... Wash Me and I Shall Be Clean Indeed!
Anyone administering the chalice during the Eucharist is familiar with the lively child chomping at the opportunity to 'slam DUNK' the bread/wafer into the wine- along with a possibly funky fist.
Here are the links to the article from Los Angeles Times by P.J. Huffstutter and Duke Helfand: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-churchflu14-2009oct14,0,2435367.story
AND the response on scopes: http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=52103.
How is your diocese or parish 'handling' the situation? Your comments are invited and encouraged.
p.s. For an essay on the light side of this topic, Hop over to the "A Few Good Writers" section of http://www.geraniumfarm.org/ to read Fr. Tim Schenck's essay 'Touchless Eucharist". Enjoy!
p.p.s. Just as I finished posting this, Rev. Ann Fontaine posted something on Facebook I simply HAD to share. In my 1950's roots, this reminds me of the change do-hickey the Good Humor man used... click here for a link: http://www.puritysolutions.org/index.php.