Friday, February 10, 2006

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas

From First Things' On the Square (scroll down), via The Cafeteria is Closed:

A reader tells me that there are more Catholic churches in Las Vegas than casinos. When the offering is received at Mass, it is common for people to put casino chips rather than cash in the baskets. The several parishes send the collected chips to a neighboring Franciscan Monastery, where they are sorted and then cashed in at the casinos they came from. This weekly task is undertaken by those who are called the chip monks.

Father adds, "I apologize. That is really awful. But I needed one more short item for today’s posting. I promise it will not happen again."

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