It just occurred to me that Papal is almost Paypal. That got me wondering about whether the pope uses PayPal. Would he accept donations via PayPal? Would paypal still take their cut of the cash?

Posted by jzawodn at April 25, 2005 10:18 PM

Reader Comments
# Mike said:
on April 25, 2005 10:54 PM
# Jay Smith said:

New title: Papal Paypal pontification?

on April 25, 2005 11:59 PM
# Jarrett said:

Obviously, that's how God pays the man. You just can't trust the post office anymore.

on April 26, 2005 12:56 AM
# dan isaacs said:

Someone else (I forget who) had a better pun. Apparently oneo f the cardinals is named "Sicola". If he'd been made pope, he'd be "Pope Sicola".

on April 26, 2005 05:29 AM
# Josh Woodward said:

I keep seeing the words "Papal Installation" in the news, and I keep thinking to myself, "whaa? You need to install a program to use PayPal now?"

on April 26, 2005 08:00 AM
# Ashley said:

The Catholic Church now accepts PayPal for tithing.

on April 26, 2005 09:21 AM
# david said:

too much time on someone's hands?

on April 26, 2005 11:30 AM
# Dave Nielsen said:

re: Would paypal still take their cut of the cash?
- Hell Yes!

on April 26, 2005 10:12 PM
# Patrick Mullen said:

The Pope would likely accept your donation. I did not see anything on the Paypal registration page regarding a discount for anyone.

May God compensate us for all our labors.

on April 26, 2005 10:23 PM
# Timboy said:

My sister-in-law is the Pope's lawyer.

OK, so she's actually a lawyer for a major metropolitan Archdiocese, but her duties include dealing with wills where the bequest is "to the Pope". (What does that mean: to the Church, to the Papacy, to the guy who's Pope now, to the guy who was Pope when the will was drafted, what? It's her job to figure it out ...)

on April 26, 2005 11:54 PM
# Mike said:

Speaking of money, Yahoo's CEO makes over $250M a year (up $50M from last year)?!?! Holy #$@*!! Doesn't that cause a lot of resentment at Yahoo?

on April 27, 2005 03:23 PM
# Mike said:
on April 27, 2005 03:24 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


His salary is a small fraction of that figure. No, I don't resent the fact that Terry sold some Yahoo stock last year. Hell, I did the same and it helped with the downpayment on my house.

on April 27, 2005 03:42 PM
# Dave McClure said:

as an official former PayPal employee and now PayPal maverick, i can state for the record that the old Pope was flagged by the PayPal fraud prevention dept as a PayPal spoofer (see

Whether the new Pope continues in his predecessor's errant ways remains to be seen...

on April 27, 2005 04:21 PM
# Mike said:

Ah. What's the stock option program like for the average Joe employee at Yahoo? Is there a URL detailing it at

on April 27, 2005 06:42 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Your best bet is to read our annual report. It gives you an idea of the number of employees and outstanding options. From there it's just a matter of grade school math.

on April 27, 2005 09:20 PM
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