by Little Mary Sun-Shine

On the Lighter Side...

Four Catholic mothers were having coffee and bragging about their sons. The first relates, "My son is a priest. When he walks into a room, everyone stands and calls him ‘Father’".

The second mother chirps, "My son is a bishop. When he enters a room, people stand—including the priests and say respectfully, ‘Your grace’".

The third mother, glowing with pride says, "My son is a cardinal. When he walks into a room, everyone—including priests and bishops stand and call him ‘Your Eminence.’".

The fourth woman sips her coffee in silence, while the first three give her the ‘eye’. "What about your son," one finally ventures to ask. "What is he?"

"My son?" she replies. "Oh, he is not in ministry. However, he is 6’2", has blond hair and blue eyes, broad shoulders, dresses right for every occasion, and is movie-star handsome. When he walks into a room, everyone swoons and the women say, ‘Oh, my god!’"


I’ve found out what happened to all those people who used to print the Ten Commandments on the head of a pin. They’ve all been hired by gas stations to put in that third number on signs advertising the price of gas.


The ship’s chaplain, strolling the promenade-deck, noticed a couple he knew to be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary out sitting in deck-chairs, holding hands. "I see you two are turning this into The Love Boat," he joked in passing.

"Oh! We’re not holding hands, Father," replied the wife with a wink. "I’m just checking his pulse to see if he’s still alive."


St. Peter decided to speed-up entry through the Pearly Gates and asked the assembled to form three lines… "Single", "Married", and "Married, not hen-pecked". Everyone got into the first two lines except one lone man in the "Married, not hen-pecked" line. St. Peter went up to him and asked, "Are you sure you are in the right line?" "Yes", came the reply. "My wife told me to stand here."

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