- A one-way ticket for selected flights on Southwest.
- A reduced ticket to “The Price is Right Live” in Las Vegas.
- A ticket for Section 107 at Minute Maid Park for an Astros game.
- A prayer vigil with the Pope.
The charges — believed to be a first for a papal event — are for a prayer vigil in London’s Hyde Park on Sept. 18 and the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman in Birmingham on Sept. 19.
In Rome, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Wednesday that the Vatican understands that the faithful will be asked to make a “contribution” toward the visit but are not being charged a fee as such. Lombardi said he understood that those who cannot pay will be not be required to do so.
Well, I guess when you consider all the things getting ripped off by Catholic Church officials, an adult’s wallet is the least of my worries.
[Cue rim shot]
Thank you. I’ll be here all week.