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Tag Archives: Eucharist

• In Iran, Christians get 80 lashes for drinking communion wine

In Iran, Christians get 80 lashes for drinking communion wine

A court in the Iranian city of Rasht has sentenced four members of the Church of Iran to 80 lashes each for drinking wine during a communion service. According to Independent Catholic News, Behzad Taalipasand, Mehdi Reza Omidi, Mehdi Dadkhah and Amir Hatemi were charged last week and have until 30 October to appeal the […]

• OMG. Venezuela Catholic Church Fears Running Out Of Wine

OMG. Venezuela Catholic Church Fears Running Out Of Wine

Venezuela’s only maker of church-standard communion wine can no longer guarantee production. When it comes to Venezuela’s growing scarcities, not even the Roman Catholic Church has received a dispensation. Church officials say food shortages and foreign exchange restrictions are causing a lack of ingredients needed to celebrate mass: altar wine as well as wheat to […]

• What? Mass without wine? Phoenix Diocese WineLess Mass Criticized

What? Mass without wine? Phoenix Diocese WineLess Mass Criticized

The Phoenix Diocese decision to restrict wine in Communion rituals received criticism nationwide on Friday. Most who commented said they could not understand the reasoning behind Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted’s decision. And some believed the reasons had to do with unsanitary conditions or profane actions surrounding the wine, which Catholics believe to be the blood […]