My struggles with the sermon call to mind one of the best and shortest ever – which my local Catholic neighbour, the great Father McGuinness, claimed to have preached in a time of some small local difficulty.
‘In nomine patri, etc., etc.
Could you tell me .. what purpose in the cause of Irish Unity or the Kingdom of Heaven was served when you burnt the bingo bus?
In nomine, etc., etc’
I do miss it sometimes.
Great line from Dougal when Mark and I were watching back to back Father Ted late last night:
‘Sure they’re only nuns, Ted’