Dennis O'Toole explains how it works to be a practicing Catholic in 2012

January 19, 2012

Writer, performer and comedian Dennis O'Toole takes on the religion beat, and explains how on earth he can be a practicing, progressive Catholic in 2012. Read an excerpt, or listen below.

"Imaginary people ask me all the time: 'Dennis, what's it like being a practicing Catholic in 2012?' Well, I say, you know when you're at your sister's wedding and you get into a fist fight with the DJ because the guy doesn't have any Blue Oyster Cult? Then your brand-new brother-in-law tries to intervene. So your dad kicks him in the nuts, and then pukes on him? It kind of feels like that."

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