22 February 2010

Sacrilege That Could Easily Be Prevented

14 comments:

Fenian said...

Wow.

I recently saw a Monsignor at the Basilica chase after a parishioner who had not yet consumed the host. He probably went a good 20 feet to tell the woman to place the host in her mouth.

Then again, if it were not distributed into the hand, we wouldn't need to have this conversation.

Fr. Andrew said...

As a proponent of reception on the tongue, I will note that she placed the Sacrament on her tongue and then removed it.

More confusing to me is his long discussion with her before administering the Sacred Species.

sickened said...

Yes, a sacrilege easily prevented! What a disgrace!

Anonymous said...

The Catholic Answers' crowd will defend this practice until they're blue in the face.

By the way, if my Pastor saw someone pocket the Host,he'd let him go. I once saw a woman, shamefully attired, dunk the Blessed Sacrament in the Chalice and then fling the extra Precious Blood off with her fingers before popping it disgracefully in her mouth. No one said boo to her.

Veronica

thetimman said...

Father Andrew makes a good point. Another problem, maybe requiring a separate post, is the incredible thickness of the Hosts often used, especially in the typical ordinary form parish.

Part of the communion-on-the-tongue solution is to use a traditionally thin and easily dissolved Host.

Badger Catholic said...

This made me puke in the back of my mouth.

What was the priest saying to her?

And I agree with Fr Andrew, the took it off of her tongue.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the background of this incident? Why were there cameras present, and why did the camera follow the woman back to her seat? Looks to me like a staged incident.

Patrick

StGuyFawkes said...

I'm waiting for someone official to write this off as "a problem of insufficient catechesis".

Latinmassgirl said...

I disagree that she had it on her tongue in totality.

The woman did not have the host totally in her mouth. She simply held it partially in her mouth, as if eating a potato chip and then bit off a bite. Then she took the other part and smugly placed it in her boyfriend's pocket.

Why did the priest have a discussion with her? Did she ask for an extra host for the boyfriend? That is my guess.

just wondering said...

i'm assuming he is a presidential candidate in favor of child killing,
in which case, all her disgrace are belong to him.

Dennis said...

Apparently, Ms. Formal asked the Archbishop if she could "share this blessing" with her boyfriend, presidential candidate Otto Guevara. Hence the conversation and the cameras. She claims to have misunderstood his response, and given a portion of the Host to Guevara so that he could "carry a piece of God in his heart." A concelebrating priest either noticed or was told about the exchange, retrieved the Host from Guevara, and consumed it. The diocese claims that sacrilege was averted, though the action constituted "disrespectful treatment" of the Body of Christ. I'm not sure what the distinction is. So we've got "improper catechesis" (of a sort) and priests in pursuit.

All from http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/spouse_of_costa_rican_presidential_candidate
_pockets_eucharist.

Guevara lost the election to Laura Chinchilla. Both oppose abortion but would allow it in cases of rape or when the mother's health is at risk. Both oppose same-sex marriage but support civil unions.

just wondering said...

but that still doesn't explain to me(maybe i'm slow) why he couldn't get his own "piece of God for his heart" and why if he could receive, he gave the host back. i think there is a little more to this story than we are being told.

just wondering said...

something else that i noticed in the commentary of the video, first it said she was the girlfriend of the candidate, and then it said he was her husband? the plot thickens.

StGuyFawkes said...

Are we quite sure this did not take place at St. Stan's?