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!
We here at Church Drunk love both joy and gladness. But then, who doesn't? Well, according to ol' Vatican Frankie we all could use a bit more rejoicing in our lives (and a bit less heresy...we're still working on that bit!). In the latest episode of the podcast, we open up the Latin-to-English dictionary and shine a light on Gaudete et Exsultate. This one's for all our fellow theology nerds out there who get geeked over Pope Francis dropping a new exhortation!
Church Drunk continues to roll through Advent with a look back at Peace Week. But as Dizzy & Ges begin to realize just how chaotic and peace-less our world seems today, they quickly change gears to discuss a seasonal favorite - Christmas songs! So light a candle, pour your favorite purple cocktail, and may the Force be with you...and with your spirit!
Do you ever get that feeling that you're a hamster on a wheel...inside of a dynamo...that's powering a Tesla...through the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race? Us too! When life just feels too busy to spend much quality time in your local worship hut, Church Drunk has you covered.
We hear that you are preparing to welcome the current American President to the Vatican in just a few days. Now, you may not be aware of this, seeing as how you live in a small city state all the way over on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, but this guy can be... Continue Reading →
The long trek of Lent is over, and now we arrive full-force in Eastertide. Watch out - the Catholics just got their Hallelujah back! If there's one thing we know about Easter, it is that the resurrection of Jesus was not simply an isolated event. When he rises, we are supposed to rise with him.... Continue Reading →
On the anniversary of the day Jorge Mario Bergolio was elected pope and took the name Francis, I want to continue the list I started on Episode 3 of the podcast. To be honest, Ges and I didn't even realize on Friday that the anniversary of our current pope's election was right around the corner.... Continue Reading →
Take a wander through the wormhole with Dizzy and Ges as we cross over to the world that exists "backstage" in American Gods, one of our favorite novels. It's sure to bring out the enlightened bookworm in all of us! Plus, Dizzy gives us an update on our most recent reason to hold onto Pope Hope in this season of Lent.
We often think about Lent as a personal journey - our own 40 days in the desert with Jesus. But what are the social implications of Lent? What about the the global impact of a billion Catholics all Lenting together? The reach might be even larger than we think if we shift our collective consciousness... Continue Reading →