8/20/2004 Add a comment
You would think the Catholic church would have bigger things to worry about. But, no. They are disqualifying the first communion of an 8-year-old girl because the wafer she ate contained no wheat. Because she is allergic to wheat, Haley Waldman of Brielle, N.J., ate a rice wafer instead. In her words: "I'm on a gluten-free diet because I can't have wheat. I could die." Hmm... seems like a little bending of the rules could be made here. Y'know, for a church compassionate enough to move child-molesting priests to new parishes rather than ban them from the clergy.