Have you heard about the 7 priests walking into a bar?

It sounds like the start of a joke…

Admittingly the punchline needs some work…

Check this out from the bbc.co.uk website:

Pub bosses have apologised after asking a group of trainee priests to leave their Cardiff venue, mistaking them for a stag party in fancy dress.

The seven Roman Catholic seminarians had gone to The City Arms to toast Father Peter McClaren’s ordination when they were asked to move on.

But assistant manager Matt Morgan said they received a free round of drinks when the situation was explained.

“They were all dressed in their black and white clothes,” he said.

“The staff thought they were a stag. We do have quite a few issues on the weekends with parties wearing fancy dress so it is our policy to turn them away.”

There is a happy ending…

“The doorman basically said something along the lines of, ‘sorry gents, we have a policy of no fancy dress and no stag dos’.”

The students had started to leave when they were approached by the bar manager.

“He basically said, ‘you’re real, aren’t you?’,” said Fr Doyle.

“He invited them back in and when they walked back in the entire pub burst into a round of applause, and they had a free round off The City Arms.”

Read more on the BBC website.

I guess I have a few questions

Are groups of drunken priests wondering the local pubs an issue in your area?

Would you worry, if you saw a group of priests in your local pub?

Is there a difference between student priests and a stag party?