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Timothy and Antonio

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by okie, Nov 14, 2004.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    There were two Catholic boys, Timothy Murphy and Antonio Secola,
    whose Lives parallel each other in amazing ways. In the same year
    Timothy was Born in Ireland, Antonio was born in Italy.
    Faithfully they attended parochial School from kindergarten
    through their senior year in high school.

    They took their vows to enter the priesthood early in college,
    and upon Graduation, became priests.

    Their careers had come to amaze the world, but it was generally
    acknowledged that Antonio Secola was just a cut above Timothy
    Murphy In all respects. Their rise through the ranks of Bishop,
    Archbishop and finally Cardinal was swift to say the least, and
    the Catholic world knew that when the present Pope died, it would
    be one of the two who would become the Next Pope.

    In time the Pope did die, and the College of Cardinals went to
    work.
    In less time than anyone had expected, white smoke rose from the
    Chimney and the world waited to see whom they had chosen.

    The world, Catholic, Protestant and secular, was surprised to
    learn that Timothy Murphy had been elected Pope!

    Antonio Secola was beyond surprise. He was devastated, because
    even with all of Timothy's gifts, Antonio knew he was the better
    Qualified. With gall that shocked the Cardinals, Antonio Secola
    asked for a private Session with them in which he candidly asked,
    "Why Timothy?"

    After a long silence, an old Cardinal took pity on the bewildered
    Man and rose to reply. "We knew you were the better of the two,
    but we just could not bear the thought of the leader of the Roman
    Catholic Church being called Pope Secola."
     
  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Pope Carol is any better? ;)