Saturday, January 22, 2011

Weekend Joke

A pair of Irish ditch diggers were repairing some road damage directly across the street from a house of prostitution.

They witnessed a Protestant minister lurking about, then duck into the house.

"Would ye look at that, Darby!" said Pat. "What a shameful disgrace, those Protestant reverends sinning in a house the likes of that place!" They both shook their heads and continued working.

A short time later they watched as a Rabbi looked around cautiously and then darted into the house when he was satisfied no one was looking. "Did ya see that, Darby?" Pat asked in shock and disbelief, "Is nothing holy to those Jewish rabbis? I just can't understand what the world is coming to these days. A man of the cloth indulging himself in sins of the flesh. T'is a shame, I tell ya!"

Not much later a third man, a Catholic priest, was seen lurking about the house, looking around to see if anyone was watching, then quietly sneaked in. "Oh no, Darby, look!" said Pat, removing his cap and crossing himself, "One of the poor girls musta died...."


  1. Very Disappointed1/25/11, 5:11 PM

    Jokes about prostitution, no matter how clever, are always in "poor taste." So are jokes about retarded people, pornography, homeless people, people with physical disabilities, abused children, or domestic violence.

    I am pretty shocked to find one at this particular blog.

  2. Sorry to shock you. We obviously have different senses of humor. And ... taste. :-)

  3. Very Disgusted1/26/11, 4:37 PM

    Your reply is disgraceful, Julie D, and you should truly be ashamed of yourself. You really need to study the Church's teachings on modesty and on the dignity of the human person, starting with "Theology of the Body." Then go do some research about the lives of abused children who grow up to work in the so-called "sex industry." It will wipe that smirk off your face.

    I will certainly be forwarding this post along with your smug comment to my fellow Catholics who care about morality and the teachings of the Church and who read your blog.

    Flannery O'Connor or not, no one, male or female, with a truly deep Catholic sensibility would EVER repeat this type of a joke, not privately and certainly not on a "Catholic Blog."

    Perhaps you should check if Bill Maher is looking for writers.