(UPDATED WITH A NEW CONCLUSION)
It was a fairly ordinary day in the Catholic News Service Rome bureau and in our Washington newsroom when, out of the blue, a caption contest broke out.
We won’t identify the culprit who launched it, but you may be able to find him on Twitter.
So, of course, quicker than you can recite the Confiteor, the contest was joined. Here are a few of the responses:
This from one of our paying customers, The Criterion in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis:
(Barb works here. Yes, she really knows her way around a first-aid kit.)
And this was declared the winner by our Rome bureau:
(We know Gretchen, who is editor of the national Catholic newsweekly Our Sunday Visitor, so we’re absolutely positive she was kidding!)
We like this one too:
We then tried to get back to work with:
But then we couldn’t resist this:
And then we declared an honorable mention for Father Mark Gurtner in Fort Wayne, Indiana, for this (if you’re not familiar with the scene, you have to watch to the end to “get” it):
We now resume our regular programming, and we’re turning off the comments box too so we don’t get distracted by that the rest of the day.
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UPDATE: We have a new winner!
And this late entry was the favorite of the Tennessean who is our boss: