Kateri, felis irreverens
quae facit jocos de sanctis
The new parish that is about to be established for Ashland, Girardville
and Gordon will be called Saint Charles Borromeo.
Kateri asked me, Who was Saint Charles Borromeo?
I said, He was a holy bishop and cardinal who lived in
Italy in the 16th century. He is remembered for having been a
courageous reformer of the clergy and a champion of the poor.
Wasnt he the one who used to borrow mayonnaise from
rich people to give to poor people? she asked. Having heard
this stupid joke before, I didnt bat an eye. I simply said,
Yes! Youre exactly right! Thats why people
started calling him Cardinal Charles Borrow Mayo! Yuk-yuk-yuk!
So, are you happy now that youve made your dumb little