Here's another charming story about a bear and a priest:
Father Murphy went hiking into the mountains for some quiet contemplation. He was deep into the forest, when suddenly a ferocious grizzly bear started charging towards him.
Realizing that he couldn't outrun the bear, Father Murphy started praying:
"Oh please Lord, let this be a bear that respects human life!"
The bear kept charging.
"Oh Lord, seeing how my faith is a kind and gentile one, please let this be a Christian bear!"
The bear kept charging, getting so close Father Murphy could smell him.
"Dear God, let this be a Catholic bear!"
The bear came to a screeching halt. The terrifying beast bowed it's head. Then it said, calmly: "Bless us O Lord, for these Thy gifts which we are about to receive...."
Two hours and 30 posts later, and no one laughs at my joke? Tough crowd tonight....