Friday, February 27, 2009

Scumbag of the Day!

Whoever is running the websites,, and are my choices for Scumbag of the Day!

A warning comes from the Holy See's Secretariat of State regarding an internet fundraising scheme. It seems that they promise, for the measley sum of 3 Euro to deliver your prayer intention, and that it will be publicly announced at Saint Peter's Basilica. The web-site claims that a portion of the 3 Euro "donation" goes to the Vatican.

The Vatican has no knowledge of this. So stay away!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excerpt From the site:

"Please be aware that we are a private company - and not affiliated with the Vatican itself. We are simply a group who will read your prayer within the Vatican's publicly open church, Saint Peter’s Basilica. This service is entirely free as we enjoy helping as many people as we can by providing this uplifting experience. We do request an optional donation. A portion of the donations that we receive are sent to the Vatican to help continue their great work and to show our gratitude. These donations are sent to the Vatican annually via their donations website connected to We donate under the company name DMP LLC. Our latest donation to the Vatican, for the donations we received in 2008, went to the Vatican in early 2009. The Vatican gave us the following reference number for our donation: 12362833200.85354900.

If you have any further questions regarding our relationship with the Vatican or our donations, please do not hesitate to let us know.

The Team"