Sometimes you have to search for your sense of humor when things aren’t going as smoothly as we would prefer. We aren’t liberals, after all, and this isn’t the Fishwrap.
I saw this at the often amusing Eye of the Tiber:
The Vatican announced today that it’s making faster, easier annulments an option via its brand new delivery system, Annulment Prime.
The news confirms reports that surfaced last week indicating that the Vatican was staffing up a new “separation division” to compete with services offered by its protestant competitors.
The service will give Annulment Prime members faster annulment options at a fraction of the cost. As an introductory offer, members who sign up to Annulment Prime in the next two days will receive a 30-day free trial. Members will also have access to annulment paperwork order-tracking, as well as the option to track the priest working on his or her case in real-time.
The Vatican says that “customers” will see their annulments finalized and delivered within a day or less with no additional charges or delivery fees.
In other news, my Roman correspondents have seen these new nullity declaration dispensers being installed in Italian churches and chanceries.
Yes, the moderation queue is definitely ON.
Okay, back to being serious, everyone.