Category Archives: Culture

Pope Francis in Motion

This is THE funniest thing I’ve seen on Pope Francis and the cardinals thus far…Brandon Vogt’s humor refreshes…in Pope Francis in Motion.

h/t to Father John

Change your clocks Saturday

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The Chicken Church

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I would hate to have been the architect or pastor of a church that made me think of chicken’s face each time I glanced at it. But that’s what happened to a Tampa Bay, Florida church: people see a chicken’s face in it’s building –Holy Cluck.
No doubt the architectural elements were innocently conceived and it wasn’t until recently that someone even pointed out the funny iteration of the building. By-and-large the exterior of the church building is fine a looking building. We’ve seen worse, haven’t we on these shores…
Perhaps someone is praying there as well.

Edward Gorey’s nativity

gorey Donald imagined things.jpgEdward Gorey would have been 88 today had he lived; Gorey died in 2000.

Born in Chicago and lived on Cape Cod having lived at times in NYC, Gorey’s imagination is wild and very humorous if you can recognize his line of thinking. As with artists he’s got a complex view of life and personal history.
Edward Gorey is a Harvard educated, self-taught artist of the Gashleycrumb Tines and The Doubtful Guest among other works.
Gorey is one who makes me laugh and think. And from the first time meeting his work by way of a Jesuit friend of mine, Gorey has provided me a chance to think outside the box with his mysterious, macabre and merry sense of humor. Thanks to my friend Camille for reminding of the birthday.
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Paul J. Murray’s “Random thoughts from a Catholic musician in NYC”

My friend, Paul J. Murray is now writing a blog. Have a visit, and stop back…because he’s got some random thoughts to be attentive to….

Mr. Murray is the choirmaster and organist at the Church of the Holy Family, New York City.
Now if we could get Daniel Sañez and Christopher Candela to write a blog we’d be all set. Sañez is the choirmaster and organist at the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena (NYC) and Candela choirmaster and organist at the Church of Saint Thomas More (NYC). See a pattern?

About the author

Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]
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