QUIRK: It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... Super Saints?

The Madonna as Catwoman by Igor Scalisi Palminteri via Facebook.

The Madonna as Catwoman by Igor Scalisi Palminteri via Facebook.

Italian artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri is fascinated by religion — and superheroes, apparently. In a series of statuary called "Agiographie," Palminteri reimangines traditional images of Jesus, the Holy Family, and the saints as, variously, Superman, Captain America, Batman and Robin, and The Incredibles.

See more of Palminteri's superhero-saints inside the blog ...

Sister Simone Campbell Schools Colbert on the Social Gospel

"America's nuns clearly support the gay agenda, but one nun really has the Vatican's chasubles in a bunch."


"NETWORK's Executive Director Sister Simone Campbell responds to the Vatican's "radical feminist" charges, and Stephen learns how to get into heaven."

Afternoon Links of Awesomeness: June 8, 2012

Mrs. Doubtfire imagined as a horror film -- the best of Fred Armisan on Portlandia -- Regina Spektor visits Colbert -- stream the Bonnaroo Music Festival all weekend -- the history of video games -- living paintings from DC artist -- chaos theory and Muppets -- Bill Murray's hologram plays the banjo on David Letterman -- and friend-of-Sojourners Jason Harrod records a new version of "This Land is Your Land." See these and more in today's Links of Awesomeness...

QUIRK: Geez Goes 'Overboard' on a Christian Singles' Cruise

Those cheeky Canadian Christians are at it again!

In its summer issue, Geez Magazine sends a reporter under cover on a Caribbean cruise for "Christian singles." Hilarity (and outrage) ensues.

Earlier this year, Geez  — with its tagline "holy mischief in an age of fast faith" — dipsatched their reporter to take a five-day luxury cruise in the Caribbean, the "Christian Singles Valentine's Day Cruise," promoted by

With tape recorder in hand and cameraman in tow, Lyndon Froese, a 26-year-old single guy from Manitoba with "Mennonite roots" (who considers himself only quasi-Christian these days), drove from Canada to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and hopped aboard the Royal Caribbean's Liberty of the Seas in search of a story about "the underbelly of the Christian leisure industry."