The video -- which apparently did not show him putting the Host into his pocket but instead him holding it a long, long time, -- has been taken down.
Is someone trying to hide something here? This raises several questions....
1) why has the video been 'censored'? --usually that is a bad sign
2) why does Archbishop Andre Richard hand out Hosts like a mardi gras queen passing out tootsie rolls? --- irreverently and with no regard....
3) did he not recognized the Prime Minister of his own country?
there are two versions of what happened, the PM's press secretary and that of a concerned parishioner present at the Mass.... we might have to end up considering sources.
>>>The Prime Minister’s Office moved Wednesday to refute allegations that Stephen Harper pocketed a sacramental communion wafer at the funeral mass of Romeo LeBlanc instead of consuming it.
“It’s totally absurd,” the prime minister’s press secretary, Dimitri Soudas, said. “The priest offered the host to the prime minister, the prime minister accepted the host and he consumed it.”
Questions arose after LeBlanc’s funeral in Memramcook, N.B., Friday.
Msgr. Brian Henneberry, vicar-general and chancellor in the Diocese of Saint John, says a parishioner approached him following the funeral and “expressed concern” that the prime minister accepted the host during the funeral mass, but then slipped it into his pocket instead of eating it.<<<<