I received this from a priest…
Dear and Reverend Father,
I thought that you may find the attached image useful, as heartbreaking and enraging as it is. Today, an elderly woman came into my office. She was very confused and upset. She handed me this book and explained that she found it while cleaning out the estate of a deceased friend.
Inside the book, she found two Hosts. I thanked her and told her I would take care of it. She left, relieved.
I don’t know whether they were consecrated (I’ve already consumed them). I also don’t see why anyone would have two unconsecrated hosts in their possession.
This “Communion in the hand” thing needs to stop.
Thank you for all you do, and know of my prayers! Peace!
I might add this…
Father, those are Hosts which were found because they were in a book.
Then there are the Hosts which are never found, because they were taken for evil purposes. There are the Hosts which were simply thrown away.
This Communion in the hand thing…. it has to stop.
CITH… just say ‘No’.