A Boy Goes To Confession But He Got Much More Than He Bargained For

It has often been said that confession is good for us and there is a certain benefit to getting something off of our chest when it is bothering us. Sometimes, however, we might confess for different reasons. Some of us speak up because our conscience is bothering us, others do it because they just want the truth to be known. For the young boy in this story, the confession took place for a very different reason. When you find out why you will be laughing out loud.

A young Italian boy went to confess to his priest.

“Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. I have been with a loose girl.”

The priest asks, “Is that you, little Joey Pagano?”

“Yes, Father, it is.”

“And who was the girl you were with?”

“I can’t tell you, Father. I don’t want to ruin her reputation.”

“Well, Joey, I’m sure to find out her name sooner or later so you may as well tell me now. Was it Tina Minetti?”

“I cannot say.”

“Was it Teresa Mazzarelli?”

“I’ll never tell.”

“Was it Nina Capelli?”

“I’m sorry, but I cannot name her.”

“Was it Cathy Piriano?”

“My lips are sealed.”

“Was it Rosa DiAngelo, then?”

“Please, Father, I cannot tell you.”

The priest sighs in frustration. “You’re very tight lipped, and I admire that. But you’ve sinned and have to atone. You cannot be an altar boy now for 4 months. Now you go and behave yourself.”

Joey walks back to his pew, and his friend Franco slides over and whispers, “What’d you get?”

“Four months vacation and five good leads!”