Tuesday, September 14, 2004


Still wishing I knew how to just make the title a link to the website... in my diocesan paper there is a very nice article about the above named society which stives to:

  1. Educate Catholics with Celiac disease about their options for Holy Communion as provided by Canon Law and the USCCB.
  2. Educate Catholic clergy and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion about the special needs of Catholics with celiac disease.
  3. To help reconcile Catholics with celiac disease who have left the Church because of exclusion from the Eucharist hosts.

There was also an article about the extremely low-gluten hosts now approved and available from the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in Clyde, MO. These hosts have gained the support of Gluten-FREE Living, after they were thoroughly tested by medical experts from the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland. The experts found that a person with celiac disease could easily consume one of these hosts daily without any medical complications; in fact they would need to consume 270 of the hosts daily before having a reaction.

For more information on the Catholic Celiac Society, please visit: www.catholicceliacs.org or call 914-737-5291.

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