Monday, June 30, 2014

CAPTION THIS: When Pope Met Peek

The Holy Father still hadn't quite figured out the mechanics of hide-and-seek.
(Full story here. Picture c/o: Vatican Radio English)
Happy summer, dear readers! Thanks to all of you who participated in our last caption contest. In the spirit of fraternity and ecumenism, I shan't mock the losers (out loud), but I will heap praise upon the winner, who is...

Friday, June 27, 2014

Love Divine! All Loves Excelling...

"We all sat in a circle right in the middle of the cross, where the two boards would have met, where the heart of Jesus would have been." —From The Fault in our Stars, by John Green

Monday, June 23, 2014

In Which I Clear Up Misconceptions About My Large (but Loving!) Catholic Family

Hello, denizens of the Internet world! I'm Tani, I'm a cradle Catholic, and I'm 18 fabulous years old. I'm new here, and like every great story where there's a new kid butting into an old group, I'm going to desperately try to fit in before eventually realizing that I was perfect the way I was the entire time! *cue end music by Beyoncé*

Anyway, I was asked to write a bit about life in a big family. I am the third of twelve children (eleven on Earth, and one waiting to meet us in Heaven), a fact which makes some people choke, turn purple, and then ask my family absurd questions like, "Don't you know what causes that?" and, "Aren't you tired?" and, "Are you Mormon?" So, I thought I'd address some misconceptions about my type of family and tell you what it's really like growing up in the noisy, busy, and sometimes messy world of the Federoff house.

Big Catholic families: Now with 90 percent less shapeless denim!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The RECongress Urban Fusion Mass: A Tragicomedy of Errors (and Liturgical Dance)

Many of you have likely not been acquainted with/assaulted by the annual Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (or RECongress, pronounced "Wreck Congress" or like a cat yowling when she's in heat). The event is notorious for its particularly, um, innovative liturgies, but this year's latest experiment in the awful was really, really impressive in the scope of its utter suckage. In today's post, we will present a play-by-play of what has been dubbed the "Urban Fusion Mass", using GIFs by our very own Thomas "Tomnibus" Schumann, punctuated with commentary and superfluous hashtags by him and Yours Truly. Come, join us on a magical journey of anachronistic music and cultural relevance™! 

Monday, June 2, 2014

Walker Percy, True Detective

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Walker Percy enthusiasts have wondered when one of his novels would find its way to Hollywood. I am convinced the famed Southern Catholic author has already made his mark — but not in the way one might expect. The HBO series True Detective is an explicit and crude show at times that nonetheless is how I picture Walker Percy crime noir.

It's a man within a man... Know what that reminds me of?