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"He ain't heavy, Father. He's a noodle."
If the confessionals a-rockin', don't come a-knockin'!!!"
"My parents wanted me to join the priesthood, but I didn't think I'd have the stomach for that much controversy."
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'I'm not a practicing Catholic anymore, but thanks to bingo I still get to church once a week.'
"God must have been very pleased."
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"What do we do with all the guys who ate meat on Friday?"
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"No, Father, they're not praying. They're texting."
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Roberto paused to admire his work. Never before had he plastered a ceiling so beautifully. Minutes later, a young punk named Michelangelo would ruin everything.
The Sistine Chapel-circa 1512
"They have a wonderful author-editor relationship."
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Regular Confession and Express Booth.
How's my absolution! (800)-HAIL MARY
"For your penance say five 'our fathers' and five 'hail Marys'. Thank you for sharing that with me."
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'What is this, some kind of joke?'
A lightning bolt bounces from a church and hits a house.
Tags:god, god's will, wrath, god's wrath, vengeance, god's vengeance, catholic, catholics, catholicism, christ, christian, christians, christianity, pray, prays, praying, praying, prayer, prayers, landscape, curse, curses, cursed, lightning, lightning strike, lightning strikes, reverend, reverends, redirect, redirects, redirecting, storm, storms, storming, rainstorm, rainstorms
'There is no 'I' in Jesus, but there is an 'Us'.'
"Sometimes I wonder if we haven't carried ecumenism a bit too far."
Tags:religion, religions, religious, christian, christians, christianity, catholic, catholics, catholicism, devil, lucifer, satan, demon, demons, evil, roman catholic, roman catholics, roman catholicism, cardinal, cardinals, clergy, clergyman, clergymen, ecumenical, ecumenicism, acceptance, accepting, council, councils, vatican, vatican council, vatican councils, denomination, denominations, non-denominational, church, churches, council chamber, council chambers, philosophy
'They are not pilgrims. They are pilgrim$!'
"I'm going to give it all up and follow St. Francis."
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"To hell with you, too."
Tags:to hell with you, peace be with you, priest, priests, mass, masses, catholic, catholics, catholic church, catholic mass, catholic masses, church service, church services, mishear, mishears, mishearing, misheard, faux pas, automatic response, automatic responses, inappropriate response, inappropriate responses, profanity, profane, blasphemy, blasphemer, blasphemers
A shirtless old man with a crucifix necklace
Tags:small talk, making small talk, making small-talk, weather, the weather, hell, purgatory, catholic beliefs, catholicism, catholic, catholics, punishments, sins, converse, conversation, in purgatory, limbo, in limbo, british weather, char chatting, re teachers, re teacher, rs teacher, rs teachers
"As an ex-priest, I'm having a hard time adjusting to these noncathedral ceilings."
Tags:priest, priests, inmate, inmates, arrested, arresting, ex, exes, ex-priest, ex-priests, former priest, former priests, catholic, catholics, scandal, scandals, catholicism, christian, christians, christianity, adjust, adjusts, adjustment period, adjustment periods, breaking in, breakin in period, breaking in periods, correctional facilities, prisoner, prisoners, prison, prisons, jail, jails, jailing, jailer, jailers
"I'm Jewish and Don is Catholic, but we're raising the kids as wolves."
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'I really do feel empowered. I should've joined a gang years ago.'