Shocking confession by elderly Catholic
An elderly Catholic Italian man went to his parish priest and asked if the priest would hear his confession.
“Of course, my son,” said the priest.
“Well, Father, at the beginning of World War Two, a beautiful Jewish woman knocked on my door and asked me to hide her from the Nazis.”
“I hid her in my attic and they never found her.”
“That’s a wonderful thing, my son, and nothing that you need to confess,” said the priest.
“It’s worse, Father. I was weak, and told her that she had to pay for rent of the attic with her sexual favors,” continued the elderly Catholic man.
The priest consoled him by saying, “The times were very difficult, and you took a large risk by housing her: you would have suffered terribly at the hands of the Nazis if they found you hiding her.”
“I know that God, in his wisdom and mercy, will balance the good and the evil, and judge you kindly,” said the priest.
“Thank you for your forgiveness, Father,” said the elderly Catholic.
He continued, “That’s a huge relief from my mind. May I ask you another question?”
“Of course, my son,” the priest said.
The elderlyCatholic man quietly asked, “Do I have to tell her that the war is over?”