There was once a match in Liverpool between Anglican vicars and Roman Catholic
Early in the game the Catholics were awarded a penalty. Father Flanagan placed
the ball carefully, took a long run at it, and kicked. The ball sailed high into
the air and missed the goal by miles.
Father Flanagan didn't utter a word. He just stood there with a grim expression
on his face.
The team captain, Monsignor Ryan, came up behind him and said reprovingly,
'Father, that is the most profane silence I have ever heard!'