Posts Tagged ‘humour’

Good humour

Thursday, May 28th, 2020
Divine Play

Can we talk about something other than Covid19? What about Catholic jokes? Will that do? I usually enjoy religious humour. It seems to come from solid faith that is without doubt or fear. And sometimes the laughter it evokes, unwraps a little parable that stays with me. I still carry an old Marist Messenger confessional Read more

Laughter the best medicine

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
james lyons

Celebration colours; photos or other mementos that recall happy times, fun and laughter. Prayer O God, creator of all. I see you at the birth of time excited and joyful, thrilled by the splendour and beauty of what was about to be. Even before that moment you could not contain your delight, knowing the gifts Read more

Yes, Popes do have a sense of humour

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

What comes to mind when you think of requirements for someone who is to become the pope? A strong prayer life? Wisdom? Leadership skills coming out of their ears? How about a sense of humour? Many popes have had great senses of humour. Read 13 humorous  Papal quotes. Related Posts:Nostalgia is the ‘siren song of Read more

Pope puts a notice on his door… don’t whinge

Monday, July 17th, 2017

“You are forbidden to complain,” reads a notice attached recently to the door of Pope Francis’s apartment in Saint Martha’s House in the Vatican. The notice was reported by “Vatican Insider” and confirmed to ZENIT newspaper by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, on July 14, 2017. Read more  and click Read more

British churchgoers want serious sermons not jokes

Friday, May 13th, 2016

A poll has found that British churchgoers prefer clergy stick to serious topics in sermons rather than jokes or rambling anecdotes. The poll of 1400 regular churchgoing Christians found that they ranked explanations of the Bible as 27 times as important in a sermon as humour and “practical application” 42 times more highly than personal anecdote. Read more

Santa walks into a bar: “Sorry, we’re claused”

Friday, December 20th, 2013

If sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, then punning must have a reputation almost as undesirable. A joke that can be greeted only with a groan or, better still, complete silence, can hardly be a real joke now, can it? Santa walks into a bar and the barman says: Sorry, we’re claused. But punning Read more

The Simpsons not just for the kids

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Humour is one of the most effective ways to communicate profound truths about life. The cartoon The Simpsons perfectly proves the point. This longest-running cartoon series on American prime-time network television since 1989 recounts the animated adventures of Homer Simpson and his lower-middle class family who live in the city of Springfield. The father, Homer, Read more

Priest confesses drive-through Confessional, an April Fool’s joke

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

The inventor of the drive-through confessional has himself confessed to the idea being an April Fool’s joke. The brain-child of Australian priest, Fr Bob McGuire, he said he was wanting to get with the times. “We’d do it (confession) like the fast food joints, because there’d be a menu, the 7 deadly sins. They’d be numbered.” Read more