Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you
will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For
everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and
to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Matthew7:7)
Catholic celiacs face a special set
of challenges when it comes to the Church and the Holy Eucharist.
There has been no unified effort by the Church to identify Catholics
who turn away from the Church because of communion issues.
There has been no organized effort to educate priests or Extraordinary
Ministers of Holy Communion about the special needs of Catholics
with celiac disease. There has been no support system for
Catholic celiacs who have been struggling with this problem.
We are pleased to announce the formation
of the Catholic Celiac Society whose three-fold mission will be
to educate Catholic celiacs about their options for Holy Communion
as provided for by Canon Law and the U.S. Conference of Catholic
Bishops; to inform Catholic clergy and lay ministers about the
special needs of Catholic celiacs in their dioceses and parishes;
and to reconcile those Catholic celiacs who have left the Church
through lack of understanding, exclusion from the Eucharist, and
isolation from their church community.
Please help us help you and other Catholic celiacs. Stand
up and be counted. Contact the Catholic Celiac Society at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chris Spreitzer at 914-737-5291.
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This site was last updated on March 31, 2012.