The Witty Banter of a Practicing Catholic

Earlier today, I was giving some insight to a friend of mine through wit, banter, and humor about going to Confession and what they should do so they could make the Latin Novos Ordo Mass at the parish tonight.  As I was sitting around the house today, I also thought to myself that I ate a lot of meat yesterday since on Friday (First Friday of Lent), I didn’t eat any meat. In these two moments, I came up with the new page on my blog of comments that a practicing catholic might say to oneself or to others to be serious, but more funny than serious. The new page – The Witty Banter of a Practicing Catholic

There is a twofold purpose of this new page, first, it’s meant to be funny. As practicing Catholics, the world thinks we are crazy, but in that craziness, we can have a lot of fun – such as knowing that you sometimes have to line up one hour before Confession begins. Second, it will provide insight to the beauty and mystery of Catholicism. The same Catholicism that a practicing Catholic witnesses every day in the Church.

As I think of sayings or comments that come into mind or come out of my lips or things I hear others say, I will write them on this page. Credit will be given. If you want some wit, banter, and humor, read this post – 12 Sayings of Mother Angelica that Made Me Laugh Out Loud.

Saint Philip Neri…Pray for Us. 

12 Original Catholics Memes

Tonight, as I was flipping through channels on the television, I noticed the movie, Animal House, was being shown on IFC. It reminded me of a funny meme that I once created for a post on this blog that had to do with sacred music. Once I remembered this meme, it came to mind that I had created quite a few of my own memes over the past few years, which I had used for other blog posts.

Realizing that I had only written once this week, I thought I would share with you some of the memes that came from the creative side of my own brain. Hope you enjoy some Catholic humor for your Second Friday in Lent. Feel free to share any of these memes with your family and friends.

Play Sacred MusicCatholicism - Church LadyFaith and Science - DSMME

JP2 and the Brown Scapular MemeThings St. Francis never saidBig Bang.Yeah That Was MeBrace Yourselves

JP2 and Ratzinger laughing at mediaSt. Nicholas MemeBe Not Afraid - Read Mondays with Mary

Francis.Benedict - SMM Homilies meme


Aaron Rodgers and the “Hail Mary”

Here is a little Catholic humor to start off your Tuesday –

Source of Meme: Facebook, a friend posted it.

Source of Meme: Facebook, a friend posted it.

In case you don’t know, live in a different country other than the United States, live in the USA but were under a rock on Sunday night, or you just don’t follow the NFL, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers through two very long passes at the end of the Divisional Playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals. The pass that essentially sent the game into overtime, which was won by the Cardinals, was a “Hail Mary” pass. Watch the pass below –


The “Hail Mary” pass originated with two of the four Horseman from the University of Notre Dame. It had to do with a desperation pass that only with divine intercession would be successful. For the most part, until Roger Staubach, the term was only confined to Notre Dame football and other Catholic colleges. The “Hail Mary” phrase become widely popular after the aforementioned Dallas Cowboy Quarterback threw a very long game winning pass to Drew Pearson in a game against the Minnesota Vikings on December 28, 1975. Staubach, a Roman Catholic, said after the game, “I closed my eyes and said a Hail Mary.”

An hour after the amazing plays by Aaron Rodgers, I was home watching television and noticed that everyone talking about the passes kept saying, “Hail Mary.” On my Twitter feed, I posted this: The best part about Rodgers throwing those long passes – ESPN, Local News, NFL Primetime, & others keep saying, “Hail Mary.” #Catholic. 

If you are offended by this meme, there is something wrong with you and not me. This is humor and not meant to be blasphemous, since I know some will take it this way. If you think this is inappropriate, get some tougher skin, it’s humor. It’s meme’s like this that will sometimes cause an individual not practicing their faith or who does not know Mother Mary to look into her and Jesus.

Pope Emeritus Reads

Wow – you wouldn’t believe what happened on this day! Of all days, this happens today.

While taking a late lunch break at the parish, I checked my gmail account and saw an email titled – “Greetings from Rome.” When I opened up the email, I realized that it was from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI!

In the email, he told me that he reads my blog posts quite often and finds them very interesting, theologically orthodox, and faithful to the Magisterium. He said that he began reading my blog about 6 months ago after seeing it on

He stated that his favorite blog posts of mine are the posts on the Doctors of the Church, “Mondays with Mary”, and the ones I have done on his predecessor, Pope St. John Paul II. He also asked me when I was going to write my first book because he would be interested in editing it for me. How cool is that!

At the end of his email, he said, “if people are not following your blog, they are truly missing out on solid Catholic theology.” What a compliment!

I am so fired up writing this to you, I can hardly sit still.

This is categorized under “Catholic Humor.” Today is April 1st – April Fools. 🙂

Pope Emeritus B 16 with IPad