Thursday, December 11, 2008

Blessed objects for sale at Walmart

While perusing my local Walmart today, near the toy aisle I happened upon the above air freshener for sale. I noticed it was a rather attractive ceramic/plastic-looking image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, (whose feast day is tomorrow). What really caught my eye, after the $1.97 price tag (I'm still surprised how cheap everything at Walmart is...but that's another blog posting), is the wording on the packaging. If you can't read the image, I'll quote it for you here:

"Formally blessed by a Catholic priest."

Now, correct me if I'm wrong...but isn't Walmart guilty of the sin of simony?


ipm said...

Walmart is a funny place... :)))

Kristin Joy said...

Thanks for sharing your WalMart shopping experience.