Bless me Father


Tommy Shaughnessy enters the confessional box and say, "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose woman."


The priest asks, "Is that you little Tommy Shaughnessy?" 


 "Why yes, Father it is."  "And who the woman you were with?


" Oh father!" I can't be telling you, I don't want to be ruining her reputation."


"Well, Tommy, I'm sure to find out sooner or later, so you may as well tell me now! 


Was it Brenda O'malley?"   "I cannot say"


Was it Patricia Kelly?"        "I'll never tell"


Was it Liz Shannon?"         "I'm sorry, but I'll not tell her name"


Was it Cathy Morgan?"       "My lips are sealed"


Was it Fiona McDonald", then?  "Please, Father, I cannot tell you."


The priest sighs in frustration. "You're a steadfast lad, Tommy Shaughnessy, and I admire that.  But you've sinned, and you must atone. Be off with you now"


Tommy walks back to his pew.  His friend Sean slides over and whispers, "What'd you get?"

"Five good leads".




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