Thursday, June 12, 2008

Truth Is Stranger #80: Italians who had sex in confessional repent

...which must have spatially convenient.

Maybe they suddenly became aware of their sin, felt contrition, realized they were in a confessional, and said to each other, "Hey, when in Rome...."

So here's the word from the eternal city itself:

ROME (Reuters) - An Italian couple who were caught having sex in a church confessional box while morning Mass was being said have repented and made peace with the local bishop.

The couple, in their early 30s, were detained by police earlier this month after they had made love in the confessional box in the cathedral in northern Cesena. They were cautioned for obscene acts in public and disturbing a religious function.

Their lawyer said they had been drinking all night and realised they had gone too far.


The full story is here.

p.s. See? I told you Catholics like sex.

7 comments:

Bock the Robber said...

With the fall-off in attendances and with shrinking collections, maybe the Catholic church could offer sound-proofed confessionals for rent by the hour.

Thinking outside the box, so to speak.

The Ironic Catholic said...

WAY outside, Bock....

Savonarola said...

Excommunicate Them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Allen's Brain said...

I have no clever comment to make.
This story is kooky enough on its own. Just wondering what the drunken thought processes were that led from "Hey, let's have sex!" to "The confessional looks like a good spot!"

CMinor said...

Bock's suggestion sounds more like thinking inside the box to me...

Panda Rosa said...

I'm just wondering how they were able to fit in there. Practice from being in the Mile-High Club?

Fabio P.Barbieri said...

Speaking as an Italian who read the original reports, the trouble with your conclusion is that the couple declared themselves atheists. Perhaps they realized that they had made fools of themselves, but either their apology is only a matter of manners or what we have here is the swiftest double conversion on record.