He opened his newspaper and began to read. After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked, "Say, Father, what causes arthritis?"
The priest replied, "My son, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap wicked women, too much alcohol, and comtempt for your fellow man."
"Well, I'll be darned!" the drunk muttered, returning to his newspaper. The priest, thinking about what he said, nudged the drunk and apologized. "I'm sorry to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?"
"I don't have it, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does."