It's the greenest day of the year, and Church Drunk is here to celebrate with you. Pour a Guinness (or Smithwick's - we're not here to judge), press play on your Dropkick Murphys playlist (or The Chieftains - we love them both!), and join us in a celebration of all things Irish and Catholic!
With Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday come and gone, we all know it's that time of year again - Lent! Dizzy & Ges are ready to jump into 40-ish days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, but not without the requisite of bellyaching and a fair amount of boozy special sauce to grease those ever-repentant wheels. Join us, and jump into Church Drunk Episode 61 - Lentishness!
King cakes are baking, beads are flying, and drinks are being tippled into every little sinner on Bourbon Street (well...even more so than usual), so it must be Fat Tuesday! Here at Church Drunk, we feel right at home on a quasi-religious holiday instituted specifically for drinking and gluttony, so join Dizzy & Ges for a very special bonus episode to close out Season 6 and/or kick off Season 7 of Church Drunk, and laissez les bon temps rouler!
Dizzy & Ges have been waiting with bated breath for the start of the Vatican summit addressing the scandal of abuse across the church. Well, the event has arrived, and it is...exciting? Disappointing? Hopeful? Shameful? E) All of the above? Depends on who you ask, most likely. But one way or another, wheels are turning (albeit at the typical Mother Churchy pace of a stubborn donkey pulling a tank through the mud into a stiff headwind). So join Church Drunk as we stew in hopeful frustration and muse about Scandal and Summit!
Have you ever had that "St. Sebastian" feeling where you've been pierced with enough arrows to make you look like a beatific porcupine, but you're not quite dead yet? Ever had your eyes (or other bits) put on a platter for the world to ogle (metaphorically speaking, of course)? Well then, this very special episode of Church Drunk is for you. Time to pour one out for the martyrs, y'all!
So, for a variety of personal and professional reasons (and a few that blur the lines between those two distinct realms), I've been thinking a lot about suffering lately. I mean, Dizzy and I have been trying to get the latest episode of the podcast into the books for well over a week now, but she's battling a bug and a case of the busies, while Baby Ges is fighting off an ear infection has given everyone in my household a case of the sweet-Jesus-I-can't-sleepies. Not that sniffles and sleep depravation really give me much to complain about, especially when I certainly know some folks with legitimate reason to gripe...but they don't.
I never met Brother Rick Curry, and he passed away too soon at the age of 72 in December of 2015. However, all that being the case, I feel like I've actually gotten to know Br. Rick pretty well over the last few weeks. You see, we spent Advent and Christmas baking together, and you can get to know a person in a rather unique and special way when you spend some time together in the kitchen.
Watch out! Dizzy & Ges are about the get theological up in here with a deep dive into the sweet, filthy mystery of the incarnation. Because once the tree has come down and the twinkling lights are off of the garage, what we're all left with is a tiny, little God-child who needs to grow up and save the world. So pour a glass and raise it to Mary & Joseph as Church Drunk tackles God-in-the-Flesh!
The presents are open, the ball has dropped, and discarded trees are slowly but surely making their way to the curb, but we here at Church Drunk will keep the party going for all 12 days of Christmas! Join Dizzy & Ges as we look ahead to the Feast of the Magi by discussing our own modern-day wise men (and women!) and what they would bring to the Baby Jesus birthday party.