National Catholic Fishwrap’s website, the editors have run something that was in their print edition, the actual fishwrap. They are reacting to both Bp. Olmsted of Phoenix and Bp. Morlino of Madison and their implementation of new local practices for Communion under both kinds.
They invoke the usual suspects, such as Call to Action, Chicago Theological Union, Boston College so as to crush poor benighted Olmsted and Morlino in the iron jaws of their logic.
They are also waking up to the fact that this issue of Communion under both kinds also has implications for their mobs of usually unnecessary Extraordinary Ministers.
In short, they are panicking.
What I find most interesting is that NCF refers throughout to “Communion wine“. The word “blood” didn’t appear in the article. A small detail, but one I find telling.
“But Father! But Father!”, some of you may protest. “You are just nitpicking. After all, they aren’t used to thinking in terms of traditional images, language, theology… the Church’s teachings. You’re mean!”