Warning: If you are of a squeamish nature, you may want to skip this post, although it presents an excellent example of the bizarreness of Catholic doctrines when they are pursued to their ultimate conclusion.
Roman Catholics are taught that during the mass their priests change bread wafers and wine into the literal body and blood of Jesus Christ. The mass attendees then line up and receive the Jesus wafer from the priest and consume it, believing they are actually eating Jesus and communing with Him and receiving graces for fifteen minutes while the wafer is broken down in their digestive tract.
Belief in the “transubstantiation” of the bread wafer into Jesus has some very strange consequences. Catholics come to church during off-hours to worship and adore a large Jesus wafer displayed on the altar. Catholics have been known to enter a burning church building to rescue surplus Jesus wafers stored in the altar “tabernacle” from the flames. Any irreverence or harm to the Jesus wafer is seen as an intolerable desecration.
I recently came across the audio-video far below of a five-minute segment from the 07/11/18 edition of the “Take 2 with Jerry & Debbie” Catholic talk-radio show broadcast on the EWTN network. An anonymous Catholic woman who identified herself as “Mary” from Houston, Texas called into the show and shared her disturbing story. At the 0:55 mark of the video, Mary relates the following:
“… I used to bring communion to the hospitals…and I gave this one lady communion, and she immediately puked. And I felt like, okay, what are you supposed to do?
And so I gathered, you know, all the vomit and the host in this little plastic bag. And then I started thinking, How can I leave Jesus there? That is just disgusting. What can I do?
I swallowed it. I swallowed the whole bag.
… I did! I couldn’t stand to leave Him there!
And then I went to Mass, and I was in the choir, and guess what the song was? “Look Beyond the Bread You Eat, See Your Savior and your God.”
I mean, that was definitely no coincidence! That was…He was saying, “Yep, I appreciated it!”
This poor, deluded woman swallowed a plastic bag containing a stranger’s vomit believing she was doing the proper thing. Did program co-host, Debbie Georgianni, then counsel the woman to curb her bizarre piety? How could she when her church teaches the consecrated bread wafer is actually Jesus? While Georgianni states that if she were in the same predicament she would have taken the vomit to a church for proper disposal, she commends Mary for “how (she) handled the situation” and praises her for “how beautiful(ly) you responded from your heart because you care so much about the body, blood, soul, and divinity of our Lord in the eucharist.”
Roman Catholicism butchers John 6:22-71 with a literalistic interpretation, but the passage is all about belief and saving faith in Jesus Christ as Savior, NOT about physically eating Him!
Postscript: Contemplating this horrible story, one can’t help but think of the unmentioned final outcome. The plastic bag containing the vomited Jesus wafer was ultimately excreted into the Houston sewer system. No, my Savior, the King of kings and Lord of lords is not flushed down into a sewer system!
“Do not work for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” – John 6:27-29