Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Saturday 16 October |
Saint of the Day: St. Gerard Majella
Aleteia logo

Catholic University Announces This Year’s Commencement Speakers: Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 03/21/16

This is cool, from the CUA website:

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife and creative partner, Jeannie Gaffigan, will address the Class of 2016 at The Catholic University of America Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 14. Gaffigan’s humor revolves largely around fatherhood, personal observations, and food. He has received Grammy nominations for his successful comedy specials, including Mr. Universe and Jim Gaffigan: Obsessed, and he is the author of two books, his memoir Dad is Fat and Food: A Love Story. Jim is known as a “clean comic” who doesn’t use foul language and who has incorporated his Catholic faith into his act. The couple lives in Manhattan with their two daughters and three sons. Despite a busy work schedule on their TV Land sitcom, The Jim Gaffigan Show, the duo tries to prioritize family life whenever possible, sometimes taking the family along on cross-country comedy tours. “I am delighted that we will be welcoming Jim and Jeannie Gaffigan to deliver this year’s Commencement address to our graduates,” said University President John Garvey. “This couple has changed the face of comedy and the entertainment industry by putting the great adventure of marriage and family life on center stage. I have no doubt that our graduates will be inspired by the Gaffigans’ commitment to their Catholic faith, which shapes both their personal and professional vocations.”

Read it all. 

Photo: Catholic University of America website

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
Larry Peterson
This is the only officially recognized Marian apparition in the U...
2
Philip Kosloski
A scientist describes the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima
3
NIGHTBIRDE
Cerith Gardiner
Nightbirde finds inspiration in Joan of Arc
4
AVENIDO BROTHERS
Agnès Pinard Legry
Three brothers ordained priests on the same day in the Philippine...
5
Cerith Gardiner
Archbishop gives little girl a beautiful response about why God a...
6
POPE JOHN JOHN XXIII
Philip Kosloski
Vatican II’s primary goal, according to St. John XXIII
7
GETAFE
Dolors Massot
Two sisters become nuns at the same time in Spain
See More