So here it is, it’s not like they would have got a notification anyway!
it’s a universal church standard that since the wafers and the wine *both* truly become the body and blood of Christ, you only have to take one “species” (either the wafer OR the wine) in order to be participating in the sacrament of communion. the wine is His blood and its just as holy & sacramental, and just as much Communion with His Real Presence, as the wafers are.
Thanks, that is an interesting thing that I didn’t know.
I think you’ve partly missed the point though. It’s not that I thought you absolutely had to have both, regardless of preference. It’s the fact that the church is telling this specifically to coeliacs; people who experience a severe reaction to gluten. Which is a component of communion wafers but not, as far as I am aware, of the body of Christ. Which, like the drunk-driving priests thing, kind of undermines the idea that the wine and wafer truly become the body and blood of Christ.
I’ve got no problem with people who have faith that it does, it’s just that, you know, you would kind of expect the Archbishop of Dublin to be among those people.
Imagine sitting beside your icon on a 14 hours plane ride
we’d probably take a bunch of ativan and make out a lot
Would that aeroplane be over the sea?
I took my little brother to his friends’ confirmation last Friday and there was a little sign up in the church saying that coeliacs could ask to just take the wine and not the communion wafers and like
if you’re not even going to pretend you believe it’s the body of christ anymore, I just don’t know what the point is.