At church on Wednesday Mel alerted me to this interesting story from the world of religion.
Apparently, in France, to help Catholics with Lenten confession, a "Line of the Lord" hotline has been created. When you call a male voice greets you with the following options:
"For advice on confessing, press one. To confess, press two. To listen to some confessions, press three."The Line of the Lord ("Le Fil du Seigneur") costs 0.34 euros (46 cents) a minute. According the Vanity Fair after you confess your sins the voice will walk you through some Hail Marys as a nod toward penance.
The hotline was created by a Parisian telephone service provider. It's been roundly condemned by the French bishops