Oh, it's not at all uncommon for Catholic priests to tell jokes and funny stories during their sermons. It's typically pretty tame stuff, but it's a lot more frequent than you might think.
Four Catholic ladies are having coffee together. The first one tells her friends, "My son is a priest. When he walks into a room, everyone calls him 'Father'." |
The second Catholic woman chirps, "My son is a Bishop. Whenever he walks into a room, people say, 'Your Grace'."
The third Catholic woman says smugly, "My son is a Cardinal. Whenever he walks into a room, people say, 'Your Eminence'."
The fourth Catholic woman sips her coffee in silence. The first three women give her this subtle "Well.....?"
She replies, "My son is a gorgeous, 6'2", hard bodied stripper. When he walks into a room, people say, 'Oh my God...'."
Oh, and I'd like to think I'm far from an anomaly.
The people I associate with at church typically have a very good sense of humor. My mom's best friend's father always teases my wife and I that he NEVER though we'd make it together past 1 year (it's been 6 now). He'll tell us how he lost money on us, since we stuck together this long. Before we had our son, he'd nudge me and say quietly "It's not too late to leave, you know." Funny considering how the Church views divorce.