A groundskeeper at a Catholic orphanage agreed to take a little boy out on a rowboat for some fishing. Sure enough, the boy caught a whopper which made the old man exclaim, “Well son-of-a-bitch!” He calmed the startled orphan by saying that’s what the fish is called.
Once ashore the boy excitedly told Sister Therasita about the fish, his Son-of-a-bitch. Right then, Father Hannigan brought the joyous news that the Pope is coming for supper and the fish would make a wonderful meal. “What is it?” the father asked.
“It’s a son-of-a-bitch, Father.”
Sister Therasita offered to clean the fish so that the Mother Superior could cook it to perfection.
After the meal was nearly over, the Pope praised the excellent fish and asked just what it was.
The Father replied, “