Sunday, July 09, 2017

The Body of Christ Is Not Gluten Free?

Apparently the Catholic Church has decided "the body of Christ" cannot be gluten-free, but it can be non-GMO. This comes from Cardinal Robert Sarah of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments who is in charge of deciding these things. Who knew zombie feast-on-the-flesh of the dead religions had such dietary restrictions?

Does this mean the church is actively discriminating against people with coeliac disease? Is that what Jesus would have done?  Is that even legal?

Meanwhile, just down the street at the Vatican, the Swiss guards busted a full-on drug-crazed gay orgy. To be clear, I'm OK with gay orgies with whatever kind of drugs that work for you. If that's your thing, knock yourself out; each to his own.What I'm NOT OK with is pedophilia, taking away reproductive choice, forcing folks to risk getting untreatable and sometimes-fatal sexually transmitted disease, tax fraud, theft from the gullible poor, misogyny that knows no bounds, gay bashing, and guilt-mongering. I'm old-fashioned like that.

1 comment:

TEC said...

Raised and educated in the Catholic religion, I do not consider consecrated bread and wine to be the deceased Christ.

Jesus said to the Jewish crowds: (JN 6:51-58)
"I am the LIVING bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give
is my flesh for the LIFE of the world." (emphasis added)

Consecrated bread and wine are the living body and blood of Christ, transubstantiated through the eucharist. Christ willingly offered it.

Regarding eucharistic gluten free bread, that is no doubt one of those things like attending mass on Sunday used to be. Once (certainly in my memory) penalized by a form of moral misdemeanor, the Church has since relaxed attendance to almost any day at end of the week. IOWs, it was not a wrong in itself, but wrong because missing Sunday mass was believed to be current PC, according the prevailing Vatican culture. PC vacillates like grass in the wind. I do not take those kinds of edicts too seriously. -- TEC