The Bishop’s Plan


Our story continues. Herman has been saved from the death grip of a dreaded Acme 1517 mousetrap by Bishop Bob. It happened in the bicentennial year of the Diocese of Chucktown.

Bishop Bob noticed immediately that Herman was a rare, if not one-of-a-kind, orange mouse. He encompassed all the colors of every variety of mouse he had ever seen. But the bishop was even more impressed with Herman’s spirit of thanksgiving about his salvation. Though his tail was greatly damaged by the events of that evening, he was truly a Eucharistic mouse.

Bishop Bob recalled some talk about Cathedral mice a long time ago and knew he was in the presence of just such an humble mouse. So he anointed Herman and commissioned him as the new Cathedral mouse for the Diocese of Chucktown.

But that only created a new problem for Bishop Bob. It was his responsibility to see to it that his Cathedral mouse was properly formed. The problem was, the old bishop had no earthly idea how to form a rodent, however rare he might be, to serve in the Cathedral.

Bishop Bob did what any educated and experience bishop would do, he turned to the nearest nuns for some wise counsel. They were at the Catholic bookstore just around the corner. And so, our new Porch Story begins.


Our Porch Stories are always absolutely, positively, 100% true exactly as you hear them — except for the parts we might’ve added for the purpose of literary embellishment, a common technique used by writers and news reporters to make them more interesting.

Though we strive for truth in details of our tales, we are ever aware that a story doesn’t have to be entirely true to be good — it must only be thoroughly creative and interesting!


That’s our story and we’re sticking to it. It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ!