I don’t mean to harp on about the Catholic church because besides from the really big controversy I tend to let their problems slide. They get a lot of shit and I don’t generally need to add to the argument, but I was talking with my fellow Teen Skepchick writers last night about a recent happening in Columbus where a young girl with celiac disease needed gluten-free hosts (body of Christ).
This seems like a reasonable thing to ask for, but apparently her diocese decided that because Jesus at bread that contained wheat that gluten-free hosts should be banned.
Does this sound like bullying to you, because I can’t think of a more appropriate word for it.
To be fair to them (as far as you can) they did allow low-gluten hosts but she thought they tasted awful.
Even with that aside however, surely the spiritual transfer of the soul of our Lord is not restricted by the amount of wheat you have in an object, but about whether it is blessed and part of the transubstantiation sacrament?
Or do I not understand my old religion as well as I thought I did?