Here at Church Drunk, we are big advocates of words. In fact, we use them regularly. However, we are first in line to admit that we don't have all the best words. That honor, in our humble estimation, goes to Tom Robbins. And if you want to explore some of the best words that Mr. Robbins has to offer, then we strongly advise you to pick up a copy of Jitterbug Perfume, a book about perfume and time travel and immortality and falling in love and pagan gods and so much else. Or just listen to Episode 47 of the podcast. Dizzy & Ges will fill you in!
The Church Drunk Summer Reading List officially kicks into high gear as Dizzy & Ges tackle the first book on the list - The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon. If you have ever thought to yourself, "Hey, what if Sitka had become Jerusalem West during World War II...wouldn't that be cool" then this is the book for you! So pour yourself something cold and kosher (if that's your style) and pull up a chair for Episode 42!
Eastertide has arrived! And with it, 50 days of feasting replace our Lenten fast. Congratulations, you've all made it to the pot of gold at the end of the grayscale rainbow that is Lent. Join Dizzy & Ges in this very special feast-centric episode of the podcast, in which Church Drunk seeks to answer the age-old question of what exactly will be on the menu when you take your seat at the Lord's table. Enjoy!
Well folks, the long journey of Lent has led us here to Good Friday (which, for the thousandth time, is really not that good - perhaps someday we English speakers can join the billions of other people around the world who call it Holy Friday). It is a day of prayer and reflection and joining our own suffering to the ultimate sacrifice of Christ on the cross...and if you're Dizzy & Ges it is also a day for cocktails, because that's what most days are for. Join us here at Church Drunk as we tipple down that most well-worn of Catholic pathways - the Stations of the Cross.
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.
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!