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# satire - Friday 21 October, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - Making sense of this crazy world

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland copes with the break-up of the wholesome group Boyslife – and the reunion of the Stone Roses.

# satire - Friday 30 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – There’s a guy outside my Tesco swears he’s Jesus Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – There’s a guy outside my Tesco swears he’s Jesus

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland has a house guest – a bearded young man who wears sandals and speaks in Biblical tones. It couldn’t be… could it?

# satire - Thursday 29 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story? The Onion

Has The Onion gone too far with #CongressHostage story?

A ‘news story’, tweets and now a video falsely claim there is a hostage situation involving young children at the United States Congress building in Washington. It has not gone down well in some quarters.

# satire - Friday 23 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign Satire

Column: Cardinal Rules – on Sinn Fein’s presidential campaign

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland is greeted by the Martin McGuinness supporters – but it all goes terribly wrong…

# satire - Monday 19 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – on the annual trip to Knock Opinion

Column: Cardinal Rules – on the annual trip to Knock

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland brings the priests on their annual pilgrimage to the Mayo shrine. But is one of his clerical flock tempted by a (not ‘Our’) Lady?

# satire - Friday 2 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – On keeping the FF dream alive… Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – On keeping the FF dream alive…

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland blesses a new hotel for old pal and ex-Fianna Fáil TD Mattie O’Moore – and learns a little about humility and the value of the JobBridge scheme.

# satire - Saturday 27 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – On tour with Il Papa Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – On tour with Il Papa

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland heads to Madrid to see his Holiness work the crowd and find his inner rock star.

# satire - Friday 5 August, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – Croagh Patrick for purists Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – Croagh Patrick for purists

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland details the trials of the recent Reek Sunday – where fun has started to ruin the penitential tradition beloved of (not) Bishop Brophy.

# satire - Friday 29 July, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules – On defending Morrissey

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland has to play peacekeeper in the terrible row over Morrissey: “an undisputed genius” or “a big mountain of stupid”?

# satire - Friday 22 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – What happens in Lourdes, stays in Lourdes… Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – What happens in Lourdes, stays in Lourdes…

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland embarks on the annual parish pilgrimage… but will everyone get home safely?

# satire - Friday 15 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – The lesser-known story of Zacchaeus Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – The lesser-known story of Zacchaeus

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland retells the tale of the short tax collector who climbed a fig tree to see Jesus – but wasn’t so hot on inviting Him back to the house for dinner…

# satire - Friday 8 July, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules - Keep your Oxegen, we have Priestopalooza...

The (not) Primate of All-Ireland has no intention of heading to Punchestown this weekend – he’s still recovering from a Declan Nerney-inspired stampede at the ‘Weekend for Jesus’ music and prayer festival…

# satire - Friday 1 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules - On helping the Pope to tweet Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - On helping the Pope to tweet

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland is drafted in to help his Holiness to get to grips with Twitter. “He receives a tweet from the Dalai Lama. ‘Dude,’ it says. We just ignore it.”

# satire - Friday 24 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules – On how to organise a social media protest Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules – On how to organise a social media protest

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland tries to mobilise The Bebo, The Twitter and The Facebook to protest against a “shocking” art exhibition.

# satire - Friday 17 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 28) - On my pal Padre Pio Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 28) - On my pal Padre Pio

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland marks the anniversary of Padre Pio’s canonisation with his recollections of their boyhood friendship… and their caravan holiday in Tramore.

# satire - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 27) - On the presidential campaign trail

(Not) Cardinal Sean Brady recounts one eventful day on the campaign trail as Bridie Keegan pushes to become president.

# satire - Sunday 5 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 26) - Running the Parish newsletter Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 26) - Running the Parish newsletter

The Not Primate of All Ireland hands over the running of the newsletter to a colleague. Hilarity, inevitably, insues.

# satire - Friday 20 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 25) On breaking bread with the Queen

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland records the royal goings-on at the State dinner for Queen Elizabeth II at Dublin Castle. “I eventually manage to distract Enda Kenny with the bread basket…”

# satire - Friday 13 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 24) On the joy unconfined of watching Jedward Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 24) On the joy unconfined of watching Jedward

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland relates the excitement among the Fathers as they settled in for last night’s nailbiting Eurovision semi-final: “We decide to do the Rosary early to get it out of the way…”

# satire - Friday 6 May, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland gives us a peek at his diary from the Vatican last weekend:”We are as excited as a bunch of schoolgirls on their way to a Cliff Richard concert”.

# satire - Friday 29 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 22) Liveblogging the British royal wedding Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 22) Liveblogging the British royal wedding

This week, the (Not) Primate of All Ireland gave us a blow-by-blow account of the action from (almost) inside Westminster Abbey.

From The Daily Edge LIVE: (Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from the royal wedding Royal Wedding

LIVE: (Not) Cardinal Brady’s liveblog from the royal wedding

TheJournal.ie’s resident columnist and spiritual leader gives us his blow-by-blow account of Kate and Wills’ Big Day from (just outside) Westminster Abbey.

# satire - Friday 22 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 21) A guide to Christian relics

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland presents his guide to the lesser-known Christian relics, such as the Holy Mallet and Saint Paul’s Hanky.

# satire - Friday 15 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 20) The Story of Derek

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland prepares us for Easter Week with the little-known story of Derek, the 13th – and possibly least-loved – apostle.

# satire - Friday 8 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules Part 19. The news gospel according to Me.

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland brings us his take on the news stories of the past seven days. Gay cavemen, Kevin Myers and the discovery of a digital relic of St Therese – now THAT’s what he calls a headline.

# satire - Friday 1 April, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules Part 18. Diary of a priest stuck in a confessional.

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland brings us exclusive extracts from Fr Brendan Phelan’s short but intense journal, Without Hope, about his five days locked in a confession box.

# satire - Friday 25 March, 2011

Column: Cardinal Rules Part 17. How to handle a scandal.

The (not) Primate of All Ireland imparts his hard-earned wisdom on how to cope with the fallout of scandalous revelations. Jazz hands are an important distraction tool.

# satire - Thursday 17 March, 2011

From The Daily Edge ‘Bunga Bunga’ pizza satirises Berlusconi scandal Bunga Bunga Pizza

‘Bunga Bunga’ pizza satirises Berlusconi scandal

The ‘spicy and wild pizza’ is a satirical comment on the alleged sex parties that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to have hosted at one of his villas.

# satire - Monday 14 March, 2011

Fox News falls for Islamic ban on padded bras hoax

News organisation took satirical site’s story about push to ban padded bras because “they make the breasts look bigger and perky” as fact.

# satire - Saturday 25 December, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 6: On the birth of Jesus

The Not Primate of All-Ireland retells the story of the shepherds as they meet the awkwardly-titled Lamb of God.

# satire - Monday 20 December, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 5: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

As Christmas 2010 draws close, (not) Cardinal Sean Brady shares his memories of a Christmas past.

# satire - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 4: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

To get you all into the festive spirit, our satirical columnist presents a pre-Christmas story from the Bible: The Visitation.

# satire - Monday 6 December, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 3: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

In which our hero meditates on the nature of pain, suffering, sainthood – and concludes that Dermot Ahern is doing it all wrong.

# satire - Friday 26 November, 2010

Cardinal Rules Part 2: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

Paul Krugman might evoke Jonathan Swift, but our satirical columnist goes back to the much more recent future to explain what went wrong with the Irish economy.

# satire - Monday 22 November, 2010

Cardinal Rules: An occasional column (not) by the Primate of All Ireland, healer and crisp fan

The writer behind the satirical @CardinalBrady Twitter account casts an acerbic eye over Dick Roche’s recent media performances.