Magazine article U.S. Catholic

Catholic Humor Painfully Un-Funny

Magazine article U.S. Catholic

Catholic Humor Painfully Un-Funny

Article excerpt

An extensive study by a noted researcher (myself) on the best of Catholic humor on the Internet uncovered depressing results. Mind you, it's a World Wide Web, so you'd think that at least somewhere on this vast globe would be a font of hysterical religious humor. Not so.

Consider this: "A boy asks, 'What is the difference between the Jesuit and Dominican Orders?' The priest replies, 'Well, they were both founded by Spaniards, and they were both founded to combat heresy--the Dominicans to fight the Albigensians, and the Jesuits to fight the Protestants'. 'So, what is the difference?' the boy asks again. 'Well,' say the priest, 'Have you met any Albegensians lately?'"

This was not even the worst I could find. That prize goes to the "Top 10 Biblical Ways to Acquire a Wife," such as "Have God create a wife for you while you sleep. Note: this will cost you a rib."

The best I could find were the ubiquitous "Bulletin Bloopers" including old favorites like: "Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our church and community,, or "For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.