On the light side

In another entry the question was raised about how many wymyn’s ordination groups it takes to change a light bulb.   The flip side could be this.

How many religious and diocesan priests does it take to change a fuse?

From GloriaTV:

All the Lights Went Out

During a Eucharistic Congress, a number of priests from different orders are gathered in a church for Vespers. While they are praying, a fuse blows and all the lights went out.

The Benedictines continue praying from memory, without missing a beat.

The Jesuits begin to discuss whether the blown fuse means they are dispensed from the obligation to pray Vespers.

The Franciscans compose a song of praise for God’s gift of darkness.

The Dominicans revisit their ongoing debate on light as a signification of the transmission of divine knowledge.

The Carmelites fall into silence and slow, steady breathing.

The parish priest, who is hosting the others, walks the stairs down to the basement and replaces the fuse.

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  1. teomatteo says:

    The bishop in attendance says, “oh, how much is this going to cost?”
    The cardinal present wispers, “not another conclave!?!?”

  2. FrCharles says:

    There’s a lot of truth in this.

  3. jbosco88 says:

    Fantastic! Let’s not forget the formation of a committee to discuss how the fuse should have been changed, and whether a special lay-ministry position of Extraordinary Changer of Fuses should be created for active participation.

  4. Charivari Rob says:

    …and the blogging priest said a prayer of thanks that he has a UPS and a good surge suppressor.

  5. laud1645 says:

    I’d suggest the old ways; light a few candles!

  6. jarhead462 says:

    jbosco88- LOL! how true!

  7. guatadopt says:

    jbosco88 – that is awesome. Thanks for the laugh!

  8. cblanch says:


  9. jmgazzoli says:

    How many Benedictines does it take to change a lightbulb?

  10. medievalist says:

    And the wymyn priestess movement protesting outside send out an action alert to invent a new eco-friendly lightbulb.

  11. capchoirgirl says:

    Oh, that is so true….:) And I say that as a Lay Dominican!

  12. bwfackler says:

    the redemptorists then say: better get used to the dark. thats how its gonna be in hell

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