Confessional cannot be used as a sauna – shucks!

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.”

Confessionals “should not be converted into saunas or bars,” he said.

The confessional was offered for auction in Austria 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.


2 thoughts on “Confessional cannot be used as a sauna – shucks!

  1. Morey says:

    The Catholic Church in Vienna has ruled that a former confessional cannot be used as a sauna.

    All right, then. How about a lavatory? Surely God can’t have any objections to someone needing to go to the bathroom.

    Alternatively you could mount the thing on two long poles and have supporters carry you down main street as you run for city council and wave to the voters.

    I’m just trying to think of some uses which would maintain dignity and respect for the faithful, mind you.

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