Why are people so naive or do they deliberately close their eyes?
Whether we are told the price only covers the cost of production/shipping, or that the price is for a reliquary but the relic inside is free, or relics are given free but a donation is required it is all nonsense.
When money changes hands and a relic is involved then a sale has taken place no matter how it is dressed up.
thistle… some postulators ask for donations but not forcefully. i requested many relics from some postulators… for me giving some donations to help their mission spreading the devotion to the saints is ok