Church Says Girl’s Communion Not Valid
An 8-year-old girl who suffers from a rare digestive disorder and cannot eat wheat has had her first Holy Communion declared invalid because the wafer contained no wheat, violating Roman Catholic doctrine. […] “This is not an issue to be determined at the diocesan or parish level, but has already been decided for the Roman Catholic Church throughout the world by Vatican authority,” Trenton Bishop John M. Smith said in a statement last week. […] The church has similar rules for Communion wine. For alcoholics, the church allows a substitute for wine under some circumstances, however the drink must still be fermented from grapes and contain some alcohol. Grape juice is not a valid substitute.
Wow. Celliac sprue = goin’ to hell. Rough play by the pope!
I feel like I should start a blog called “why I’m not catholic.”
Doctrine, my dear, pull you head out of your _____. It’s distorting your dogma, and that’s gotta hurt.
I’m so hoping you were talking to them and not to me in that comment. ‘Cause I don’t get it.