Catholic blogs are abuzz with these images from Rio, showing "Eucharistic Ministers" distributing Holy Communion from disposable plastic cups. PLASTIC CUPS! Truly stunning. Where is our faith? Our reverence? Our devotion? The incredible thing is that these well-intentioned people genuinely believed they were doing a great service in "getting involved." Who on earth was in charge of these kinds of decisions?
Scooping up the Blessed Sacrament, fistful by fistful
Gimme gimme gimme!
That was then: antique ciborium and chalice, sacred vessels fit for a King