Saturday, March 26, 2005


The elderly priest, speaking to the younger priest, said, "It
was a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket
theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the church
always fills first now." The young priest nodded, and the old
priest continued, "And you told me a little more beat to the music
would bring young people back to church, so I supported you when
you brought in that rock 'n roll gospel choir. We are packed to the

"Thank you, Father," answered the young priest. "I am pleased
that you are open to the new ideas of youth."

"Well," said the elderly priest, "I'm afraid you've gone too
far with the drive-thru confessional."

“But, Father," protested the young priest, "confessions and
the donations have nearly doubled since I began that!"

"I know, son," replied the elderly priest, "but that flashing
neon sign, 'Toot 'n Tell or Go To Hell' can't stay on the church

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