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."