Taiwanese card issuer The Chinese Bank has introduced a new affinity card in conjunction with the Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference, according to the Taipei Times newspaper.
The newspaper reported that the bank will issue 100,000 cards, to be called the True Happiness Affinity Card, with maximum credit limits of NT$10 million ($297,397 USD).
One-quarter of one percent of a customer’s spend will be paid to the bishops’ conference for charity work.
"This credit card is not only for Catholics or those who believe in Jesus," Chen Kun-chen, secretary general of the bishops’ conference, was quoted as saying.
"Everybody can help to spread love regardless of their religion." [Source]
Cool idea. I really wish the Vatican would get behind an idea like this. What could be more POD than a Vatican Credit Card? In fact I will even offer an advertising campaign free of charge. How would you like to see a credit card offer like this?
Introducing the new Vatican
Sure you receive offers everyday in the mail and you promptly throw them away, but this offer is truly different. Tired of false promises and fine print that discloses how you are going to be raked over the coals if you actually charge anything? Tired of big banks that will only get bigger by charging you a fortune in interest and late fees. If you are tired and disillusioned by business cons then you will actually love this new credit card that actually delivers on its promises.
You ask "So what is so different about this card?". Well just look at some of the features delivered for all card owners whether they are lay, religious, or clergy.
Sound too good to be true? Well so is Jesus dying on the cross for our sins and opening Heaven to us if we cooperate in grace. If a sinner like you can be forgiven then anything is possible – even a good credit card offer!
But wait there is more! Each member gets automatically enrolled in our debt warning system. If your charges become disordered in relationship to your salary automatic stewardship warnings are mailed to your house or sent via email. Our group of dedicated contemplative money managers will also immediately start asking St. John of the Cross to intercede for you in the area of detachment from material things.
From the Church that brought you Western civilization finally there is a name you can trust on the card you carry around with you in your wallet.
Not all business currently accept the 1st Vatican Credit Card. Please ignore comments about whores and Babylon when using your card and pray for the individual. There are still people out there who hold anti-Catholic Credit Card feelings. Just remember what Bishop Fulton J. Sheen said:
"There are not over a hundred people…who hate the Roman Catholic Church Credit Card There are millions, however, who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church Credit Card’s terms of agreement"
So why wait? Get the card that offers both a temporal and eternal reward program. Don’t leave Rome without it.
* Card not valid at Planned Parenthood or other institutions who cater to the culture of death.