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Posted by Philip Patston on 23 March 2010, 9:14 am in , ,

For crying out loud, let's not get emotional

"What do you call an Irish Catholic priest? No better than the rest."

Written for 3news.co.nz | 23 March 2010

Catholic priests have been at it again, this time in Ireland, which of course begs for a joke:

What do you call an Irish Catholic priest? No better than the rest.

Not funny in any sense of the word, but you would think the Pope could harden up (ahem...) when it comes to admonishing the sin and the sinner. Quoting a passage from the bible about adultery (slightly different, I would have thought, but who am I to question such spiritual authority?), he said:

"While acknowledging her sin, he does not condemn her, but urges her to sin no more. Trusting in his great mercy toward us, we humbly beg his forgiveness for our own failings, and we ask for the strength to grow in his holiness."

I doubt the priests were "growing in his holiness", but they were probably doing something very similar to those poor children... continued over at 3news.co.nz »

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