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Priests say the darnedest things

“Johnny announced to his mother one Sunday morning that he had two good reasons for not going to church that day.

 ‘First, I am tired and need more sleep. Second, nobody likes me there.’

 His mother replied: ‘Johnny, I have two good reasons for going to church. First, I have to make your bed. And second, you’re the priest.’ “

— Story told by priest in the pulpit recently.

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Reaganite in NYC

posted November 29, 2009 at 6:52 pm

In the original form of this very, very old joke, Johnny is a school principal. Substituting “priest” for “principal” is simply lame.
One prayerfully hopes that no priest or deacon would ever use this really awful “joke” in a Homily delivered during the Holy Mass.

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posted November 30, 2009 at 12:25 pm

It took more than just substituting ‘priest’ for ‘principal’ to change that joke. ‘Church’ also had to replace ‘school’…and, sadly, for some homilists, this lame humor would still be a vast improvement on their typical efforts.

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