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3 Classic Catholic jokes

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Daniel Esparza - published on 11/17/17

A rabbi, an imam, and a Catholic priest walk into a bar ...

In case you didn’t know, some saints were well-known for having a good sense of humor. Philip Neri (“the Humorous Saint”), Francis De Sales, and Teresa of Avila, for instance, are not only known for their exemplary lives, but also because they certainly knew how to use a proper joke to good effect. But one doesn’t need to go all the way back to the 16th and 17th centuries to find examples of good church humor. For instance, it is said that when a journalist asked Blessed John XXIII (pope from 1958 to 1963) how many people work in the Vatican, the pope paused, thought for a bit and replied, “About half of them.”

So, here are three more knee-slappers, which may not have you rolling on the floor laughing, but we hope that they give you a bit of chuckle.

    • A rabbi, an imam and a Catholic priest walk into a bar. The bartender looks up and asks “what is this, a joke?”
    • The last time we changed from daylight saving time, a preacher friend posted, “For those who habitually show up 15 minutes late to church, allow me to remind you that tonight is the night you set your clock back 45 minutes.” (Source: Reader’s Digest)
    • How many Catholics does it take to change a light bulb? Answer: None. They use candles.




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