I am a Catholic, and when I took my first Holy Communion in the 1960s, the priest placed the wafer straight onto your tongue. I was quite happy with that. Later, the priest used to place it on your hand and you placed it on your tongue yourself. When I was quite young still, a schoolmate dropped her wafer on the floor. There was a huge hullabaloo. The place she dropped it had to be cordoned off and blessed and all kinds of things. I am left handed and very clumsy so I was terrified of that happening to me. I chose to have it on the tongue after that. Even if the priest was reluctant, I just stuck my tongue out. And we never ever ever got to drink wine. Ever.
Now, of course, being divorced, I am no longer allowed to take communion (and I no longer go to church), but I thought this was interesting. How times have changed!
What a terrible thing!
I know drinking the Wine from the cup is not hygienic and with the pandemic it is obviously forbidden but these individual cups are a disaster for the environment. How did people even think of it?
Huh. I was raised in a Catholic family myself and I did not know you weren’t allowed take communion if you divorced.
Yes, sadly, if you are divorced you cannot attend confession or communion, and cannot receive the last rites.
Sanitary and hygienic, to be sure, but a total disaster for the environment just as the Keurig cup has been.