I’m starting a new category here at The Bench: “Overheard in the rectory.” Because some of this stuff is just, well, incredible.

My first installment, from a phone conversation this afternoon.

Caller: “Hello, Deacon. I’m having my baby baptized at your church. And I know that one of the godparents has to be Catholic, right?”

Me: “That’s right.”

Caller: “Well, we’re having trouble finding a Catholic. Does Greek Orthodox count?”

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