Pardoner’s Tale weekend homework

We’ve met the PardonerĀ and he’s admitted his own hypocrisy and sketchiness to the group. After reading his tale (the sermon and exemplum), how can you connect the ideas we’ve discussed in class to this guy and his story.

Basically, think of it like this:
At the of his story the Pardoner goes back into “seller” mode. What’s ironic about the Pardoner telling this story, and how could this story work as Chaucer satirizing the church/society of the middle ages?