Friday, January 28, 2011

The Irish Confessional

An Irishman goes into the confessional box after years of being away from the Church..

There's a fully equipped bar with Guinness on tap. On the other wall is a dazzling array of the finest cigars and chocolates.

Then the priest comes in. The Irishman says to him:
"Father, forgive me, for it's been a very long time since I've been to confession, but I must first admit that the confessional box is much more inviting than it used to be."
The priest replies:
"Get out. You're on my side."
[Hat tip to John Bell]


Anon said...


Teresa said...

That's great! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Here's a silly question: how did the priest go in the wrong door in the first place?

Here's a more serious question: has this sort of thing (a penitent going in the wrong door) ever happened?

Here's a slightly frightening idea: what does it tell us about the disuse of a proper confessional that the two couldn't figure out which door was which?