An elderly Italian man who lived on the outskirts of Monte Casino
went to the local church for confession. When the priest slid open the
panel in the confessional, the man said, "Father, during World War II,
a beautiful woman knocked on my door and asked me to hide her from the
enemy. So I hid her in my attic."
The priest replied, "That was a wonderful thing you did, my son! And
you have no need to confess that."
"It's worse than that, father. She started to repay me with sexual
The priest said, "By doing that, you were both in great danger.
However, two people under those circumstances can be very tempted to
act that way. But if you are truly sorry for your actions, you are
"Thank you, Father. That's a great load off my mind. But I do have one
more question ."
"And what is that?" asked the priest.
"Should I tell her the war is over?"