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 masses? Was the sacrament valid?

Comments 2

  1. EmilyE wrote:

    I can’t get the cathnews.com site to load. Are they wheat-FREE hosts, or just super-low-wheat (nearly wheat-free) hosts? I was reading today at work about some nuns who make super low-gluten hosts for people with celiac disease. The hosts still technically are wheat, but not dangerous…

    AP finally picked up on the story about the little N.J. girl, so it’ll be even more in the news tomorrow.

    Posted 20 Aug 2004 at 7:11 am
  2. EmilyE wrote:

    Oh, I forgot to mention….

    I was doing some reading tonight and found that while American doctors apparently tend to think that even the small amounts of gluten in the super low-gluten hosts are dangerous, Italian and British doctors appear to be convinced that the levels are small enough so as not to be of any harm.

    And again I ask: Why can’t celiac disease sufferers simply partake of the Precious Blood?

    Posted 20 Aug 2004 at 7:15 am

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