Nothing says "Advent" like a crackling fire, the warm glow of a well-lit tree (or, you know, a very large Advent wreath), Bing Crosby crooning on the radio (or, you know, bluetooth speaker or whatever), the smell of Christmas cookies wafting through the air...and the perfect book in your hands. Well, all that plus, like, the baby Jesus, the prophecies of Isaiah, being surrounded by loved ones, novenas, antiphons, and whatnot. Okay, so Advent can get busy. But the perfect book can be your moment of zen at the end of a full day of Adventing. So join Dizzy & Ges for an exploration of all things holiday book nerdish on Episode 73 - The Stupidest Angels!
Ever wonder why Easter is called Easter? Or why Christmas magically ended up on December 25th? Or why Cinco de Mayo has just as many dedicated celebrants in Madison, Wisconsin as it does in Mexico City? (Actually, there's probably more in Madison.) Well, Dizzy & Ges are here to get you sorted out, and throw a few Church Drunk wrinkles into the Big Blender of Cultural Misappropriation!
Do you love Jesus? Well, you got a big week coming up! Do you love Game of Thrones? Well, your Palm Sunday might be all about John Snow & Co. Do you love Jesus AND Game of Thrones? Well, Dizzy & Ges are here to sing you a very special song of ice and fire and palms and crosses and cocktails!
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!
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!
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.
Church Drunk's big ol' Ignatian Advent Examen adventure continues as Dizzy & Ges step out of the darkness and into the light. Join us as we wait in joyful, inebriated hope...and also discuss magical Advent calendars!
Well, here we are once again. As we head into the short days and long nights of winter, a new liturgical year dawns with the arrival of Advent. And while there is hope and joy (and egg nog...soooo much egg nog!) just on the horizon, we here at Church Drunk know that you've got to walk through the darkness to get to the light at the end of the tunnel. So pour yourself something opaque and join Dizzy & Ges for a bit of seasonal darkness as we continue our Advent Examen!