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(AP News)   Vatican rules that body parts of saints cannot be sold. This will come as a disappointment for Farkers looking for pieces of St. Bibiana   ( apnews.com) divider line
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2017-12-18 01:05:54 PM  
Had to resort to Wikipedia to understand the reference. Seems she's the Patron Saint of hangovers and mental illness. Truly the Patron Saint of Fark
 
2017-12-18 02:25:33 PM  
That explains why the eBay auction I'd been watching disappeared.
 
2017-12-18 03:42:42 PM  
So you make a large "donation", and in gratitude someone "gives" you the relic.

Seems legit to me.
 
2017-12-18 04:39:35 PM  
The Vatican doesn't take kindly to others making money off their marks.
 
2017-12-18 05:22:46 PM  
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2017-12-18 05:22:49 PM  
Oh great, I'm really going to take it in the arse from St. Peter's peter, now that I can't find a buyer.
 
2017-12-18 05:23:34 PM  
And there I was, almost ready to bring my free-range artisinal Saint Bacon to market.
 
2017-12-18 05:23:54 PM  
can i still eat jesus at communion?
 
2017-12-18 05:24:07 PM  
What better gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day than a piece of the saint himself?
 
2017-12-18 05:24:49 PM  
If there are enough fingerbones of the same saint in circulation that the complete skeleton could play an entire piano at once, you may not be dealing with legit relics.

Likewise all those pieces of the true cross being enough to build a pretty good sized house.
 
2017-12-18 05:25:32 PM  

Hack Patooey: What better gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day than a piece of the saint himself?


I want to go to the church where they keep his skull and take a selfie with him.
 
2017-12-18 05:25:49 PM  
Well then, ill just sell you this pencil that comes with a piece of a saint for free!
 
2017-12-18 05:26:27 PM  
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2017-12-18 05:27:21 PM  
Thank you, Vatican. Now let's all give them a hand.

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2017-12-18 05:29:30 PM  

rcain: Had to resort to Wikipedia to understand the reference. Seems she's the Patron Saint of hangovers and mental illness. Truly the Patron Saint of Fark


I over imbibiana'd this weekend so I'm getting a kick.....
 
2017-12-18 05:43:03 PM  
The Vatican rules cannot be changed, so saith the Queen Spider.

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2017-12-18 05:46:02 PM  
Baldrick is offering all of his stock at big discounts.

Buy two skulls of Saint Peter, get one free.

Pre-pubises of Our Lord, Three Euros each or 12 for Ten Euros.

Be the life of every Celebration of the Sacraments!

Pieces of the True Cross Grab Bin. By the pound or by the talent.

 
2017-12-18 05:47:03 PM  
Too bad, I'm sure that the Medical Staff for New Orleans would make a few extra bucks if this was allowed.
 
2017-12-18 05:48:16 PM  
I've seen some saint's desiccated arm enclosed in glass in a cathedral. That was some weird shiat. I think the same cathedral had a pillow that supposedly belonged to Mary. Most of the pillow was enclosed but a small and very dirty looking section was exposed and in easy reach so that people could kiss it. It seems a whole lot of people have been kissing that pillow for a very long time. Eww.

I haven't seen the head of... I think St. Catherine? I'm too lazy to look it up right now.
 
2017-12-18 05:52:07 PM  
That should keep non Catholics from founding Christian churches.

In the olden days you needed a relic (piece of a saint) to found a church. At the end of the world, everybody God likes will be sucked up to live in heaven (the current living and dead), A piece of a saint will definitely ascend and the thinking was if you were buried near a relic you body might be caught in the updraft otherwise you might not be holy enough on your own to ascend. That's why the yard of a church was a grave yard and the really lucky would have their bones stored within a church.
 
2017-12-18 05:55:53 PM  
Meh, with a shovel, a flashlight, and some easily bribed tour guides in Rome, you can get your own relics.

/I'm three apostles away from a reunion special
 
2017-12-18 05:58:23 PM  
While St. Anthony's tongue is in a fancy reliquary in Padua, you can still get a relic containing a piece of cloth touched to it. And that's not creepy at all.

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2017-12-18 06:22:27 PM  

seelorq: While St. Anthony's tongue is in a fancy reliquary in Padua, you can still get a relic containing a piece of cloth touched to it. And that's not creepy at all.

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wut
 
2017-12-18 06:33:12 PM  
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Percy: Well, you won't be able to fool everyone! Look (he takes a red cloth
from his sleeve)
: I have here a true relic.
Edmund: What is it?
Percy: (unwraps the cloth) It is a bone from the finger of Our Lord. It cost
me 31 pieces of silver.
Edmund: Good lord. Is it real?
Percy: It is, My Lord. Baldrick, you stand amazed.
Baldrick: I am - I thought they only came in boxes of ten. (he opens a box
of finger bones) (??????????)

Percy: What?!
Baldrick: Yeah, yeah - fingers are really big at the moment. Mind you, for
a really quick sale, you can't beat a nose. For instance, the
Sacred Appendage Compendium Party Pack: you get Jesus' nose, St.
Peter's nose, of St. Francis' nose, and (picks up a pair of
false breasts)
er, no - they're Joan of Arc's.
Percy: (he's been getting more and more angry and surprised as he's seen all
these 'relics')
That little bastard verger! I'll show him! (exits into
hallway)
I'll show him!
 
2017-12-18 06:34:13 PM  

meat0918: So you make a large "donation", and in gratitude someone "gives" you the relic.

Seems legit to me.


Or you go and smuggle them by hiding the sacred relic in barrels of pork products, just like the Venetians did with the body of St. Mark.
 
2017-12-18 06:34:21 PM  
I'm just missing a few toes and a couple of fingers before I have enough to blender into a health shake. Ya get one and then next thing you know you're collecting them like body part pokemon.
 
2017-12-18 06:35:12 PM  
Seems like some family members could make some good money by refusing to release the body to the church and selling the pieces after being declared a saint.
 
2017-12-18 06:36:41 PM  
But I've got several dozen of things boxed up, ready to sell on etsy... What do they expect me to do now????

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2017-12-18 07:10:19 PM  

calufrax: But I've got several dozen of things boxed up, ready to sell on etsy... What do they expect me to do now????

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Well, Jesus did say that cannibalism is a-ok as long as it's done as a form of Communion
Bon Appétit
 
2017-12-18 07:24:06 PM  
 
2017-12-18 11:17:37 PM  

calufrax: But I've got several dozen of things boxed up, ready to sell on etsy... What do they expect me to do now????

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Make ammo?
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2017-12-19 12:59:25 PM  
According to my quick google search, you can find the skull/head of John the Baptist at Residenz Munich, Germany, Mt. Athos, or its buried in southern France or on display at Amiens Cathedral while it is interred at both the Unayyed Masque and in Jerusalem while it is also on display at San Silvestro Rome or the Nbi Yahya Masque.

Someone once said that, if you took all the bits of the true cross held in churches throughout the world, it would form a cross about 40 feet tall.

You could build an entire house with the number of true nails that nailed Jesus to the cross. I saw one set on display at Norte Dame in Paris along with the true crown of thorns. They were gold plated. People started weeping when the priest lifted them up during the service.
 
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