It's really sad to see that the church is getting to be a business. We had been to a new church in a nearby province built in honor of Padre Pio, the saint. Even before entering the church compound, there was this big poster of cookies that were supposedly blessed, huh. And blessed for what? There are candles for sale with different colors and the poster indicates the color of the candle for a particular petition like green for good health, yellow for material and financial blessings, etc. I wonder how those candles would have an effect on our wishes. I was born and raised as a Catholic and had studied in Catholic schools from grade school to college. But I don't approve of such fanaticism and... sorry if I cannot find another term for scam.