" marking the approach of Lent sounds suspiciously like a Seinfeld routine, but it's in a real Danish paper and it doesn't look like an Onion least not intentionally.

"The major aspects of the Danish ‘Fastelavn’ are beating a cat out of a barrel, singing ‘Fastelavn er mit navn’ and Lenten buns.

In the game of ‘Slå katten af tønden (beating a cat out of a barrel)’, the children hit a suspended wooden barrel that is full of candy until the bottom of the barrel breaks and candy starts to fall out. The child doing this becomes ‘kattedronning (queen of cats)’. After the candy pours out, the game continues until the entire barrel is broken. The child who knocks out the last piece of the barrel becomes ‘kattekonge (king of cats)’.

Today, the barrel has the image of a cat painted on it. Historically, however, there was a real black cat in the barrel, and beating it was superstitiously considered a safeguard against evil. It was once believed that killing a cat meant a town could avoid the plague."

Monday, February 16, 2009

Streep's Nun Is Right Out Of Days Of Growing Up Catholic

Well back in the days of Growing Up Catholic and Nuns Having Fun we didn't have uns who looked like Streep--or if they did we couldn't tell--you know, because of the WHIMPLE.
Anyway, Newsday has an interesting piece about Streep's inspiration for her Oscar nominated role in Doubt which is a good read. Her portrayal is firmly rooted in 1960s Catholic school and a little bit of Rudy Giuliani?

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Get Thee To The Oscars

Nuns Having Fun predicts that Streep will win the Oscar for Best Actress this year. We have it on high authority.
Thank you all for making Nuns Having Fun Calendar 2009 one of the top ten bestselling calendars again (according to Wall Calendar rankings at Amazon).
You will receive your reward in heaven.
Also check out the Nuns Having Fun Book and Growing Up Catholic the bestselling Catholic humor tome ever. Both on the right of the page with links to buy.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Who Says Nuns Can't Drive?

Okay, pre-Vactican II nuns don't drive but the political ramifications in "nuns can't vote" Indiana and an attempt in Missouri to prevent nuns without ID from voting certainly made the news. That political stuff makes me want to say things I might have to confess so instead let me just remind everyone that driving a nun to the store or the pollling place will get you a very good, and very special place in heaven. God pays special attention to these kinds of things.

"No sister that wasn't the voice of God, just the On Star operator."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Are You Having Trouble Keeping Track Of The End of Days?

May we suggest the Nuns Having Fun Calendar 2009. Inexpensive and more accurate than a Zune music player.
Laugh or cry: it's up to you.