'The Catholic Guy'
Bringing humor to the pews
- Duration 4:32
- Date Nov 18, 2011
Bringing humor to the pews
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Well is not easy for about to give the blessings of both Howard Stern and an archbishop -- But that literally it's what has -- unique appeal but believes other title is the Catholic guy Sirius XM radio host.
Who takes a humorous look at his own faith in his new book sooner soon we -- joins me now.
In studio welcome something at.
Well we have the theological what I understand where your book is called senator but let me explain more -- -- -- Because I don't I can't expert theological point of view I could explain -- legal point of view.
You know I really thought about it and think to myself.
I struggled to be Catholic we all struggled to be what we are Christians Jewish Muslims atheists people struggle to be atheist -- don't.
They want to be atheists and then when there.
Meeting their keys because they lost in the greatest and Anthony we all struggled the -- more than what we really are and so.
I'm the Catholic guy but I'm not excellent that being the Catholic guy from.
An excellent it's inning so you could say I really wrote the book I'm sitting that's why the book is called sinners because so many religious people have it all together.
I don't and I think there's more people are -- are more honest than the rest of them.
I'd like to think some of -- got but I don't wanna brag about my honesty but they are trying to to brag about my pride but I must say I'm very proud of being one of the more least proud people around us.
I don't know what you know what did you -- a bit about the about the book the first chapter.
Monkey boy to will what is that about -- -- you -- the thing about prayer my dad prayed and my dad trade one day we were in Roma red saint Peter's basilica and he prayed and he said through prayer god called them to be an organ grinder.
Plus a lot of the football talk tough as full time as an organ grinder can tell you.
You know on an organ grinder as he cranks the door and I now he has now.
Well I learned because I was in junior high I wasn't sure what are hurting dirty man would be.
But my dad became the organ grinder in the thing about prayer is how do you tell somebody else their prayers were read incorrectly.
Especially when I was going through puberty in adolescence and he said Leno.
We can't afford a monkey.
You'll be the monkey so I got to dance around all through my adolescence.
Being a Monday collecting money from my dad the organ grinder -- -- at and he really wasn't -- brighter view really believe that.
They still listen organ grinder all he believed it -- -- made everybody believe that we are out on the town we were all over the place.
Grinding his organ for all the C and media saying anybody wanna pay for this anybody wanna pay for.
Iowa City -- make him out of money doing that -- -- I went to college thinks that organ.
Commitments are right I can't dwell on this bit -- what understandings about you say you -- you spent time with John Paul onto Pope John Paul the second.
That you had a very nice prostitute in and Thailand and confessed Russians on a bean bag chair.
There in different.
Experiences as a Catholic.
Your head as as a human being pretty different experiences.
I think that's all part of what I try to live out is how -- why live well.
My experiences of loving god and loving football of loving my faith and loving women and how and -- put these all together.
You put them all together poorly.
Yeah -- try to.
I try to put it all together and my faith can sometimes make me cry and sometimes make me laugh and my sins make me cry at the same time I kind of laugh like Leno your -- -- Clown you're such a fool when it comes to.
You say you're -- -- be this Christian you say you're gonna be this Catholic and then you fall short of it and whether through the prostitute -- meeting the Pope.
By I didn't sit in either case by the way.
But I usually fall short left of the person I keep uncle John Paul the second because he was just be -- -- -- on last spring how did you meet him.
I'm a 100% Italian and every Italian should have two things a lawyer.
In a family at least that and a bishop in the family.
I have a bishop in the family was working at the Vatican he was friends with John Paul the second we -- having lunch one day I said you really know the Pope and he seemed almost offended.
Of course I know the holy father.
-- that all right because you're gonna meet the Pope said yes I wanna meet the Pope.
Next day I got a chance itself banks to grace or lock and got a chance to have mass with him in his private chapel.
To actually pray with him just privately it just he and I in the chapel.
As well as speak to him afterwards and did he give me a rosary turns out -- you meet the -- bring a gift I didn't.
And nobody told me to bring a guy say everybody around me had flowers and books and all of these things for the holy father despite your humble spirit I just brought me about me and giant prop nose.