I think the most shocking statements have to be that:
Vatican agents had tailed and bugged author Dan Brown, citing reports that he "was getting uncomfortably close to the truth" with the Angel and Demons and The Da Vinci Code novels.
There are several pages devoted to the recent dust-up concerning the new English translation; one Vatican official is quoted as saying "Whoever came up with 'Fishperson' for Bishop Trautman deserves a plenary indulgence! Very funny!"
The Vatican operates a covert blog operation, which underwrites such sites as Curt Jester, Creative Minority Report, The Hermeneutic of Continuity and LOLCats.
From this you can see that my own blog is free from Vatican interference...
Finally, most shocking of all, it seems that the Vatican actually does have:
...a list of who's in Hell, they just aren't telling people about it so that no one gets upset should they discover their loved ones are on the list.