Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Holy Eucharist-University of Central Florida Incident

Read this yesterday ... quite disturbing. (Thanks InsightScoop)

Prof. Meyers, Webster Cook, and the Eurcharist

On June 29th, Webster Cook, a student at the University of Central Florida, presented himself to receive the Eucharist at a mass being performed by representatives of his local chapter of the Catholic Campus Ministries; the mass was evidently on school property. Cook is himself a Catholic, though of what depth or devotion I couldn’t say. Whatever the case may be, what happened next is well-substantiated: instead of consuming the consecrated host as is proper and expected, Cook decided to keep it. Early reports varied as to whether this purloining was planned or a “spur of the moment” sort of thing, though I’m inclined to lean towards “planned” for reasons that shall shortly become apparent.....

......This might have had all of the impact that any pronouncement from the Catholic League has (none officially and little informally), but it was instead picked up by Prof. P.Z. Meyers, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota-Morris. His response to this issue has been absurdly extensive, beginning with this post (warning: vulgarity) on his popular blog, Pharyngula. Even that might have been the end of it, given Cook’s return of the host, but no; Prof. Meyers upped the ante considerably:

So, what to do. I have an idea. Can anyone out there score me some consecrated communion wafers? There’s no way I can personally get them — my local churches have stakes prepared for me, I’m sure — but if any of you would be willing to do what it takes to get me some, or even one, and mail it to me, I’ll show you sacrilege, gladly, and with much fanfare. I won’t be tempted to hold it hostage (no, not even if I have a choice between returning the Eucharist and watching Bill Donohue kick the pope in the balls, which would apparently be a more humane act than desecrating a goddamned cracker), but will instead treat it with profound disrespect and heinous cracker abuse, all photographed and presented here on the web. I shall do so joyfully and with laughter in my heart. If you can smuggle some out from under the armed guards and grim nuns hovering over your local communion ceremony, just write to me and I’ll send you my home address.


American Papist covers it as well...

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