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"Sometimes I wonder if we haven't carried ecumenism a bit too far."
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"I write mostly confessional non-fiction."
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You have a visitor and...oh!...oh!...he looks angry!'
'If the Pope is pious, does that mean he's full of pie?'
"Actually, Father, it's teddy who has to confess....he was nervous about coming in here alone."
''Fasting' doesn't mean eating fast food!'
Pedestrians Crossing (themselves)
"Great flash mob, isn't it?"
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"Rain, Your Holiness—may I suggest the plastic papal vestments?"
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"Love the work you've been doing with the Church recently."
The Last upper: Novus Ordo Style
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'Thou shalt not covet a parking space.'
"It's a Popemobile."
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"That's St. Anthony of Padua. He finds every ball I hit in the woods."
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"I can't remember. Are we for or against cloning?"
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"You know what happens you ASSUME?!"
"Last week, the orioles were passing out Baltimore catechisms. This week, it's the cardinals doing baptisms."
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'I recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the ministry entrusted to me...so I'm stepping down.'
"Is that why Jesus said, 'Peter, you are the rock and on this rock I will build my Church'?"
'Bah! These blasted nuns and their feeding of hobos...Nary a word about abortion or the gays.'