Here is another situation about which I am simultaneously shocked but not surprised.
The leadership of this parish, in my native place (Twin Cities, MN) has been insane for years. Places like this inspired me, in my fictional Diocese of Libville, to found the “Sing A New Faith Community Into Being Faith Community” and the “Engendering Togetherness Community of Welcome”.
Check out this video. I’m starting at 3:30… This deals with the process for Communion.
This is pretty much a horror show.
It stuns me that this sacrilege would be allowed in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
After the dismissal, as people leave the “worship space”, they are to take little envelopes, “packets”, with a host inside. I suppose the Host in the packet was at some point validly consecrated – I won’t assume that, since it’s Pax Christi, after all.
They are told to take only one. Yeah, right. “Oh, dear, I’ll just take an extra for that nice Buddhist across the street. That’ll make him feel good.”
They are to go to their cars and, in the car, consume the contents of the packet.
There isn’t any instruction about possible particles of a Host in the packet or on the person’s fingers, or subsequently on the steering wheel or floor mat.
For the NEXT Video from Pax Christi:
SCENE: IN PARKING LOT