Discussion in 'Open Mic' started by Mike Meints, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 2, 2017
    There were two Catholic boys,Timothy Murphy and Antonio Secola, whose lives paralleled each other in amazing ways. In the same year Timothy was born in Ireland , Antonio was born in Italy .

    Faithfully they attended parochial School from kindergarten through their senior year in high school. They took their vows to enter the priesthood early in college, and upon graduation, became priests.

    Their careers had come to amaze the world, but it was generally acknowledged that Antonio Secola was just a wee cut above Timothy Murphy in all respects.

    Their rise through the ranks of Bishop, Archbishop and finally Cardinal was swift to say the least and the Catholic world knew that when the present Pope died, it would be one of the two who would become the next Pope.

    In time the Pope did die, and the College of Cardinals went to work. In less time than anyone had expected, white smoke rose from the chimney and the world waited to see whom they had chosen.

    The world, Catholic, Protestant and secular, was surprised to learn that Timothy Murphy had been elected Pope!

    Antonio Secola was beyond surprise. He was devastated,because even with all of Timothy's gifts, Antonio knew he was just a bit better qualified.

    With gall that shocked the Cardinals, Antonio Secola asked for a private session with them in which he candidly asked: "Why Timothy?"

    After a long silence, an old Cardinal took pity on the bewildered man and rose to reply.

    "We knew you were the better of the two, but we just could not bear the thought of the leader of the Roman Catholic Church being called.....

    wait for it........

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  2. mikemac

    mikemac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 22, 2017
    Amen to that and an Irishman has more blarney. This applies to me also. An Irishman has no clue on how to make a long short. My family shakes there head at me all the time. I really don't why.
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  3. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire Supporting Addict

    Apr 12, 2016
    Italians do it too,add hand gestures and a knack for going off on tangents mid-joke...
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  4. mikemac

    mikemac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 22, 2017
    Wow I thought it is only me, Great
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  5. KS95B40

    KS95B40 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2017
    Very funny! from a former alter boy/fallen Catholic...
  6. wcanterbury

    wcanterbury NRA Life Member, GOA Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    With the last name of Canterbury, I had to think about this for a while! :o.o::rolleyes::grin::roflmaro:
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