young Irish men had been out sleeping with their girl friends.
One felt guilty and decided he should stop at the church
and confess. He went into the confession booth and told
the priest, "Father, I have sinned. I have sex with
a young lady. Please forgive me."
The priest said, "Tell me my son, who the young lady
was." The young man said he couldn't do that and the
priest said he couldn't grant him forgiveness unless he
"Was it Mary Kelly?" asked the priest."
"Was it Rosie Ryan?"
"Was it that red-headed hussey Brigid O'Reilly?"
"Well then," said the priest, "You'll not
When the young man met his friend outside the friend asked,
"So, did you find forgiveness." "No,"
said the other, "but I picked up three good prospects!"