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Mobile Santinis Offend Catholic Church

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Dec 6, 2007 • References: santiprotettori and news.yahoo
A company sending cellphone “holy cards,” kind of like baseball cards for saints, has been labeled crass and horrifying by some officials in the Catholic Church. Holy cards, called santinos (little saints) have been popular for years and can be commonly seen taped to the dashboard of taxis and in peoples wallets. But it seems for the Catholic Church, sending holy card images via cellphone is crossing the line.

"We found a need and filled it," Barbara Labate said of the cell phone santinis. "We are merely catching up with the times. I think this will appeal to young people as well as grandmothers," Labate said.

Maybe they should just get with it and name a patron saint of cellphones reception.