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Friday Humor Devotional

August 26, 2016
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Friday Humor Devotional

Dear Lord, please accept my deepest apology for my behavior at the Parish Picnic. When Father O’Rourke asked if there was anyone who’d like to make a lighthearted confession I stated that I’d replaced the…

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Sister Mary Barbarian

August 12, 2015
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My ninth-grade English teacher was named Sister Mary Barbara, but for purposes of anonymity, I’ll call her Sister Mary Barbarian. She was the toughest, strictest, unyieldingest teacher I ever had—a member of the order the…

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Guns 4 Nuns

September 5, 2014
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Guns 4 Nuns

Today I saw a car with a bumper sticker that said “Guns 4 Nuns.” I went to Catholic school for twelve years. Trust me. The last thing those sadistic penguins need are firearms. Mario TurchiaroloMario…

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A Catholic Kid’s Semi-Rotten Childhood IV

June 13, 2014
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The public elementary school close to our house wasn’t good enough for the Minicozzi kids, according to our Grandma McNeely. They didn’t teach the Catholic religion there. So off to Catholic school we went. Read more »

Kathy Minicozzi

Kathy Minicozzi is an opera singer turned aspiring writer, who lives somewhere in New York City. In other words, she's weird, but harmless. She is the author of "Opera for People Who Don't Like It," in which she turns the world of opera and its performers upside down while, at the same time, making it understandable to non-opera lovers and making everyone laugh.

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Sister Adolfa’s Revenge

April 22, 2014
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Sister Adolfa’s Revenge

A 1950s-60s Catholic school upbringing is like Superglue. It really sticks. (Sister Adolfa, wherever you are, please notice my clever use of simile. … Yes, Str, I know the difference between a simile and a…

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Older Brothers Behaving Badly

March 15, 2014
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I was asked recently, “What story had the biggest impact on me when I was a child.” My response was: My older brothers made me read a story when I was in second or third grade,…

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New Horror Film

February 19, 2014
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New Horror Film

FADE IN on the sun setting over a perfectly idyllic small town somewhere in the Northeast, the comforting rays of light dappling the changing colors, the last golden hues reflecting off the many church steeples…

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Friday Humor Devotional

December 6, 2013
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Friday Humor Devotional

Dear Lord, please forgive me for my Secret Santa blunder. When the church flyer stated that the gift should be suitable for adults I misunderstood. Tell Sister Mary Frances I really love the hot chocolate…

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Just when you thought Bill Y couldn’t make the world any better…

Just when you thought Bill Y couldn’t make the world any better…

I’ve looked long and I’ve looked hard and it seems like there is no part of society that I have not improved. I’ve helped massively confused fools, Swedish women, Nuns, Danish women, Ewoks, Norwegian women,…

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Catholic School Memories: Christmas Pageants and Other Disasters

March 5, 2013
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Catholic School Memories:  Christmas Pageants and Other Disasters

My onstage debut was unforgettable. I was Innkeeper No. Two in St. Joseph’s Elementary School’s Annual Christmas Pageant. That was the year that we First Graders were reenacting the Nativity as our part of the…

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