Friday, April 2, 2010

Remember Cardinal Schonborn and the balloon mass?

One of the lame excuses the Cardinal's defenders gave was that he was only imitating the Chaldean/Assyrian Eucharistic practices. This was to explain why people were casually munching on pieces of Eucharist which they bit off from large Chunks which they held in their hands.

K.C. recently spoke with a Chaldean Catholic who explained that:

1) a lay Chaldean would never dare touch the Holy Eucharist and would only receive directly in the mouth.
2) She had observed Chaldean priests who - when a Host was accidentally dropped -- dropped to their knees, bent down and licked the Host from the floor.

I didn't bother asking her about Chaldean use of balloons.

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