Each year, all of us here at Church Drunk eagerly anticipate the arrival of March 17th. It is a day filled with drinking, singing, and general merriment, and at the heart of it all is one of the heroes of the Catholic Church. However, St. Patrick does not hold a monopoly on his little square of the calendar. With that thought in mind, join Dizzy & Ges in yet another installment of Drunk Lives of the Saints, and hopefully we will all learn a bit about who else celebrates a feast on March 17th...and how well (or how poorly) your humble hosts can hold their liquor.
Have you ever wanted to just pack up and get away from it all? Perhaps to somewhere nice like, you know, a cave in the middle of the desert? If your dream vacation is a rock for a pillow, gruel 3 meals a day, and naught but the Bible for wild and imaginative entertainment, then perhaps you've got a bit of desert father (or mother) in you! In this week's podcast, join Dizzy & Ges for a wander into the desert to get funky with St. Antony and the rest of the hermit horde.
Still ravaged by The Flu, potato blight, and Lenten-induced shellfish allergies, Dizzy & Ges carry on through this most blessed season of prayer and penance. And how could they not, when the Sunday gospel reading dials up a heavy dose of messianic rageousness? It's practically international Church Drunk day when churchgoers around the world celebrate this most unique of all charisms. So flip over a table, grab a cocktail, and settle in for another episode of Church Drunk!
For Dizzy & Ges, Lent has gotten off to a hacky, sneezy, boozy start, so wallowing in a sense of lost desperation hasn't been much of a stretch! The other bits of Lent, (you know, like praying and giving alms and finding a sense of spiritual discipline), have maybe not gone quite so well. So perhaps it's time to think about what we give and to whom we give it. Join us as Church Drunk Episode 31 tackles one of the three Pillars of Lent - Almsgiving!
It's Mardi Gras! It's Valentine's Day! It's Ash Wednesday! It's the one year(ish) anniversary of Church Drunk! Come celebrate (e) all of the above with us as we kick off Lent with our very special Podcast Episode 30. But that's not all! As a special bonus, you'll get to find out what your two favorite ash-holes (Dizzy and Ges) are giving up for Lent. Pour yourself a penance cocktail, and settle in for our catch-all celebration of Valentash Wednesdagras!
Catholic schools are not really all about rosary beads and nuns whacking your knuckles with wooden rulers. They're also about Communion wine! And, uh...Catholic guilt! Join Dizzy and Ges (two veterans of the Catholic school system) for a celebration of Catholic Schools Week and the education you receive at the school of holy knocks.
The coming and going of the annual March for Life movement always gets us a bit riled up here at Church Drunk. On the one hand...yay life! On the other hand, uh, yay choice! Why are we told that we have to be one or the other, and what does it really mean to be "pro life" anyway? So, what do you march for? March for Life! March for Women! March to your local watering hole and fire up a new episode of Church Drunk!
We all know the story - a little baby born in a manger goes completely off the radar for 30 years, then bursts onto the scene for 3 years of intense world saving. Seems a bit strange that we know so little about those missing years of messianic preparation, though. Right? Join Dizzy & Ges in this episode for a quick recap of what we know, what we don't, and what we wish we knew about the man we call Jesus (even though that wasn't really his name).
We've had an epiphany...and so have you! It's time to celebrate the Wee Three Kings (pretty sure we nailed it on the spelling there) with the Fast of the Magi. Pour a glass of leftover nog and finish the holiday season as Dizzy and Ges explain what gifts they would have brought to the little baby Jesus in the manger.