Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Bishop refuses to help mom in communion request

Asbury Park Press article - Bishop John M. Smith of the Diocese of Trenton has refused to ask the Pope for latitude in what constitutes a valid host in the Sacrament of Communion. Liz Pelly-Waldman wanted her daughter's First Holy Communion to count, but her child's celiac-sprue disease won't allow her to have anything made with gluten, part of the Catholic Church's requirement of communion wafers. Since her daughter's communion wafer contained no gluten, the Church has nullified the Communion. Isn't it the act more than the composition?


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