Catholic Celebrities in Need of Prayers

Of course all celebrites need your prayers, but since I was about to title this Catholics Behaving Badly or something similar, perhaps we could focus some of our spiritual efforts on behalf of coreligionist Brian Williams, who seems to be having an especially hard time of it these last few weeks. Right now it’s a somewhat embellished story about getting shot down in a Chinook helicopter, last month it was having to defend his daughter’s acting abilities, or maybe career choices (actually, no, don’t follow that second link, especially if you’re in a public place), as one of the stars on HBO’s Girls

“She’s always been an actress. For us, watching her is the family occupation and everybody has to remember it’s acting, no animals were harmed during the filming, and ideally nobody gets hurt.“

Think your life is rough? I don’t care how wealthy or insulated or just plain spoiled rotten he or they or you are—that is rough.

God help us all.


  1. Very magnanimous of you, sir. We in the business – OK, I in the business (however peripherally you want to apply that term to what I do) – and a father who is a vet to boot, have a hard time picking up my charity stick and beating back the schadenfreude…

    It seemed so damn deliberate.


  2. Quin Finnegan says

    Hey, we’ve all gotta start somewhere. Beating back the schadenfreude seems as good a way ad any.

    I’m trying to convince myself that laughter isn’t just the best medicine, but a kind of prayer as well.

    • Quin Finnegan says

      And, lest all this seem only a wink wink sort of prayer, I assure you that when I saw the photo I really did start laughing.

      And then felt bad about it.

      • Ooh. I neglected to tap the second link – til now. (Glad I didn’t open it with the boss in the office…) But now I see what you’re saying – what in the hell is this world coming to?

        And, of course, the prayerjoke follow-up:

        If I was Mr. Williams and that was my daughter? I would have chewed her ass out – [wait for it!] but looks like someone beat him to it…



  3. Great post, thanks.

  4. Jeesh. Maybe a warning about that second link would be helpful. Opened it in the office, plus I’m sure plenty of people would rather not see it.

  5. Quin Finnegan says

    Apologies to everybody … I’ve amended the post with a warning.

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