Archbishop Drops his Gambling Ban

Remember how I reported a couple of weeks ago about the Archdiocese in Edmonton, Canada who placed a ban on the local Catholic School District accepting money from gambling sources, including the lottery?  I also predicted that the guy didn’t stand a chance in, er, hell to get this ban enforced. And here we see the news that the October 1st deadline has come and gone – and Archbishop Richard Smith has had to announce that a status quo will remain until ‘replacement funding’ can be found. And since nobody is rushing out to sign over seven digit checks to the archdiocese, I guess this will be an indefinite arrangement. Catholic schools and organizations earn literally millions of dollars each year through the Alberta lottery and if these funds suddenly dried up, they would really be in dire straits.
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A college drama group presented a play in which one character would stand on a trap door and announce, “I descend into hell!”
A stagehand below would then pull a rope, the trapdoor would spring, and the actor would drop from view.
The play was well received. When the actor playing the part became ill, another actor who was quite overweight took his place. When the new actor announced, “I descend into hell!” the stagehand pulled the rope, and the actor began his plunge, but became hopelessly stuck. No amount of tugging on the rope could make him descend.
One student in the balcony jumped up and yelled:
“Hallelujah! Hell is full!”