Archive for the Faith Category


We Were Lied To About Abortion. We Have to Stop

(A very serious one about abortion)   Oh little baby, you’ll never cry, nor will you hear a sweet lullabye. Oh unborn child, if you only knew just what your momma was plannin’ to do. You’re still a-clingin’ to the tree of life, but soon you’ll be cut off before you get ripe. When I […]

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Working With Mother Teresa and the ‘Dying Destitutes’

(Editor’s Note: Holy, not funny, is the order of the day).         Susan Conroy decided to “go work with a living saint” in 1986. So, at just 21 years old, she left her home in small town Maine and flew to Calcutta. “I had no talents. No special skills. But I’d read […]

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Humor During Lent? Of course!

      (Republishing this vintage blog because it’s Lent!) In New Zealand, we’ve already begun Lent — 40 days of prayer, fasting and penance leading up to Easter. Since this is a humor blog, I will begin my Lent by republishing a favorite about two great priests who were incredibly funny in very different […]

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Mother’s Day ‘Momories’ Straight from the Heart

One of my most treasured inheritances from Mom is a photocopied poem, surrounded by a hand-made sussy purple oval, held in a clunky, old wooden frame. The poem is called “Warning”, by Jenny Joseph. It’s not long: “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go, and […]

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Lenten Plagiarism

It’s still Lent. Unable to think up anything funny at the moment, I’ve decided to steal brilliance … from two saints, my favorite Catholic writer G.K., a chap named Einstein, and a mate. Shut up.

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Humor during Lent?

In five hours, New Zealand time, we begin Lent — 40 days of prayer, fasting and penance — in the lead up to Easter. Since this is a humor blog, I will begin my Lent by republishing a favorite about two great priests who were incredibly funny in very different ways. Archimandrite Stephen was bigger […]

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