I had never heard of these before:
Papal knighthoods are awarded to lay men and women for conspicuous service to the church and society. They are among the highest honours the Pope can bestow.
Surprise, surprise, though…the “highest honours the Pope can bestow” can be purchased for £50,000. Somehow, the venality of the church is no surprise at all to me.
I also had to roll my eyes at this fact about the priest intermediary who has been selling knighthoods:
Fr Seed is honorary chaplain to the International Committee on Human Dignity
That an “International Committee on Human Dignity” has a chaplain in the first place is a betrayal of that purported dignity; that it is a money-grubbing Catholic con-artist is just a cherry on top of it all.