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Last Rites for TV Vicars

Damian Thompson’s reading of the last rites for TV Vicars (Daily Mail August 20) prompts me to point out that Ecclesiastical Eccentricity is an ecumenical phenomenon. Ever heard the one about the mourner at a Catholic funeral who, at the wake afterwards, was startled to hear the officiating padre’s polite enquiry, “The Corpse’s Brother wants to know would you like a drop of something”? Cheers, Father!

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