Not A Fanatic Catholic
A priest was paying a pastoral visit to a family who had newly moved into his
parish. He got talking with the teenage son of the family and tried to find a
mutually interesting topic of conversation.
'Do you like the football?' he asked the youth.
'Oh yes, father.'
'And what team is it you support?'
'The Celtic of course!'
'I see . . . and do you often go along to the games?'
'I never miss a game in the whole season. Home or away, I'll be there!'
'Very good. Now, would you consider yourself a good Catholic?'
'Aye, I definitely would.'
'So, do you go to mass every Sunday?'
'No really, father . . . I'm no wan of these fanatics or that.'