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Priests, Bishop Flawlessly Execute 'Carpool Karaoke' Spoof

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Priests, Bishop Flawlessly Execute 'Carpool Karaoke' Spoof

A hilarious new spoof of James Corden’s popular “Carpool Karaoke” series proves that Catholic priests can be milkshake-loving, Justin Timberlake-obsessed goofballs like the rest of us. Illinois priests Rev. Keith Romke and Rev. Kyle Manno star in a video produced by the Diocese of Rockford that debuted at a Catholic youth summit on Sunday.

In the clip, Romke and Manno rock out to some pop songs and stop by a drive-thru for milkshakes before ostensibly getting a call from their bishop, David Malloy, asking for a ride to the summit. The playful priests tone it down a bit when Malloy joins the carpool and ask him some questions about his life and calling to the priesthood. “I like to say that the ‘hound of Heaven’ was nipping at my heels,” Malloy tells the younger men. “I came from a family of doctors and nurses, and I really thought at first I wanted to be a doctor.”

But God had different plans for him, he says. Jennifer Collins, director of the diocese’s family and youth programs, told the Rockford Register Star that the video was intended “to be culturally relevant” and “fun.”


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