Posted by: L. E. Barnes | February 3, 2011

Catholic Humor

According to a popular adage, laughter is the best medicine, and the biblical book of Proverbs likewise claims that “a merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” So being devout should not mean being serious all the time, and certainly not being a sourpuss. Instead, let’s enjoy some wholesome humor. And that includes being willing to laugh at ourselves. As it’s been said, God must have a sense of humor, because He made you! (And me, and everyone else in the world…)

A Jesuit priest pokes fun at his own order:

You know, whenever I’ve heard that joke previously, it was always a lawyer that was the recipient of the sharks’ “professional courtesy.”

Priests doubtless have to struggle at times to stay faithful to their vow of chastity. This clip shows one healthy way for them to turn their attention away from temptations of the flesh:

That’s probably the best way to deal with temptation: run from it (literally!).

Here we see how nuns have adapted to the electronic age:

Ok, I honestly don’t know whether to be deeply offended by this one, or to fall out of my chair laughing. On the one hand, it’s so wrong, yet I couldn’t help but laugh. So whether you laugh out loud or find yourself wanting to slap these jokers into next week (or both), here it is:

I hope these clips gave you some of the “best medicine”. 🙂



  1. Funny. Thanks for the laughs.

  2. LOL. My favorite one? The nuns!!

    • That’s the new way for cloistered religious to communicate while maintaining their vow of silence!

  3. Ha! Having had spent several years discerning a vocation myself, the video with the nuns was definitely my favorite!

    How do you find all these funny videos? Do you do a youtube research for Catholic funny videos?? LOL!

    • I went to YouTube and searched “Catholic humor”.

  4. Thanks for the smiles.

    • You’re welcome! 🙂

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