Is the Pope Catholic?

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is the pope Catholic

A humorous response to a question that the speaker feels would obviously be answered in the affirmative. A: "Are you going to the party tonight?" B: "Is the pope Catholic? Of course I'll be there!"
See also: catholic, pope

Is the Pope (a) Catholic?

used to indicate that something is blatantly obvious. informal
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is the Pope Catholic?

A positive response (yes) to what one considers a stupid question. Dating from the mid-twentieth century, this answer should be avoided in polite society.
See also: pope