Sunday, July 9, 2017

Communion Hosts and Gluten

Folks waking up to fake new headlines about gluten-free Communion might want to get some background from this story.

Gluten makes bread hold its shape, and without gluten, fillers must be used. This is not allowed for Communion.



A Benedictine community of nuns in Missouri found a way to make very low-gluten hosts. And that is the real news: a recent permission given for those who need to avoid gluten to use the new low-gluten hosts.

Those who cannot digest any gluten whatsoever can simply drink from the chalice.

This is a non-problem--now a PR problem--and the international press has behaved irresponsibly.