ARCHDIOCESE GETS IN A SWEATOVER SALE OF CONFESSIONAL

From SEATTLE PI:

Vienna's Roman Catholic archdiocese has ruled that a confessional cannot be turned into a sauna.

Bidding on a confessional described on eBay as ideal for conversion into a one-person sauna, a small bar or a children's playhouse was ended when the archdiocese stepped in.

Archdiocese spokesman Erich Leitenberger told the daily Salzburger Nachrichten that auctioning "objects that were used for dispensing the sacraments is not acceptable."

The confessional was offered for auction by a Vienna church undergoing renovations.

Curiously, the highest reported amount offered by one of the 40 bidders before the item was yanked from the internet Monday was 666.66 euros.

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ARCHDIOCESE GETS IN A SWEATOVER SALE OF CONFESSIONAL — 8 Comments

  1. A children’s playhouse!! Just think of the fun you could have with that.

    A small bar – well I’m guessing it wouldn’t be the first time bottles containing liquor of dubious origin might have been concealed in a confessional.

  2. If it was turned into a sauna, I imagine that cubicle’s already seen plenty of sin…

  3. Indeed, MP. All part of that “special relationship” and the uncanny knack for showing up late and then acting like God’s gift.

    Meanwhile, back to the confessional, I’m surprised the authorities are scandalized by the useful adaptation of what can only be a seldom used artifact.

  4. I wonder how many people commenting on the article in the Seattle PI suggested that it be converted into a quick-stop Starbucks.

    Speaking of appliances, I wonder if there would be a run on confessions if one could sip a free espresso at the same time.

    –sheila–