Friday 6 January 2012


A man dies and goes to Heaven where he is face to face with St Peter.

The keeper of the Pearly Gates taps his computer keyboard a few times and asks: “What’s your religion?”

The man eagerly replies “Catholic”; knowing full well that this is the one and only true Church which Jesus founded all those years ago. Jesus was after all Catholic Himself.

St Peter looks up and says “Catholic hein? Not another one!”

“Is that bad?” asks the man worryingly.

“It’s that we have quite a few Catholics in here,” continues the Saint, “and we get more trouble from them than any other religion.”

“How so?” gulps the man in a panic.

“Well … they think they know it all for a start. They’re so judgmental too. And they argue so much … There’s a chap we’ve put in a room by himself and he still argues when he looks at a mirror. Something about Latin being the only true Catholic language …

“Do you know … some of them believe they’re the only ones here! We’ve put all the Catholics in one corner of Heaven and told everyone else to keep very quiet when they walk by there so as not to confound their belief.”

“Is that where I’ll go … if I’m accepted in Heaven?” asks the man with some hope in his voice.

“Well …” replies the Saint, “your credentials are in order. We can let you have access to the whole of Heaven where you can meet everyone else; as long as you don’t go around saying that Catholic is best!”

“Agreed … I promise!” says the man with a smile.

“Oh … and one more thing,” continues St Peter, “always carry a tin of sardines in your pocket. In case you come across another Catholic who insists on eating fish on Fridays!!!”

And the moral of this story is: Do we as Catholics set a good example for others to emulate?


  1. Thank you for this humorous eye-opener!!!! Wishing you a grand weekend!!! Cathy

    Aside...My word verification today is "hello." A real Word!!! God bless

  2. Hi Cathy and "Hello".

    I'm glad I made you smile. I hope you have a great weekend too.

    God bless you.

  3. Hello Colleen,

    As long as we all try to set a good example.

    Best wishes for the New Year to you and yours.

    God bless.

  4. We Catholics can be pretty arrogant at times, can't we? I love the humorous way you point this out :) And I liked your remark, "Jesus was after all Catholic Himself"! Made me laugh!

    I hope you are doing well, Victor. You are in my prayers. God bless!

  5. Great story Victor, broght a smile to my face.....:-)Hugs

  6. Greetings Mary and Bernie,

    It's nice to see you both visiting me again. Thank you.

    Yes, we Catholics can appear superior at times. I've seen it often.

    God bless.

  7. Thought provoking! Thanks for posting!

  8. Hi Victor,

    Catholics can even feel superior to, and look down on, their fellow Catholics.

    Great story as usual.

    God bless you.

  9. Thanx Danardoyle and Sue for taking the trouble to write in. I much appreciate it.

    Sadly, I find some Catholics have a superiority complex. Quite un-warranted in most cases.

    God bless.

  10. An eye-opener written superbly, loved the humour : D
    Thanks for making us sit up and take notice!
    Happy New Year wishes,

  11. Happy New Year Doreen and thank you for writing in. I hope you're keeping well in sunny Malta.

    God bless.



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