Tag: eucharist

Otay, Buckwheat

Here’s another about celiac disease and wheat hosts. The last time I blogged about this, it was just one little girl. This is about a whole facility mass producing wheat-free hosts without permission. Again I ask, at what level of truth does the insistence on wheat stand? Was the Eucharist improperly confected at thousands of …

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The Wrong Stuff

8-year-old’s first Holy Communion invalidated by Church By JOHN CURRAN, The Associated Press BRIELLE, N.J. – An 8-year-old girl who suffers from a rare digestive disorder and cannot consume wheat has had her first Holy Communion declared invalid because the wafer contained none, violating Catholic doctrine. (Thanks, Fark) Redemptionis Sacramentum, paragraph 48: “[48.] The bread …

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Spiritual Snobbery

The next time I’m tempted to turn my nose up at mass that contradicts Redemptionis Sacramentum, I’ll try to think of this quote. (Thanks, Being! Or Nothingness) I can recommend this as an exercise: make your Communion in circumstances that affront your taste. Choose a snuffling or gabbling priest or a proud and vulgar friar; …

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Taking Sides

So, the bishops of Atlanta, Charlotte and Charleston have joined the ranks of those who refuse Communion to pro-abortion Catholic public figures. Again, I wonder aloud how many are for, against, or on the fence. I’m sure someone in the vast horde of Catholic geeks on the Net has taken the trouble to keep a …

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Job Requirements

Bishop to Lay Ministers: Sign Oath “If he (the bishop) is going to exclude anyone who has any doubt about a church teaching, he’s going to exclude 100 percent of the membership of the church, including himself. He has to be a human being, the same as me, and I have doubts about some of …

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