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.
Last year, we rolled out a list of our favorite reads to get you through the long, lean days of Lent. For a couple of book nerds like us, the task was easy - choose five books from among dozens of titles that have made their way onto our list of favorites. This year, however, is a bit tougher.
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.
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).
As the Peanuts gang once sang, "Christmastime is here!" In fact, it has kind of already come and gone. Kind of. If you're suffering an emotional (or physical) Christmas hangover, Church Drunk has you covered. In fact, December 25th really just marks the beginning of the 12 days that make up the Christmas season. So grab a cup of cheer and join Dizzy & Ges for another episode, because the feasting has just begun!
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!